Karun Chandhok & Alex Yoong It would seem that Karun Chandhok will shortly be confirmed as one of Team Lotus’ test drivers for the 2011 season.

The ousted HRT driver recently hinted that he was on the verge of the signing with the Malaysian team as the outfit’s reserve and Friday test driver.

And it would now seem that it’s a done deal, after the Chennai-born driver was snapped – by team boss Tony Fernandes, no less! – decked out in a Team Lotus jacket this morning.

Chandhok is posed alongside the team’s driver development official and former Minardi pilot Alex Yoong, in a picture Fernandes posted to Twitter.

The team’s T128 makes it on-track debut today at the second day of pre-season testing at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit.

[Original image via Tony Fernandes]

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