Fairuz Fauzy has been confirmed a seat in the Lotus T127 for FP1 (Free Practice session) at this weekend’s German Grand Prix. He was originally meant to just take part in the British, Hungarian, Singapore and Abu Dhabi races but due to technical issues his Silverstone run had to be cut short.

Thus the team have decided to bring his Hungary run forward to Hockenheim where he will be able to gain more experience behind the wheel of the T27 and valuable on-track development.

“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!” said team principal Tony Fernandes commenting on the matter.