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Mr. Blue Sky // Tony Fernandes celebrates his birthday by purchasing Caterham

Published by Christine

Tony Fernandes celebrates his birthday by purchasing Caterham
Team Lotus

Tony Fernandes celebrates his birthday today, 30 April, and enters the next year of his life with a Caterham deal completed.

Team Lotus confirmed this week that they had purchased Caterham Cars with an eye to bringing Formula One technology to the racing road car. Caterham have looked after Colin Chapman's Seven car since it's design, and the move bolsters links that Tony Fernandes and his team have with the Chapman name.

With the battle for the Lotus name in Formula One continuing in court, the move is seen by some to be a potential out for Fernandes, bringing the Caterham name into the sport instead.

Either way, the sun was shining down on Tony and the entire Lotus team as they took to the tarmac at Duxford airfield for some straight line testing.