Lotus Racing has confirmed that Fairuz Fauzy will be driving in Friday
Practice for the team at four more races in 2010, adding to the mileage he already has under his belt from the pre-season tests at Jerez and Barcelona, and the excellent contribution he made in FP1 at the Malaysian Grand Prix in April.Read the full news from bernama below.
FAIRUZ TAKES OVER AS TEST DRIVER FOR REST OF F1 SEASON
KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Malaysian driver Fairuz Fauzy will get behind the steering wheel of the Lotus Racing Team test machine for practices in the remaining four races in the world Formula One season.
It will not be the first time the 27-year-old is doing so because he was given his first chance of a test drive in the Malaysian GP in Sepang in April.
“I really can’t wait to see how far we’ve moved forward since I was last out on track, during the Malaysian GP in April. I’m proud to have been given the chance to play another active role in our continuing development,” Fairuz said in a video-conference from Silverstone where the Britsh Grand Prix will be staged this weekend.
Team principal Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes told the media here Fairuz was given the chance to prove himself.
“We believe that Fairuz is ready to take-up the challenge and push the machine to the limit as proven during the pre-season test at Jerez and Barcelona, both circuits in Spain, and at the Malaysian GP in April,” he said.
Fairuz will take on the role with the British Grand Prix (GP) this weekend followed by Hungarian GP (July 30-Aug 1), Singapore GP (Sept 24-26 ) and Abu Dhabi GP (Nov 12-14).
Before this, the practices were undertaken alternatively by main drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen on Fridays before the qualifying practices and race proper.
Fernandes said that the team would stick to the Cosworth engine which proved to be competitive enough although it had received offers from several companies.