Lotus team boss Tony Fernandes has been awarded one of France’s top honours!

Fernandes was presented with the Legion d’Honneur in recognition of his work to the airline industry as the CEO and owner of AirAsia.

Presented with the award by the country’s Minister of Transport, Fernandes paid tribute to his staff.

“I get [this] award but [this is] all due to my wonderful staff,” he wrote on his Twitter feed.

Congratulations, Tony!

Tony Fernandes Legion d'Honneur

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