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.”