F1 » Lotus hints at increased F1 involvement

Dany Bahar hints that Group Lotus could increase its involvement in F1 in the coming years

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JJJ - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 3:27 PM

I do wonder where they come up with the funding for all these new motorsports adventures at Lotus, eventhough their involvement is way more a sponsordeal than actually running a team.
Although Lotus is a bit bigger than, say, Spyker, it's still a low volume car manufacturer and it seems hard to imagine that they're ever going to make a profit with this investment somehow. We all know F1 teams in general don't turn a profit except for maybe Ferrari and McLaren and I doubt they're going to ship tons of extra Elises as a result of this (I know they're planning a bunch of not that great looking new cars, but still).
It feels a lot like a bankruptcy waiting to happen if you'd ask me.

JJJ - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 3:30 PM

Also, on a side note, that Elise challenge on the TopGear track in GT5 is REDICULOUS!!! The car has no grip at all.

People who own the game know what I'm talking about...

And I refuse to TC/spin recovery on.

Bryan G - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 4:05 PM

As far as I know the parent company Proton loses large sums and is a political animal subsidised by the Malaysian government - where the cash will come from for the F1 team on a long term basis is any ones guess.

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