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Lopez dismisses talk of Lotus financial problems

Whilst admitting that his team has lost money, Lotus owner Gerard Lopez insists that much of the negative talk is merely a smear campaign.Already known to have money problems, it was around this time last year that it emerged that Kimi Raikkonen - then with the Enstone team - had not been paid, the Finn subsequently missing the last two races of the season due to a (ahem), back problem.Almost all the teams were/are 'struggling' financially, including some of the bigger, well-established ones, but in the eyes (and ears) of many Lotus was suffering most.Talking to the Independent, Lopez, whilst revealing his life-long love affair with cars, and Charlie Chaplin, insists that all is well at...
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