Lotus To Honour Spanish Train Disaster Victims At Hungarian Grand Prix

Lotus have announced that they will honour the victims of the Spanish train disaster at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Spain has entered three-days of mourning following yesterday’s derailment in Galicia which left 80 dead and more than 140 injured.

In a press release issued on Thursday evening, Lotus chairman, Gerard Lopez, a local of Galicia, sent out his condolences and confirmed that both Lotus’ will feature the Galician flag on their rear wings.

The full statement:

“Following the tragic accident on Wednesday 24th July 2013 involving the passenger train in Galicia, I and all within Lotus F1 Team would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those affected and involved.

“As a Galician, I will provide all the help and support possible to those affected by this disaster, which has taken place in an area of the country I know and love so well. As an expression of support, I would like to reach out to those involved and show my unity to the region.

“Furthermore, as a mark of respect and display of moral support, Lotus F1 Team will drive with the Galician flag on the rear wing end plates of both E21 Formula 1 cars throughout the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix.”

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