F1 » Fernandes: Only Ferrari can rival emotion of Lotus

"I smell an opportunity and I think Lotus is a fantastic brand," says Lotus F1 team boss, Tony Fernandes.

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andrew mac - Unregistered

January 05, 2010 4:26 PM

The only emotion about this team is anger at them dragging the Lotus name through the mud for the sake of an advertising gimmick.

I fully expect the team to drop the Lotus name once they have pleanty of sponsors and are established in F1.

I hope this team is successful but this is only for one reason. The Lotus name.

grantrd - Unregistered

January 05, 2010 4:57 PM

that car will be as much a Lotus as the Ferrari is a Chevrolet.......Colin Chapman will be turning in his grave watching this lot drag his name through the gravel trap........
Their aint nothing emotional about this Fernandes's wet dream........ :p

MotoGP Fan - Unregistered

January 05, 2010 9:59 PM

Who cares? Not me:)

Watch MotoGP. Rossi Lorenzo Stoner Pedrosa Spies Dovizioso Capirossi Simoncelli Aoyama Bautista and the rest will be out in March under the Flood lit track of Qatar. Dont miss it its gonna be epic

John-Bull - Unregistered

January 05, 2010 10:21 PM

What a self opinionated prick Fernandes is. He runs a bancrupt airline bailed out by his government hijacks a great British sporting name and thinks he can rival Ferrari all in one go, a 5 minute wonder in F1 this man.


January 06, 2010 11:15 AM

Sorry to disappoint all you doubters, but a name does mean a lot. Take football as an example. 50 years ago a team might be made up of players all born within 10 miles of the ground. Now a Premiership team can be made entirely of overseas players and run by a far-east consortium, yet the fans still believe it's their team.

Using the Lotus name is a shrewd move. I doubt they'll be any good, but it's a clever piece of marketing.

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