One side of the Lotus squabble

One side of the Lotus squabble

As the row over the Team Lotus name intensifies, Tony Dodgins speaks to one of the sides. David Hunt, the previous owner of the name, gives his take on the affair

The Lotus position. As well as something impossible for ageing, overweight, inflexible men, trying to explain same in F1 terms has become just about as difficult. If large swathes of the media are confused then you have to have sympathy for motor racing's fans, especially its more casual ones.

As for the ins and outs, Adam Cooper has made a valiant attempt at enlightening you elsewhere, so I don't need to go there – thank goodness. But what's interesting, and may change a few perceptions, is how it came to pass that a media posse was herded into a small room on the second floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore last Friday to witness Tony Fernandes, his shareholding Malaysians, the Lotus drivers and David Hunt sitting under a projection of the famous Team Lotus logo complete with its 'ACBC' (Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman) initials.

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