Interview with Tony Fernandes
|By Jonathan Noble||Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 16:42 GMT|
This season, the Lotus name will make an historic return to Formula 1. Unsurprisingly, the efforts of the Malaysian-backed team have attracted huge interest as it bids to not only emerge as best of the new outfits, but also take on some established names.
At the centre of the push behind Lotus is team principal Tony Fernandes - the flamboyant entrepreneur who juggles his time between his AirAsia business, the music industry, following West Ham football club and now F1.
AUTOSPORT caught up with him recently to discuss how progress was going, what his vision for the future is and why only a night race at Silverstone will prove to him that F1 has become truly global.