Karma is what it's all about. Lotus is dead and gone. Neither of these teams are Lotus in anything other than name and that is a different thing altogether from the historic and respected marque of the 60's and 70's. All that bull about the return of the Lotus name to F1 being great for the sport is so much hot air being wasted. The sport doesn't need the name, it needs performances reminiscent of the heydays of Chapman, Clark, Rindt, Hill, Peterson, Fittipaldi, and of course the JPS design which Renault would appear to be copying this year.
It doesn't matter - These names do not bring back the brand they're just copies.
Karma requires they both just drop it and move on- Karma is coming back to bite them in the ass.