Lotus denies that unpaid F1 staff are threatening to strike 9 August, 2013 Lotus F1 staff waiting for their salaries to be paid? Lotus has played down reports that the Enstone based Formula 1 team is struggling to survive financially amid crippling debts, with the latest crisis reportedly involving unpaid staff. It was already known that the team’s highest-paid member, lead driver Kimi Raikkonen, is waiting on his latest pay instalment. Reports in the German press also saidthat other unpaid staff members at Enstone are threatening to lay down their tools, while spare parts are running low because suppliers are also waiting for invoices to be paid. Lotus staff at work at the factory at Enstone 35 per cent of the Genii-owned team was sold recently to a consortium called Infinity Racing, but it subsequently emerged that the deal is still not actually done. “There may be some delays,” team boss Eric Boullier admitted this week, “but it will be repaired within a few days. “The package that ensures the future of the company is [being] completed slowly, but we’ll get there,” he told Finnish broadcaster MTV3. Meanwhile, the Spanish sports newspaper Marca said that Lotus has officially denied that team members have not been paid and are threatening to strike. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsLotus in financial trouble as debts mountLotus: A boost before going into summer breakGrosjean: I leave the door open to any nice optionLotus: Not a great day for usLotus: There’s more potential in the carMaldonado would welcome JPS back at LotusGrosjean: I want to win races and soonLotus give hint of intent to keep GrosjeanGrosjean admits Formula 1 future uncertainLotus: We struggled to get a good balance on the car Tamburello_1994 Rubbish. Reports are already out there that Lotus is up to date with “all salaries”. McLarenfan Thanks for clarification Tamburello!! Lotus Staff Member Show me da money! Tamburello_1994 Just sayn. Binoy Considering the current situation,this maybe true. Kimi did say about this, “This happened last year, now again so it is not ideal,”. McLarenfan Last year Kimi racked up more points than Lotus had even dreamed of getting so yes Kimi’s points bonus bill shocked Lotus and they had to get extra funds they admitted that and I presume Kimi LAUGHED.