Fairuz Announced As Lotus-Renault Reserve Driver

Lotus-Renault team principal Eric Bouiller has confirmed that former Team Lotus F1 driver Fairuz Fauzy will be the team’s reserve driver for the 2011 season.

Fauzy will be racing for the team in the GP2 series and hopes that if he proves himself in the feeder series, he may be promoted to the main team as a driver in the near future. Fauzy also revealed that as soon as he left Lotus Racing, discussions began for him to join team Lotus Renault.

Bouiller has also announced that 25 Malaysian engineers will be employed and based at the F1 facility in Enstone as part of a long-term plan.