Now someone be a good chap and sell the rights to the Team Lotus name to Clive Chapman for a peppercorn ammount so that the Chapman family can regain the name and ensure the fiasco of dragging the Lotus name through the dirt never happens again. Ever !!
Well I remember saying Bahar's vision of marketing the Lotus' name was over ambitious and it was going to end in tears
It is actually quite sad to see the great name of Lotus disappear from F1 again. I don't think the name should be brought back into F1 again given the bitter row over the naming rights between the two former team owners/ principals that fought over turned out was actually a waste of time now
Phew, that's a relief. With Renault dropping Pastor it would have been a change too many if they had dropped Miss Jorda as well. It's vital to the development of the team to have someone at the back of the garage for the TV cameras to cut to.
With Frenchmen Ocon there as well there is a francophile feel to background of the team. Can't help but feel Magnusen and Palmer are stop-gaps until the car is developed a bit and they can put in drivers to fly the French flag, or at least one of them anyway.
I think they wanted a Québécois. Wickens would have been a great option some years back but he's been written off. He himself supposedly rejected offers to be reserve driver for a couple of F1 teams. I suspect one of the them being Force India.
RasputinLives Apparently current drivers are only on 12 month contracts . An interesting choice Latifi some practice sessions given Oliver Rowland is also part of the Renault young driver programme and competing in Gp2 as well