Team Lotus kicked off the build-up for next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix in spectacular style, with a street demonstration in the country’s administrative capital, A team happy snap Putrajaya.

Lead drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen took turns demonstrating last year’s T127 in front of a huge crowd, while the outfit also confirmed it had added six drivers to its young driver scheme.

One of the young drivers, American Alexander Rossi, also took a turn behind the wheel.

Click on the thumbnails to view larger images from the event…

Crowds flocked to the event Heikki Kovalainen takes in the action Alexander Rossi at speed
Jarno Trulli takes the T127 for a spin Heikki Kovalainen takes to the streets It was also tech boss Mike Gascoyne's birthday
The team's newest sign-ups to its young driver scheme Trulli & Kovalainen pose with the T127 

[Images via Team Lotus]

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