Fairuz Fauzy joins Renault as reserve driver for 2011

2011 F1 season

Fairuz Fauzy, Lotus, 2010

Former Lotus test driver Fairuz Fauzy has joined Renault as the team’s reserve driver for 2011.

Fauzy drove for Lotus in five practice sessions in 2010.

The Malaysian driver has also become the first member of the LRGP Academy, the team’s young driver programme. Renault says further drivers will join the team during 2011.

Fauzy said he hopes the deal will lead to his first opportunity to race in F1:

I want to thank Lotus Renault GP for giving me this opportunity. It?s a real honour to be part of a top team that has achieved so much in the sport and it?s something any driver dreams about.
Fairuz Fauzy

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53 comments on Fairuz Fauzy joins Renault as reserve driver for 2011

  1. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 19th January 2011, 1:54

    They should have had a experience test driver good luck for this guy as he deserve a test role somewhere.& who knows that if Petrov have a hard time then he may replace him.

  2. Kris H. said on 19th January 2011, 5:03

    I think the following stats will clearly convey the motivation behind this brilliant hiring by Group Lotus:

    Head-to-head GP2 results in 2005-06:

    Qualifying:
    Jose Maria Lopez: 22
    Fairuz Fauzy: 0

    Points:
    Jose Maria Lopez: 64
    Fairuz Fauzy: 0

  3. Johann said on 19th January 2011, 8:12

    Yawn! Lotu versus Lotus, is that a comedy show or what?

  4. I had big hopes that Robert Kubica would fight for the WDC but with decisions like these, I think hes going to have to wait until he moves into a better team (hopefully Ferrari).

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