Haas not interested in buying Lotus 12 May, 2014 A source close to Formula 1’s newest team owner Gene Haas has denied reports linking the Californian with Lotus. Amid reports that Enstone based Lotus are struggling to pay their Renault engine bill in 2014, it was suggested in the Barcelona paddock that Haas was set to visit Lotus’ UK headquarters this week. It triggered speculation that Haas, 62, may have listened to the critics and acknowledged that basing his new team in the United States might not be a good idea. But according to Motorsport.com, a ‘top Haas Formula official’ denied the Sky Sports report. “He is not looking at Lotus,” the source said, adding that Haas is traveling to Europe but not on Formula 1-related business. (GMM) Subbed by AJN.