Whilst doing some reading last night I thought I’d see if there were any updates on the new Lotus F1 team being put together by Mike Gascoigne.
To be honest there’s not a whole lot of information out there… the teams website is still very much under construction, but it does seem like cars are coming along nicely. There’s a nice pic or two of them undergoing wind tunnel testing, but not much else.
In terms of driver line-up there have been plenty of rumours, but as far as I know no real announcements. Jarno Trulli is a name that keeps coming up, now of course being free of his Toyota commitments following their exit from F1. Jarno has worked with Mike Gascoigne before at Jordan, Renault and Toyota so may well be a good bet. Interestingly Toyota’s stand-by driver from the last couple of races Kamui Kobayashi has said he’d be interesting in a Lotus drive. Given his speed and how entertaining he was I hope he gets a drive somewhere in 2010.
Jake Humphrey from the BBC F1 team spent some time at the new factory last week and posted up this pic of the garage… looks like Classic Team Lotus have been lending a hand :)