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Lotus to start without a title sponsor

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Lotus was set to have Honeywell as their primary sponsor. But something went wrong.

We hope they have a package before the season starts.

http://www.flagworld.com/news/2013/02/2 ... more-87166

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According to Finnish MTV3 Lotus will have driver names on the spot which is reserved for Honeywell. according to them we will not see Honeywell there in Australia.
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Not good news; and one of ther most exciting car-driver teams too.
Hope they can get something together asap.

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Hardly sponsorless.

That great big 'GENIE' logo on the side of the car, then you've got Rexona and a crap load of small sponsors.

The Honeywell logo was going to to on the engine air intake, but it now just says 'Kimi' or 'Roman'.

See - without Honeywell they could have avoided the fairy cakes red colour scheme. Really doesn't go well.
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RickM wrote:Hardly sponsorless.

That great big 'GENIE' logo on the side of the car, then you've got Rexona and a crap load of small sponsors.


Didn't they have Microsoft Dynamics in 2012? Did they not keep hold of that one?

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RickM wrote:Hardly sponsorless.

That great big 'GENIE' logo on the side of the car.


It's GENII, the parent company that already owns Lotus Renault. There's no fresh cash influx from GENII, which is what they need.

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Sponsorless? thread title totally misleading. I bet Honeywell are waiting to see what Lotus F1 can do this season before signing on the dotted line, the 2014 changes don't help either. Nevertheless, Genii is doing a pretty good job of running this team. Lotus F1 has a way bigger budget than most people think it seems.

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They got Henry-lloyd or something i guess too along with Burn remember.

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They're to start without a main sponsor, not sponsorless.

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I doubt it will be Honeywell. Honeywell are massive in Australia with all their security systems and HVAC/building control. I don't think they would miss the opportunity in Australia. I might be wrong (hope I am) but I don't think Honeywell will be their title sponsor.

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Isn't Lotus itself a sponsor technically

as lotus the car company has no involvement

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What involvement does group Lotus still have in the team? Any?

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DonkeyRhubarb wrote:What involvement does group Lotus still have in the team? Any?


No involvement. They separated last year.
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What sponsorless...I thought their car was littered with hair shampoo and deodarant ads.

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Isn't there Coca Cola's Burn as well?

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Lotus looks like a reasonably good team to sponsor. Why can't the find sponsors?

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in accordance to some news the whole Honeywell story was a bait to prolong Total contract on a very good conditions. Honeywell admitted that they had talks neither with Lotus nor with Williams.

they have Microsfot, Rexona, Coca-cola and Total as main sponsor so far.
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Denorth wrote:in accordance to some news the whole Honeywell story was a bait to prolong Total contract on a very good conditions. Honeywell admitted that they had talks neither with Lotus nor with Williams.

they have Microsfot, Rexona, Coca-cola and Total as main sponsor so far.


...apart from Microshaft and the others, let's not forget CLEAR shampoo for smooth silky hair. :thumbup:

All this sponsorless talk is just hot-air, much like your profile pic :o

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Well they have sponsors, but from time to time some worrying informations pop up... I really do not know how well are they prepared to this season financially. If they have (or had) financial issues this might be bad for their development throughout the season.
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aryaputhra wrote:
Denorth wrote:in accordance to some news the whole Honeywell story was a bait to prolong Total contract on a very good conditions. Honeywell admitted that they had talks neither with Lotus nor with Williams.

they have Microsfot, Rexona, Coca-cola and Total as main sponsor so far.


...apart from Microshaft and the others, let's not forget CLEAR shampoo for smooth silky hair. :thumbup:

All this sponsorless talk is just hot-air, much like your profile pic :o


you are right, I missed CLEAR just because it is the same company as Rexona

A LOT of hot air :)
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MikeV1987 wrote:I bet Honeywell are waiting to see what Lotus F1 can do this season before signing on the dotted line.

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For God's sake I hope that red colour isn't permanent?
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