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Child's Play - Team Lotus take Formula One back to school

Published by Christine

Team Lotus take Formula One back to school
Team Lotus

Jarno Trulli finds himself surrounded as Lotus go back to school in Malaysia. Boss Tony Fernandes signed his team up to visit his former school, keen to show the children how to make your dreams come true. Teammate Heikki Kovalainen tweeted about their plans earlier in the day:

"Going to visit Alice Smith school with Jarno, Riad and Tony. I've heard they're F1 crazy, look forward to meet them!"

The children were equally excited to meet the drivers and got the chance to ask them questions about what it's like to be a racing driver, and how they got where they are today. Photographs and autographs were the order of the day, before Tony Fernandes summed up his experience revisiting his old haunts.

"We had a dream that we would build a Formula 1 team and compete against guys that have been around for 60 years. In five months we built an F1 team. Dream the impossible. It's great to dream. All my life people have told me I can't do things - can't start an airline, can't start an F1 team - I never listened.

"Don't let your parents, your teachers or anyone put you off your dreams, because from some dreams come some realities - and without dreams you can't realise ambitions. It's okay to try, it's okay to fail. If you don't try, you'll never know."