Branson loses bet to Lotus counterpart Fernandes

Richard Branson will serve as a ”stewardess” on an Air Asia

flight after losing a bet to Lotus team principal Tony Fernandes

over which of their Formula One teams did better this season.

Although neither team scored a point in their debut season,

Lotus slightly outperformed the Virgin.

The two had made a bet before the season that the loser must

serve as a ”stewardess” on the winner’s airline. Fernandes owns

Air Asia and Branson runs Virgin.

Fernandes says ”it’s time for Richard to start preparing

himself for some hard work and the likely pain of a pair of high


The date of the Kuala Lumpur-London flight has yet to be set,

but seats will be auctioned off and money given to Branson’s chosen