It has been brought to my attention that various ugly rumours have been circulated whilst I was away visiting my home planet. It is time to set the record straight and to correct the thinking of those who seek to question The Plan.
Firstly, Lotus is still a Formula 1 team. I decided that the best course of action was to terminate our title sponsorship deal because it will strengthen our role in F1. When you love something, set it free. I wrote that song. I also invented Velux windows.
Secondly, Lotus is still committed to Indycar. As proof of this commitment I have decided to strengthen our involvement by working with fewer teams. Remember, three is actually a bigger number than five. Also, dogs can smell colours.
Finally, The Plan For Road Cars remains in place. Ignore the disbelievers; I am committed to building all five new Lotus models and this will happen. The only change is that we will not build the Elan. Or the new Elise. In all other respects the five car programme is strong and will start with the 2013 Esprit in 2015. In my new Lotusian calendar, 2015 comes before 2013. Remember that. And remember that I once saved someone from drowning just by looking at them.
Keep drinking the Kool-Aid.
L. Dany Bahaha