It looks like the new Lotus Renault GP team will be the only team running around the track in black and gold livery next season, as Team Lotus have decided to continue using their green and yellow livery.

“Whether they copied us or we copied them that’s beside the point now. The point is what makes sense. Having two Lotus brands on the grid I think is no issue. having four black cars looking the same I think is silly and one has to relent. We’re not childish and emotional and saying ‘Oh no, we’ve got to be black and gold’. We’re pragmatic,” said Team Principal Tony Fernandes.

In his Twitter account he also revealed that the winner for the black and gold livery competition announced earlier would have his or her winning design painted on a showcar, and that they would launch a new competition based on a green and yellow design.