Lotus Racing opens factory in Norfolk 

Written by David on February 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pmLast Update: March 04th, 2010 at 12:48 am

Lotus Racing Norfolk factoryMalaysia’s ex Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir conducted today the official opening of the Lotus Racing factory in Hingham, Norfolk.

The Prime Minister was joined by Lotus Racing Team Principal Tony Fernandes, Deputy Team Principals Kamarudin Meranun and SM Nasarudin and Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne for the official ceremony to declare the factory open.

Tun Dr. Mahathir was given a detailed explanation of the different aspects of a modern Formula One team factory. He was then seated in the Lotus Cosworth T127 Chassis 02 while the engine was fired up, giving the team’s esteemed guest a very rare insight into the conditions the team’s drivers, Fairuz Fauzy, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen work in at races and tests.

Lotus Racing factory

“It is very exciting for us and the team that Tun Dr. Mahathir has been able to come to Norfolk to officially open our factory. He is the Father of motor racing in Malaysia, the visionary behind the birth of the Sepang International Circuit and the Malaysian Grand Prix and has given us all the inspiration to reach for the skies and achieve our dreams – as such it is a tremendous honour for us to welcome him here and we are extremely proud he has opened our factory today,” said Lotus Racing Team Principal Tony Fernandes and Lotus Racing shareholders Kamarudin Meranun and SM Nasarudin.

Images © Lotus Racing

source: Lotus Racing

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