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Quesnel admits contact with Lotus' Lopez

Olivier Quesnel, the former Ctiroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team's new sporting boss. The 64-year-old Frenchman told the L'Equipe sports daily that the first contact in fact dates back "four years" -- long before Eric Boullier's recent McLaren switch. "I will not pretend that I am not interested," said Quesnel. "From what I understand, there is a shortlist that I appear to be on." He told France's RMC Sport that the current talks with Lopez are ongoing. "I know him well," said Quesnel. "We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team. "Lotus is a great...
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