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Lola considering 2010 F1 entry

Aug 26, 2008
Birtish racing car manufacturer, Lola, is considering re-entering Formula 1 next year after 12 years aways from the sport after confirming that it has committed to a full technical, operational and financial evaulation of the project.

The Huntingdon-based company says it decided on its plans following the FIA's announcement that it would introduce cost-capping to Formula 1, in March.

"The announcement that teams may opt for a prudent, financially responsible 'cost capped' regime from 2010 has resulted in us deciding to fully evaluate the opportunity to develop a car to compete in the FIA Formula One World Championship," said Lola Group executive chairman Martin Birrane.

"Providing world-class engineering excellence, offering high quality solutions governed by a tightly controlled financial regime has been part of Lola's DNA over the last decade.

"The current necessity for F1to adopt a responsible approach in times of economic uncertainty has created the ideal conditions for us to consider developing a car for the world championship.

"Lola possesses the technical resources, capability and know-how to develop cars capable of competing at the very highest levels of international motor sport, including F1. We are therefore embracing the WMSC's timely announcements and assessing a relevant programme for F1 with a view to making a formal entry in the coming weeks."



Andrew Evans

you can't make lola without lol....

car pictured above was a real classic....

Knetterclown NL

Nice i hope there will be more teams joining the 2010 season


the last effort Lola made was obviously shockingly bad, both in terms of the car and the way the entry was funded - Visa had a deal with them that meant more money would be invested for every F1 fan who signed up to the lola F1 card.... as you can imagine that didn't raise a huge amount of funds - but this time my money's on them to get it right pretty quickly. I'd guess years 1 and 2 are used as development, with 3 giving them points and mid-table respectability. they have the facilities to design and build a decent car and they know how to race, so good luck to 'em. More British entries can only be good.

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