Heads Team Lotus did not recognise a command-doubleOwner of the team Team Lotus Tony Fernandez and its technical director Mike Gaskojn did not recognise change of the name of a Renault team on Lotus, informs Autosport. Both heads of a stable which in 2010 was called Lotus, sceptically responded about group Lotus plans to take part in Formule-1 under this name.
earlier it became known that group Lotus which belongs to Malaysian concern Proton, got a part of actions of a command Formuly-1 of Renault, and Renault GP Team plans to act in 2011 under name Lotus. Thus the command presented a new colouring - in it yellow colour traditional for Renault is replaced on black-gold.
however Tony Fernandezs command was already declared in the championship under name Lotus - this stable lost licence Proton for brand use, but at the same time redeemed the rights to name Team Lotus at David Hunt. Thus the command also plans to use Renault engines in 2011, and black-gold colouring.
After the statement made Renault F1 and group Lotus, Tony Fernandez wrote on the page of service Twitter: “There are no doubts in that, how much commands Lotus will be on a starting lattice of a following season - it will be only one, and it we!“ Mike Gaskojn, also in Twitter, thanked fans for support, and declared: “Be assured that we - Team Lotus, and we should remain them as only our command independently projects and builds race cars of Formuly-1, and the victory will be for us“.
Besides, Tony Fernandez sneered at a new colouring of the former Renault team.“ David Bahar (the general director of group Lotus - the note of Lenty.ru) was of use for us, - Fernandez in Twitter wrote. - Never felt so confidently concerning our future in Formule-1 as Team Lotus. It seems that they try to steal at us idea of a black-gold colouring “.
But after a while he noticed that“ preservation of a green-gold colouring allows us to save money which we spend for the car “.