I see more and more news sites reporting this deal as done, one of the most certain being Joe Sawards blog:
Given that the financial straits Lotus have found themselves in have been well publicised could Mr Ijaz have used a phrase less inclined to raise eyebrows than "The cheque is in the post" ?
I can't help but wonder why, if this deal is concluded, Lotus aren't screaming it from the rooftops, in fact since the weekend it seems that Mr Ijaz has had more to say about Lotus than anyone ? and he's had more to say today.
"We did everything we could. We moved this way, they blocked; we moved that way, they blocked; we moved that way, and finally we got it through".
Something just doesn't seem right to me, not least of all the propensity of Mansoor Ijaz to issue statements when there has been no official confirmation from Lopez/Lotus that the deal has been concluded, could Lopez be having second thoughts about this deal ?
What do we think ? Is is a done deal ? Could there still be issues, and if it is a done deal does anyone have any reservations, I certainly do, and have done almost since the deal was announced.
Obviously this deal affects Lotus, Raikkonen, Grosjean and everyone else at the factory, and with due deference to the likes of Shiroo etc i've started this thread so that any discussions concerning the future of the drivers and team insofar as they relate to the Quantum deal might be kept out of the E21 car thread, we also dont need to discuss how many square feet of real estate Kimi owns
ETA: Is this a veiled warning to Nico Hulkenberg ? My German isn't the best.
Edited by swerved, 05 November 2013 - 15:16.