James1978 wrote:I think current Mercedes and current Lotus should be different entities from the versions which originated in the 50s. Same with the 50s Alfa Romeo and the 70s/80s version. (And both versions of Renault too for that matter).
So Mercedes would be Malaysia 2010 and Lotus would be Bahrain 2012 I believe.
It is debatable. IIRC '80s Renault and Enstone Renault are considered the same team by the FIA. The same goes for '50s Mercedes and Brackley Mercedes and I think it's the same for Alfa Romeo too. There's also Honda which in its two incarnations is considered the same constructor. And then there's Lola, which had different incarnations in partnership with various teams (Yeoman Credit Racing, BMW, Embassy Racing, Haas-Lola, Larrousse, Scuderia Italia and of course its own Mastercard Lola). Although I think you're right about Lotus. Another example (which I admittedly didn't address) is BMW Sauber as I think the FIA consider them a seperate entity to the team that Peter set up. I will add Enstone Lotus and BMW to the list as their stats are listed seperately and it's probably best that the list reflects this. Worst comes to worst we can ask Enoch if it's not a waste of his time.