Renault has confirmed that it is to buy Lotus F1 and says it is ‘praying’ that the team’s return season isn’t ‘ruined’ by having to use ‘that shitty Renault engine’.
‘We are delighted to be taking over at Enstone and we cannot wait to work with the immensely talented chassis designers, aerodynamicists and other staff,’ said a Renault insider. ‘We just hope that everyone’s hard work isn’t undone by that shitty Renault engine.’
‘This is great news for everyone here at the factory and I know that under Renault ownership we will go on to even better things in 2016,’ added a long-serving member of Lotus staff. ‘Assuming of course we can keep that decent power unit we’ve been using. God help Renault if they take it away and we have to fit that shitty Renault engine from Renault.’
‘Hmph. We thought that Renault engine was quite good,’ said a puzzled spokesman for McLaren.