F1 » Lopez 'surprised' by Heidfeld's 'emotional' reaction

Lotus Renault GP majority shareholder Gérard Lopez has accused Nick Heidfeld of reacting 'emotionally' to being replaced by Bruno Senna in last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps

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August 31, 2011 11:25 AM

oh for goodness sake! why on earth would you think that nick would not react emotionally. you replace him at the last moment, by a poorer driver, because he was not "performing" in a pig of a car, which had a propensity to self imolate.
why not just admit that you are short of money, and needed the cash?


August 31, 2011 11:33 AM

just to add fuel to the fire (pun intended!), it is being reported that dave richards has put in a bid for the team, backed by van de gardes billionaire father in law. possibly big changes in the offing??


August 31, 2011 11:49 AM

It gets better Richard, Boullier is quoted in Autosport saying "Senna has boosted team morale" It must be down to that epic start, if it hadn't been for all those pesky cars getting in the way it would have been start of the season!

Rob - Unregistered

August 31, 2011 12:52 PM

How can Dave Richards put an offer in for Lotus Renault with Proton being the majority share holder not Gerard Lopez. With the team set to change name to Lotus next season Eric's job is the one most at risk.


August 31, 2011 1:04 PM
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rob. lotus have an interest, but i believe that genii are the major shareholder. apart from that, anyone can make an offer for any team, just as merc did with brawn, or ford with stewart etc etc. if the figures are right, any team can be sold. team name can also be changed, and who knows, richards could decide to keep the lotus name, and still retain lotus group as a shareholder. ANYTHING is possible.

ps. if you read the story, you will see that LOPEZ is the majority shareholder.

Call me Mr Cynical - Unregistered

August 31, 2011 1:04 PM

What's more likely folks is that Heidfeld would have had to turn up to offer to race as it would help his court case in 3 weeks time.
"Look er Judge, I turned up and they wouldn't let me drive the car I'm contracted to" is a hell of a lot better than Renault saying "he didn't turn up so we put Seena in the car"?
In other words he stood up to his side of the contract.
No guesses that he will turn up at Monza paddock (if Bernie issues him a pass).

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