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Friday drive for Lotus's Fauzy in Germany 19 Jul 2010

Fairuz Fauzy (MAL) Lotus Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, British Grand Prix, Practice Day, Silverstone, England, Friday, 9 July 2010

Test driver Fairuz Fauzy will be back in the Lotus cockpit at Hockenheim on Friday morning ahead of this weekend’s German Grand Prix. Fauzy, who had been scheduled to participate in Friday practice sessions at the forthcoming Hungarian, Singapore and Abu Dhabi events, has landed a German practice outing after mechanical issues cut short his run at Silverstone.

“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,” explained team principal Tony Fernandes. “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!”

The Malaysian was a test driver for the Spyker squad back in 2007. Since then he has competed in the GP2 series, the World Series by Renault, and the A1GP championship. In addition to his curtailed Silverstone outing for Lotus, Fauzy also took part in a practice session at Sepang ahead of April's Malaysian Grand Prix.