Formula One - On and Off track week 1
The ongoing row about the use of the Lotus name between the Malaysian Team Lotus and the Lotus Renault team has taken an unexpected turn . Until now, Malaysian Team Lotus owner Tony Fernandes had the support of the Chapman family, but now apparently has lost their support. The Lotus family, represented by Clive Chapman, son of Colin Chapman, has issued a statement in which they admit they have shifted their support to the by Proton owned Group Lotus initiated collaboration with the Renault Formula One team. It is the first time the Lotus family has made their official stance clear to the general public.
Chapman, who is also the manager of Classic Team Lotus, a company that maintains and operates Lotus Formula One cars for owners around the world, said in the statement: "The Chapman Family is impressed by the exciting developments underway at Group Lotus, and it is very grateful to Proton for the significant investment that is being made, to secure a strong future for ...
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