Lotus’ test and reserve driver Fairuz Fauzy has received a welcome gift in the form of another outing in the Ford-powered T127 in the opening Friday practice session for this weekend’s German Grand Prix.
The Malaysian-owned team had previously announced in the lead-up to the last round at Silverstone that the Kuala Lumpur-born driver would be driving in the first practice sessions in Britain, Hungary, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
However, the team has since added the 27-year-old to the driving roster in light of the mechanical issues that struck his car in the opening practice session at Silverstone, limiting him to just a handful of laps in the car.
“It’s an exciting day for all of us at Lotus — being able to tell Fairuz he has another Friday run a week before he thought he’d be back in the car," said team boss Tony Fernandes.
“We all know he’ll deliver for us, both on track and in the feedback he’ll provide the team. He’s an inspiration to young drivers around the world, proving that being determined to make your dreams come true can make very exciting things happen!”
[Original image via AUTOSPORT]