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. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.