Lotus says tech boss Allison not leaving

A Lotus insider confirmed that it had been Mercedes' Lauda on the phone calling for the highly rated technical director.

Jan.27 (GMM) Lotus' James Allison is staying put.

That is the claim of an insider at the Enstone based team, despite admitting that Mercedes' Niki Lauda came calling for the highly rated British technical director.

James Allison Technical Director, Lotus F1 Team
James Allison Technical Director, Lotus F1 Team

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Last week, as the Paddy Lowe saga unfolded, we reported that Allison had been earmarked by McLaren as a possible replacement, in case Lowe jumped ship.

Actually, the Lotus insider confirmed that it had been Mercedes' Lauda on the phone.

"Lauda calls Allison every day," the source is quoted by Speed Week, "but James' contract is bullet-proof."

Moreover, "He also doesn't want to leave," the Lotus insider added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Niki Lauda
Teams Mercedes , McLaren , Lotus F1
Article type Rumor
Tags allison, lauda, lotus, lowe, mclaren, mercedes