*shakes head* People keep quoting this comment from Mike Gascoyne as arrogant, disrespectful, blah blah. Rubbish. Autosport took one word, made it a headline, and there you have it. In my eyes, MG said nothing more than the truth about the matter. I can imagine any number of teams saying the same thing. This is RACING! It’s all about determination.
If his team finishes above another established team it would be embarrassing for them, good for Lotus. So lets all grow up and stop making mountains ouf molehills, it’s making me wince.
The Lotus car company had then been sold off to General Motors and Team Lotus had been offloaded to employees Peters Collins and Wright for $6 million. They are two separate entities started by the same chap(man).
As far as I’m concerned, let them race as they are. I don’t care, I want both to do well. The company names both have ‘genuine’ legacy legally, so whats the problem? It’s not like Chapman was squeaky clean, he was full of dubious deals like the Delorean fiasco. He’d be having a laugh right now I’m sure, especially as he died before he spent 10 years in jail.
Group Lotus want to be all self-righteous, that’s up to them. They don’t own the Team Lotus brand, they never have and sounds like they never will. Not my problem. I want both to do well, but now I know the history of the whole sordid affair a bit better, suits me fine that they both stay as they are, cos I understand it, and in a way, I’m a bit nostalgic about it.