Lotus is British. But owned by(Malaysians)Proton, just as Lamborghini will always be italian though its owned by Germans (VW).wesley123 wrote:Lotus isnt British, Renualt is French, the only british thing is that the teams base is in Great Britain.
AFAIK, Lotus's base is in the UK (headquartered in Norfolk) and is registered as a UK company with owners (of the company) listed as Proton.wesley123 wrote:Is Lotus' base in Great Brittain? I think not, is the marque Lotus registered as an Brittish company? I think not.
Seems they're loosing fans on every side: Lotus fans stick to Team Lotus/1Malaysia, Renault fans maybe just as well plus changing to Red Bull Racing, Kubica fans keeping heads ashamed down. Perhaps a big gain in Petrov fans.Sawtooth-spike wrote:Wow what great way to alienate your fans! I quite liked new Renault and I really liked team lotus but now it just looks like a total mess. I hope Tonys boys give Renault a good kicking next season in return.
I hear Montezemolo crying again for a third car. Ferrari could buy Toro Rosso!Sawtooth-spike wrote:Let's hope bernie steps in and sorts it out cus 4 cars all looking the same with also identical names is not good for the sport.
As for the colours: Dunno exactly how to read Fernandes' Twitter post (re-tweet):ESPImperium wrote:Id love Team Lotus (Tonys Team) to go with the Cammel Era livery in Yellow, Blue and Black, aping the Renault of last season. Or alternitivly, why not let them have Black and Gold and keep the new Team Lotus with Racing Green and Yellow, the Classic appeal.
Isn't there a section in the International Sporting Code (PDF) to prevent Group Lotus' "Hijacking"? I think Article 151c would fit:RT @RX826: @tonyfernandes Stick with the Green and Gold, save some cash to spend on the car!
151. Breach of rules
Any of the following offences in addition to any offences specifically referred to previously, shall be deemed to be a breach of these rules:
c) Any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally.