EQ8 will be racing around the world with EQ8 Caterham
Caterham and its F1 engine supplier Renault have joined forces to produce road-going sports cars.
At the announcement attended by Caterham team boss Tony Fernandes and Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn in Paris, it was announced that the collaboration will produce “distinctive” cars from the Renault-owned Alpine factory in Dieppe, Normandy.
This agreement reflects a similar passion and expertise in sports and motorsports vehicles
Renault and Caterham Group today announced their decision to join forces in pursuit of a common project: to design develop and build future sports vehicles. The future vehicles will be distinctive, differentiated, and carry the respective DNA of Alpine and Caterham Cars, the automotive division of Caterham Group. They will be built at the Alpine plant in Dieppe, Normandy, in France.
Petrov insists Alonso also a ‘pay-driver’
Caterham’s team boss insists Vitaly Petrov is just as good as the experienced grand prix winner he replaced. Just ahead of the 2012 season, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes decided to oust former Monaco grand prix winner Jarno Trulli with Russian Petrov, the well-sponsored Russian and former Renault driver.
Alexander Rossi impressed with Team Lotus F1 test and ready for next step in his career
American, Alexander Rossi was pleased with his first full day with Team Lotus in the T128-04 at ‘Yas Marina Circuit. The American driver supported by AirAsia and Team Lotus drove last weekend at ‘Yas’ for Caterham AirAsia in the GP2 finale where he is finished 13th and 7th. Rossi is a graduate from World Series by Renault in 2011, finishing 3rd overall in championship with 2 wins and 7 podiums.
JK Racing Asia Series Champion to get GP2 test with Caterham Team AirAsia
The winner of the JK Racing Asia Series 2011 season will receive a GP2 test in the Caterham Team AirAsia GP2 car, it was announced. The test will take place during the official GP2 pre-season tests in 2012, at a date and venue to be announced later.
Tony Fernandes has hinted strongly that he will drop the Team Lotus name for his formula one team ahead of the 2012 season.
The Malaysian entrepreneur has been locked in a bitter dispute with Renault sponsor Group Lotus but won the legal right to keep deploying the name for his Hingham-based team. But Fernandes, also the owner of the AirAsia airline, has subsequently bought the British specialist sports car maker Caterham and renamed his GP2 team Caterham Team AirAsia.
Tony Fernandes will be back on the pitwall this weekend at Monza.
“I am delighted to be back on track after missing a couple of races due to what has probably been the busiest summer of my working career,” said Fernandes.
Team Lotus expands wind tunnel program
Team Lotus has confirmed today that it is expanding its wind tunnel operations having confirmed a deal with Williams F1 to use one of the Grove based team’s two wind tunnels from September 2011. Team Lotus will now be running a two tunnel programme, with the Aerolab facility in Italy working in conjunction with the Williams F1 site in the UK while work continues on the team’s own wind tunnel at Hingham. When that facility is operational all activity will be transferred to the team’s own site.
By Yang Di-Pertuan Agong
Team Lotus Team Principal, AirAsia Group CEO, Tune Group Founder and Malaysia’s iconic entrepreneur Tony Fernandes was conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries the title Tan Sri by Yang Di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin in conjunction with His Majesty’s official birthday today in Malaysia.
A clear hint about Team Lotus’ plans for its new acquisition Caterham Cars is boss Tony Fernandes’ GP2 squad.
Team Lotus could be set to tie up with Caterham Cars, a famous British specialist sports car marque.
Sky News City’s business editor Mark Kleinman, who broke the News Corp/Slim takeover reports, said the F1 team’s boss Tony Fernandes is likely to confirm next week that he has bought the Lotus-linked manufacturer.
“Who would have thought my mentor will be serving as a flight attendant on AirAsia?”
A sure date has finally been set so that billionaire Sir Richard Branson can honour a losing bet by becoming an air stewardess. Last November, the Virgin team figurehead left Abu Dhabi with a sexy red AirAsia stewardess uniform, after he and Lotus chief Tony Fernandes – also an airline owner – wagered on which of their teams would beat the other on their 2010 debuts.
Fernandes said the 27-year-old has “amazing technical knowledge” and “adds value” to Team Lotus
Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has admitted Karun Chandhok could race at the inaugural Indian grand prix in October. Chandhok is only a reserve for the Malaysian team’s regulars Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, but Fernandes admitted that the first race in Delhi is an unique opportunity.
“I am extremely humbled to have received this award today”
The Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award will serve to further facilitate the promotion of commercial and cultural ties between the United Kingdom and Malaysia, says Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes who was honoured with the award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London today.
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