Ruhan gaining more influence amid Lotus struggles 19 January, 2014 Property tycoon Andrew Ruhan is stepping up into a more influential role amid Lotus’ financial struggles. That is the claim of Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, in the wake of the departure of the Enstone based team’s chief executive Patrick Louis. Replacing Louis is Matthew Carter, who is reportedly close to Ruhan. Earlier this year, Ruhan bought two per cent of the team, and correspondent Raymond Blancafort said the British property developer is now stepping up further as the crucial ‘Quantum’ team buy-in continues to falter. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsLotus upbeat as they head to SilverstoneLotus PR chief fired over gay tweetGastaldi: We have potential still to be fulfilledGastaldi: It’s been a tough, tough start to the yearLotus: We’ll get the best out of PastorLotus get new fuel boost for MonacoLotus hit back after Renault late payment claimsBoullier: After Silverstone we may go more radicalHaas not interested in buying LotusHaas visit to Lotus may be prelude to Enstone buyout Kimi4WDC Just sell the team already.