Lotus's James Allison says he intends to honour his contract with the team

Technical boss had been linked with a move elsewhere

By Mike Wise.   Last Updated: 31/01/13 4:07pm

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Lotus Technical Director James Allison has stressed his commitment to the team in the wake of speculation that he might head elsewhere.

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Allison has led the technical department at Enstone since 2009 and helped oversee a strong season last year, when Lotus finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship and claimed one victory.

Last week's suggestion that Mercedes are lining up McLaren technical boss Paddy Lowe as part of a bid to replace Team Principal Ross Brawn sent the rumour mill into overdrive, with McLaren said in turn to be lining up Allison.

However, speaking to Sky Sports F1's Ted Kravitz at the launch of Lotus's 2013 car earlier this week, Allison said he was going nowhere.

"I have a pretty long contract with this team. I take contracts very seriously and I intend to honour that in every aspect," he said.

"It is true that there is talk and chat and happily people do pay me some attention. But I have a contract with this team and that's that."

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