Friday, 15 May 2015

Lotus F1 Team not for sale

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

The Lotus F1 Team are not for sale according to CEO Matthew Carter. It has been reported that Renault are currently looking into their role in Formula One.

Renault currently provide power units to Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso however the French manufacturer according to Carter are looking at all of the options including remaining as a power unit supplier, pulling out altogether or buying becoming a works team.

The Lotus F1 Team were previously owned by Renault before the company sold the team to Gerard Lopez’s Genii Capital at the end of 2009.

The Enstone outfit have switched from Renault to Mercedes from the 2015 season and Carter revealed that shareholders at the outfit have no intention of selling the team. 

Carter also stated that with the new Mercedes partnership the Lotus F1 Team have given themselves the opportunity to perform as they should and compete regularly for points finishes.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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