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Lotus team principal Tony Fernandes reveals importance of final race

Lotus team principal Tony Fernandes reveals importance of final race

The final race of the Formula One season is being taken incredibly seriously by the Renaultsport-powered Lotus Team.

Team principal Tony Fernandes said the drivers will be looking to put in a solid performance to mark the end of the team, which will race as the Caterham F1 Team in 2012.

He commented: "The Brazilian Grand Prix is a very important race for us for a number of reasons. On track we still have a fight ahead of us to secure our primary goal of the season, and we will also be saying goodbye to Team Lotus.

"Our stewardship of Team Lotus will come to an end in mid-December. In our short time as custodians of the brand we have had highs and lows but the fundamental point is that we brought Lotus back into Formula One and we did it in the right style."

Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen said that while the year has been long and hard, it has been "one of the best seasons I have had in motor sport".

Posted by Louise Clark
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