Interview with Group Lotus's Dany Bahar

Interview with Group Lotus's Dany Bahar

Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar is the driving force behind the firm's massive motorsport expansion - and its new deal with the Renault team. He explained to Edd Straw why F1 is the right place for Lotus Cars

Set aside the Lotus versus Lotus arguments and two things stand out about the creation of the Lotus Renault GP team - both of which bode very well for the future of Formula 1.

First, after years of showing little or no interest in motor racing activities, Lotus Cars has followed its move into IndyCar and GP2 competition by buying a substantial part of a frontrunning grand prix team. This is no toe-in-the-water – Lotus plans to take over the whole show a few years down the line and has committed wholeheartedly to the sport.

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