Disaster strikes in Bahrain at the opening race of the 2010 grand prix. Maclaren, Ferrari et al have gone berserk at F1 chiefs as the new "no refuelling" rule comes into play.
Coupled with the new lower weight restrictions on the race cars, vehicles have "conked out" after running out of fuel as early as 69 laps in out of 101, and cars have been left dangerously strewn across the track likened to a "granny parking at lidl" The only team with no complaint were Lotus, as they managed to complete 101 laps - plus a lap of honour.
Controversy surrounds the lotus team as it appears they have built their cars and team around weight and endurance rather than speed and power and driving ability.
The lotus is made entirely of cling film, with a ford mondeo diesel engine, driven by a skeletal corpse.
Reports from Lotus are claiming that these rumours are completely untrue and they are acting within F1 guidelines, as it is not a corpse driving for them it is in fact Victoria Beckham.