In Moscow killed the President of the company Total
The President of the French oil company Total's Christophe de Margerie was killed in the night of 20 to 21 October in Moscow. Around midnight his private jet Dassault Falcon 50 in difficult weather conditions tried to fly to Paris from the airport Vnukovo, but faced with a snow machine and caught fire. Airport representatives confirmed that all were on Board passengers and three crew members were killed.
The death of Christophe de Margerie can have a serious impact on Formula 1. Total - major supplier of lubricants for teams using French motors Renault. In addition, the company has been supported by some pilots as a sponsor in the first place, Roman Grogan. This was largely due to good relations between the racer and President of Total.
Recently the team Lotus announced the transition to the motors Mercedes starting in 2015, and as a consequence, about the beginning of cooperation with the oil company Petronas. This gave rise to a conflict of interests between the sponsors of the team, but he Grosjean said that Total will continue to support him despite the fact that Lotus cars will now use fuel Petronas.
text Elmir Valeev