Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lotus F1 Racing To Name Drivers On Monday

The new Malaysian-backed Lotus Formula One team will make an announcement on Monday about their 2010 drivers, principal Tony Fernandes said on Friday.

"Bringing home two drivers for the Lotus F1 team. Announcement Monday," the aviation entrepreneur said on his Twitter page after attending the governing FIA's gala awards ceremony in Monaco.

Experienced Italian Jarno Trulli, who drove for Toyota this year, has been strongly linked with the team and Fernandes confirmed to Reuters this week that the veteran was on a four-man short list.

So too was Malaysian rookie Fairuz Fauzy, who could be handed a reserve role, if not one of the two race seats.

Lotus are one of four new teams entering the sport next season in an expanded 26 car starting grid.

Source: Reuters

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