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Team Lotus targets improved reliability and a two-car finish in Japan

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Alex - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 10:20 AM

More of the same from Fernandes, when he says they are only a small team with a small budget thats a load of b*lls, their budget far exceeds Williams, they have an experienced crew all seasoned F1 mechanics, engineers, data/performance, The only newcomers to F1 in this team are the Malaysians who own it. For me there are no excesses for this team not to have scored points coming to the end of their second season. Fernandes needs to look to the technical people who run this team and look hard at them because they are not stepping up to the mark. Fernandes, Jarno, Heikki, mechanics & fans with their passion is being let down disgracefully by the likes of Gascoyne and his cronies .

Name - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 11:47 AM

@Alex, it seems to me that you feel building a f1 car is lego play. You should go play more lego without the instruction manual, it's harder than you think.

Taz - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 12:57 PM


Your letting your obvious dislike for Mike Gascoyne cloud your judgement, it's harder to break into F1 that in previous decades, they aren't that far away, remember they don't have KERS. They will next season, if they don't move up then statements like you've just made might be more understandable.

Look at the money Toyota threw at F1 and didn't get a single win.

Alex - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 2:00 PM


Look at the money Toyota threw at F1 and didn't get a single win.

I think you made the point for me, Toyota under the direction of a one Mr Mike Gascoyne never won anything, Fernandes and the team deserve a lot more from the highest paid team member.

As for dislike for Gascoyne tell me what there is to like about this looser big on mouth short on every thing else. PR doesn't score points

Taz - Unregistered

October 04, 2011 2:52 PM


Actually Toyota were doing ok under Mike Gascoyne, they fired him and moved more control of the operation to Japan, they were obsessed with interfering from Japan and it cost them and the management levels for decision making was horrendous by all accounts. To blame their failure on Mike Gascoyne is taking a very blinkered simplistic view.

I'm no huge fan of his or Lotus but to blame the failure of Toyota and the perceived failure of Lotus on him is just stupid.

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