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.