Who knew the biggest support industry in England would be photocopying services?
First the recap: Force India called foul on Team Lotus because their car looks like theirs and the tires they are using in testing have Force India team members' handwriting on them. Mike Gascoyne then stepped in and said look we aren’t doing anything wrong and if you have a problem talk to Fondtech because they’re the ones with the common link—not us.
Latest update: Aerolab has stated that it did not pass any information from Force India to its parent company Fondtech and thus any aero similarities between Lotus and Force India didn’t come from them.
And in a further twist, Aerolab is said to take legal action against FIF1 for “serious and persistent breaches of contract.”
Aerolab’s managing director Jean-Claude Migeot.
It is quite unusual for us to comment on negative matters but we have been given no other choice but to make public the facts after press reports in recent days suggested that Aerolab has passed on information to parent company Fondtech which enjoys a close technical relationship with Lotus F1 Racing. These rumors are designed only to tarnish the company’s reputation and professionalism and to divert attention away from the facts. The truth is that Aerolab is suing Force India for not fulfilling its obligations.
And I thought the offseason would give me a chance to catch up on non-F1 related things.