The Lotus F1 Team unveiled their new livery for the coming season, and there was a noticeable reduction in the number of sponsor logos included on the black, red and gold paintjob. The Microsoft Dynamics logo on the sidepod is much larger, making up for the loss of Total, Rexona, Clear and Burn. PDVSA remain, as part of the deal with driver Pastor Maldonado.
Despite the lack of sponsor names, CEO Matthew Carter remains upbeat about the team’s funding situation. He said: “Our budget for this year, although reduced compared to 2013, is similar to last season. We have a couple of new sponsors that will be there for the first race.” He also added that they laid off a few too many people in the reshuffles last year, but they have restructured and rebuilt and are feeling more confident about their 2015 chances.
With the Mercedes engine on board, Carter believes they can chase down fellow engine-customers Williams, and finish third or fourth in the championship standings.
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References Lotus F1 Team, Lotus Renault GP, Pastor Maldonado, Renault F1 Team, Renault Sport F1 Team
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