Lotus Racing third driver Fairuz Fauzy will get an unexpected additional Friday run in the car this upcoming weekend at Hockenheim.
With main driver time in the car limited because of testing regulations, Fauzy’s time at the wheel was expected only to consist of a few runs this year.
But with mechanical issues having abbreviated his last scheduled run in Silverstone, the team have decided to let him back in the car.
Team boss Tony Fernandes said: “It’s an exciting day for all of us in the Lotus Racing team – being able to tell Fairuz he has another Friday run a week before he thought he’d be back in the car is a great way to start the week, and 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!”