Tag: Tony Fernandes
“I had a go on a Caterham, it scared the Hell out of me,” recalled Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes ruefully as he announced his purchase of the company. He should have tried it the way BritsOnPole did later the same day.
On the face of it, the sale of Caterham Cars to the Malaysian-owned Team Lotus Enterprises looks like another sad tale of an iconic British company being sacrificed to the ambitions of an overseas giant – but that would be missing the point.
While new Lotus drivers Heikki Kovalainen, Jarno Trulli and Fairuz Fauzy have been busy on the racetracks of Spain, developing the team’s F1 challenger, its Norfolk factories have been entertaining royalty, heads of state and supermodels.