IndyCar » Lotus set to release two IndyCar teams

Lotus is about to release two of the four full-time teams signed up to run its engines in 2012, according to media reports.

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stogie5150 - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:23 PM

Agreed. No amount of denial by Lotus or Judd will keep this thing afloat. 7-9mph slower on a street course straightaway will result in the Lotus teams being slaughtered on the straights of Indy. Sad to see, I had such hopes, but alas tis not to be.

cruachan - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:58 PM

No great surprise sadly.

IMO Indy have tried to change too much too soon. They should have introduced the new engines next year allowing a full year of testing with the new chassis, and stuck with the tried and tested Honda V8s for this year with the new chassis.

They already had to put back the custom aero kits by a year, and also had to beg Firestone to stay on as tyre supplier

Don - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 2:17 AM

Unfortunately, no one knew that Lotus would end up in financial disaster when they initially signed up with IndyCar. I wonder if the company will survive?

Hector - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 4:17 AM

bring Cosworth back to Indy. Kevin Kalkhoven is there and will be so easy to make the comeback.
this will be what indy need to do. The rest will be easy and jndy will be just like CART or similar and fans will be back. I will.

KGBVD - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 3:31 PM

@ Don, no one knew it wouldn't survive? A company that never turns a profit, owned by a conglomerate that can't turn a profit, goes from zero sponsor-ship to pumping millions into teams all over the world, and then tries to establish itself as an engine manufacture in a competitive series in a few months?

No, definitely no warning signs there. Lotus needs to be an independent, BRITISH, small car manufacture. It's NOT to Proton what Ferrari is to Fiat (which is Bahar's dream, it seems).

Everytime I see one of these wheeled-cigarette packets I get angry.

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