Motor racing-Proton say Fernandes has no right to use Lotus name

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LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Malaysia's Proton, owner of Lotus road cars, will "take all necessary steps" to stop Lotus Racing team Tony Fernandes using the brand in Formula One next year, Proton said on Monday. Fernandes announced at last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix that Lotus Racing would compete as Team Lotus, the original name given to the outfit by late founder Colin Chapman in the 1950s, after acquiring the rights from David Hunt. Proton disputed Hunt's right to the Team Lotus ...

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