Malaysian test driver Fairuz Fauzy has apologised to his fans after the Spyker team ruled him out of Friday practice for the Malaysian grand prix.
The 24-year-old was scheduled to take over one of the team’s race cars at Sepang, but Spyker announced the change of plans in a statement last Friday.
“I would like to apologise to the Malaysian fans who had made arrangements to watch me test the car on Friday,” Fauzy told the newspaper ‘The Star’.
Spyker was the only team not testing at Sepang last week, amid confirmation that the Dutch squad is rolling out a major aerodynamic upgrade for round two of the 2007 campaign.
German rookie Adrian Sutil was Spyker’s only finisher in Australia, crossing the line two laps down on the winner.
Fauzy, who made his F1 test debut at Valencia in February, said: “The most important thing is the team drivers need more mileage with the car.”