Andrew Ruhan is stepping up amid Lotus F1' financial struggles.
That is the claim of Spain's El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, in the wake of the departure of the Enstone based team's chief executive Patrick Louis.
Replacing Louis is Matthew Carter, who is reportedly close to Ruhan.
Earlier this year, Ruhan bought 2 per cent of the team, and correspondent Raymond Blancafort said the British property developer is now stepping up further as the crucial 'Quantum' team buy-in continues to falter.
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