F1 » Renault signs most unlikely F1 sponsor?

Russian carmaker LADA to sponsor the Renault F1 team during the 2010 season

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tom - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 10:47 AM

Brilliant - finally a story that actually makes me smile. I love Renault - hope it doesn't prove itself the butt of endless jokes this year because of this.

andrew. - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 11:03 AM

I would have thought that the most unlikely would have been Greenpeace. :p

But Lada are a serious car company. They have a team in the WTCC and by all accounts their cars use brick sh1t house technology and last a fair bit. Still wouldn't by one yet. The styling is still pretty crap.

Taz - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 11:32 AM

Classic Clarkson quote on the Lada Riva

"When they made a rallying version the used the brakes of a MAXI....how bad must the brakes have been that the brakes of a Maxi were better" :p

A Maxi is an awful British Leyland car for those who were too young to remember or experience.

Martin - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 11:53 AM

Lada actually broke its contract to pull out of the WTCC for this year. The FIA must think twice about allowing this deal under those circumstances.

The sponsorship deal which made me laugh was when NiQuitIn signed with Williams - a product designed to help people quit smoking, so soon after Formula One teams were forced to quit tobacco advertising...

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