But now, team sources are spilling the beans behind the scenes.
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Yesterday at the Elysée Palace in Paris, France
The French government has conferred Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and Co-Chairman of Caterham Group with the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur award, signifying Fernandes’s outstanding contributions towards the economy of France through the aviation industry.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.” – Tony Fernandes
Caterham F1 Team are running special “To Philippines With Love #toPHwithlove” branding on the CT03 racecars at the US and Brazilian Grands Prix to support a special AirAsia donation and relief campaign benefiting the communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan which recently devastated The Philippines.
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.