Lotus F1 to honor Spanish train crash victims

Following the tragic train wreck in Spain today, the Lotus F1 team will honor those who have perished by placing the Galicia flag on the rear end-plate of the cars for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Lotus F1 boss, Gerard Lopez, offered this 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.”

The latest reports show 140 injured with 36 severely so and a total of 78 people dead after a train, traveling at twice the speed limit for this particular part of the track, wrecked in Spain on thursday.


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