Lotus Racing – Fairuz Gets Friday Drive at Sepang

Fairuz Fauzy will feature in the Friday Practice Session at Sepang replacing Heikki Kovailainen. Interesting fact to know was how Tony Fernandes decides between Heikki or Trulli that gets the drive alongside Fairuz on Friday. It was easy, tossing of a coin. Simple, but yet fair solution. For your information, this will be the second time Fairuz at the wheel of Lotus T127.

In another story, Lotus managed to secure another sponsorship deal yet again. This time with Maxis. The brand logo will appear at front wing nose of the Lotus T127 F1 challenger this season. If you ponder for a second, with current economic slowdown, sponsors mostly were not keen to invest. However that doesn’t seem to be the case with Lotus. Tony is showing he has some kind of a Midas Touch when it comes to business dealings. I’m not sure how he does this so easily. Anyway, it can only mean better future for Lotus Racing.

If you happen to have spare time on Friday, make sure you turn up at the track. Entry on Friday practice session is free, no ticket required. For Fairuz and Lotus Malaysian fan, this is the perfect opportunity to cheer up our local hero and show him some support.

Quote from drivers,

“First of all I’m very pleased to be back home, and I’m very happy to have been given the opportunity to drive on Friday – it’ll be a good chance to test the track and the driving conditions, and I feel very happy to be back in F1™ driving for Lotus Racing in my home country of Malaysia after my last run in Barcelona. The car is much improved from the past two races and I hope we can continue the good development.” - Fairuz

“I’ve always looked forward to the Sepang race. It’s a technical circuit, one that puts heavy demands on your fitness level and pays you back if you find a good rhythm. I trained well over the winter and am feeling really good, physically and mentally, so I’m looking forward to the challenge, and after Bahrain and Melbourne my confidence levels in the car continue to grow, so basically I’m looking forward to getting on with it. I’ve also had the chance to play a bit of golf on Wednesday, so for me it looks like this will be a great week!” - Heikki

“I was obviously disappointed not to start in Melbourne, but that makes me even more determined to do well in Malaysia. I know the team and our suppliers have been putting in the hours to fix the problem we had, so I just want to get back on track and push. Sepang’s a hard race for sure – the heat and the humidity can make it pretty uncomfortable, but it’s the same for everyone and maybe my experience helps me cope with it better than some. I like the track itself – finding a decent setup is a challenge as it’s pretty hard on brakes and tyres, and it’ll be interesting to see how the car behaves with full tanks around here, but I’ll do my best and we’ll see what happens.” – Jarno

Editorial : Mu’az Zakaria
Image : Lotus Racing

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One Response to “Lotus Racing – Fairuz Gets Friday Drive at Sepang”
  1. Kay Studyvance says:

    Go Lotus, my fav racing team.

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