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McLaren offered technical deal to Team Lotus

McLaren offered the car finance technical deal to Team Lotus, according to Tony Fernandes, boss of the F1 team.

McLaren offered the car finance technical deal to Team Lotus, according to Tony Fernandes, boss of the F1 team. The Virgin/McLaren deal that we all read about a few weeks ago is lucrative and beneficial because it allows Virgin into McLaren’s windtunnel and expertise, but Fernandes decided not to agree to a possible collaboration.

"The McLaren package was offered to us several times in the last year," said Fernandes who is quoted by Finland's Turun Sanomat. "For us however we prefer (to pair with) Red Bull because both our teams have the Renault engine."

Heikki Kovaleinen, however, thinks Virgin have done the right thing:

"I don't know whether it is the same package that was offered to Lotus, but it is obvious that if it does not improve their (Virgin's) pace, they have a very big problem," he said.

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