Lotus excited by potential Renault reunion
3 October 2015 – Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi says that it is "positive" for the outfit that it is nearing a reunion with Renault, which would secure its future in the sport.
Lotus and Renault have been involved in negotiations in recent months and this week the French manufacturer signed a letter of intent regarding the potential acquisition of a controlling stake in the team.
"It looks like we're engaged to be married again, which is interesting as we've had a few relationships together before," said Gastaldi, referring to Renault owning the outfit between 2002 and 2010.
"It's positive for the sport and it's positive for Enstone that a company with the history and prestige of Renault is looking to strengthen its role in Formula 1.
"It's true we've both experienced a few knocks over the years but we've also had some exceptional highs and that makes us all exceptionally motivated to harness our resilience and show everyone what we can do."
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester is also encouraged by the developments.
"It looks like there are exciting times ahead," Chester explained.
"We've worked exceptionally closely with Renault for many years in our history so it's going to be exciting to embark on a new phase of our relationship.
"There's a lot of work to do for next year so it's certainly never a dull moment at Enstone."