F1 » Team Lotus confirms Caterham takeover

Team Lotus has confirmed its purchase of iconic, niche British sportscar manufacturer Caterham Cars - with both parties forecasting a bright future indeed as a result of the collaboration

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speedlover - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 1:09 PM


Now the millions of necessary cash will flow into this F1 team? But I hardly doubt that guys.

Whereas the Caterham is a nice lightweight development of the original Lotus 6 (which became later the Lotus7 kit car and after that the Super7), it is by no means a match to the technically much more advanced Dutch counterpart the Donkervoort.

Well I am curious what the outcome of this purchase is going to be and sincerely hope that it is going to work!

Brad Dill - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 2:05 PM

I think this shows who Team Lotus thinks will win the "Lotus" naming battle (hint it ain't Team Lotus). How does "Team Caterham" sound.

I imagine Group Lotus's team will become "Team Lotus" when the decision is handed down.

Almaaaaa - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 2:57 PM

Tony and his crew are going to build Chapman-quality road cars, while Group Lotus move away from it, building cars like the new Esprit and Elan to compete with the likes of Ferrari and so on.

"Simplify, then add lightness" is what he used to say.

Dany Bahar and his crew are going against that direction with their new cars.

andrew. - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 3:40 PM

So is Tony Fernandez just buying up British brands?

Next month he is buying the rights to 3 of the great British traditions: tea, queuing and moaning about the weather!

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