Lotus to build wind tunnel in UK

Tony Fernandes (MAL) Lotus F1 Team Principal. Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday 10 September 2010.

Tony Fernandes

Oct.25 (GMM) Lotus has announced it will soon start building a wind tunnel at its current UK headquarters in Hingham.

The news would seem to end team owner and boss Tony Fernandes’ earlier plans to set up camp with a dedicated wind tunnel in Malaysia.

Lotus Racing also revealed that it is expanding its current UK factory to accommodate its new GP2 team AirAsia.

“Today’s announcement … gives us the facility we need to lay the foundations for long-term success,” said technical chief Mike Gascoyne.