Team Lotus to replace reserve Fauzy with GP2 drivers

Tue, 14 December 2010, 08:01

Dec.14 (GMM) Team Lotus will use its new GP2 team to replace ousted 2010 reserve and ‘Friday’ driver Fairuz Fauzy next season.

Malaysian Fauzy had signed a long-term contract with the Tony Fernandes-run outfit but was dropped “prematurely” and “without reason” after a single year, the driver’s management has confirmed.

His successor will be selected from the drivers appointed to race with Fernandes’ new AirAsia GP2 team in 2011, a team spokesman told the Reuters news agency.

“There will be two guys who will be given that opportunity to bridge the gap (between GP2 and F1),” he said.

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