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Team Lotus confirm deals with Williams F1 and GE - Access to a top notch wind tunnel

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Team Lotus confirm deals with Williams F1 and GE
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Welcome to F1Minute - Lotus gain a new sponsor, and wind tunnel access.

Team Lotus are having a busy week, as yesterday they confirmed a partnership with Williams and today they have announced a big sponsorship deal with GE.

The Williams deal will see Lotus gain access to one of the two wind tunnels owned by the Williams team in Grove. Speaking of the deal, Tony Fernandes admitted it was not just about the state of the art technology, he said: “The other side of the agreement is that I owe a great deal of thanks to Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Adam Parr as they were the first people I ever worked with in Formula 1. AirAsia was a proud sponsor of their team... so I am very pleased that we are able to keep working together.” It’s nice to see a bit of sentimentality in F1.

Today, Team Lotus announced GE as a Premium Partner, and a statement said: “The partnership provides extensive brand and business benefits to both parties... and provides Team Lotus with leading edge technological, R&D and manufacturing resources that will help accelerate the team’s progress, on and off track.”