F1 » Force India confirms Lotus, Aerolab legal action


Force India starts legal action against Lotus Racing, Mike Gascoyne and Aerolab for a breach of intellectual property

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RBR46 - Unregistered

June 02, 2010 11:38 AM

why the fuss FI? The Malayasia F1 team is well off the pace. Even though i must admit both lotus and virgin impressed my in Turkey virgins fastest lap was only 2.3 slower than LH!

richard

June 02, 2010 12:05 PM

stupid force india. your assumed name is entirely apropriate, at least the stupid bit is! the force india cars may not be at the very front, but last year in particular, it was quite a fast car, even leading a gp at one point. this year, they might not have quite the same pace, but they are still giving a good account of themselves.
but when the lotus was shown in the wind tunnel, everybody remarked at it being the force india model, so i guess fi have a right to be miffed!

DTGM - Unregistered

June 02, 2010 1:23 PM

I would take this seriously if it weren't for FI owing Aerolab money. This just seems like a ruse to put off or get out of paying Aerolab for work they have already done. You always have to wonder when a team all of a sudden decides someone has wronged them when they are in default on a contract and owe money. Seriously, how long has the Lotus been out now and only now has FI figured out that it somehow looks the same.

Taz - Unregistered

June 02, 2010 1:59 PM

This has been rumbling on for a while, not sure how strong FI's case is as I don't know the facts.

They may be looking for an out of court settlement to get out of paying Aerolab, Aerolab have moved to distance Lotus from the row while Force India are trying to drag them into it. Justifiably...I don't know.

Alan D - Unregistered

June 02, 2010 4:59 PM

DTGM: "Seriously, how long has the Lotus been out now and only now has FI figured out that it somehow looks the same."

Force India filed its complaint in December 2009 which would be before anyone had seen the Lotus.

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