It has been a while now since Genii Capital, the famous owner for Lotus, announced its intention of bringing a new player into the team.
Yesterday however we all witnessed that new player, which happens to be Infinity Racing Group. The allegedly minority shareholding however is a little more consistent, rising at 35% from all Lotus shares.
Wondering who Infinity Racing Group is? Shortly put, the group is made from several private investors from Abu Dhabi and America, in addition to a currently unidentified nation from the ones specialized in oil production.
Even so, Lotus will keep its management team with Eric Lux as CEO and Gerard Lopez as chairman. Both of them seem very confident in the positive effects of this change of strategy.
After the major inconveniences caused by Renault, Lotus has long been waiting to find a way and jump on top of F1’s most successful constructors.
As we are all curious to discover the impact of the new investors on Lotus’ rise, we cannot help but wait. Even so, the plus of technological expertise and high connections sounds promising.