Gerard Lopez finds it amusing that Lotus' finances have made so many headlines and has implied that it's part of a "smear campaign".
Last season such was Lotus' financial situation that then-driver Kimi Raikkonen revealed that he had not been paid fully by the team.
The situation deteriorated to the point that he threatened not to race unless he was paid and it ultimately resulted in him leaving the team and heading to Ferrari.
Added to that, other team personnel were also paid late with the more dire rumours suggesting that Lotus' future in F1 was on the line.
The team, though, made this year's grid and yet they have still been dogged by reports that money is an issue.
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