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Development programme vital for Lotus

Those drivers in year one will be veteran Jarno Trulli and coming-man Heikki Kovalainen but, while Fernandes is happy with the line-up, he insists that harmony must again be the important element.

"I think the key thing is that we really are a team, not a group of individuals," he stressed, "The success of Lotus will be as a team. Even with my limited knowledge, if you look at the way Heikki, Fairuz and Jarno work together, I think that is a much better approach than having two drivers trying to out-do each other.

"I think they should use their energy to make the team a better team, and I'd like it to be positive energy. Of course they will be competitive, that's the way they are - they wouldn't be in F1 otherwise - but I think they will use their competitiveness in a positive way to build a better team."




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Commodore S - Unregistered

February 15, 2010 1:03 PM

This bloke appears really pleasant and down to earth and knows where his expertise starts and ends. No Corporate ego despite his stance. Interesting to see if he has the same outlook at seasons end.



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