Tony Fernandes: Coming out fighting

Tony Fernandes: Coming out fighting

After a year consolidating his position as a team owner in Formula 1, Tony Fernandes has charged his team with racing rather than participating in 2011. Adam Cooper caught up with the Malaysian to talk about the T128#s potential, the new season and that court case

This time last year Lotus Racing was scratching around just to get the first car completed and ready for testing, which was a remarkable achievement in itself given the time constraints.

This year, things are very different. Mike Gascoyne and his crew have had time to build the car they want, and despite having taken on the extra challenge of changing engine and gearbox supplier, the renamed Team Lotus have made it to the first test of the year in Valencia.

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