F1 » EXCLUSIVE Lotus F1 aiming to 'control its own destiny'

Lotus F1 will not be shy in splashing the cash to get who it wants and what it wants in 2010, reveals technical director Mike Gascoyne

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percy - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 4:10 PM

Neither is McLaren for that matter. Why can't people just be more positive? I hope it all works out and may everyone involved, Lotus, Cosworth, Fernandes, Gascoyne, Malaysia, Britain and all other sponsors make it a success.

billy-boy - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 5:19 PM

Well don't Proton still own Lotus Cars? If they are a major backer to the New F1 Team Lotus surely there's enough of a link, however tenuous, to make it a worthy of carrying that great name. I feel that Lotus under any ownership is better than no Lotus at all on the grid. Just look at Bentley (VW Group) Rolls Royce (BMW) Jaguar / Land Rover (Tata) etc.

With Mike Gascoyne at the helm they've got a every chance of being competitive, and if they perform well I bet all the moaners and doubters will soon forget their original reservations! I say good luck to them, let's hope they put Anthony Davidson in the 2nd car!!

M Bee - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 6:42 PM

So what if they want to use the Lotus name? Many brands have been resurrected time and time again without fail, and there's no harm in that. If you don't like Lotus then don't be a fan. Simple. Whining about it doesn't change the facts.

JMD - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 7:48 PM

Mclaren is Mclaren, they merged with project 4 and carried on as Mclaren. They have never been re badged, simply evolved.

The fact is this is NOT Lotus. Its a name, not the team. Being a fan is about what a team has acheived, how it goes about things. None of that is present in the 'name'. Lotus is Lotus, they shaped F1, they devolope new technologies and build supreme road cars. This Lotus wont.

Using a name has never worked in F1. Except big europeon companies badging UK built engines.

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