Fauzy Tells Lotus Team He Deserves F1 Drive

Malaysian driver Fairuz Fauzy believes he is Formula One material and wants to seize the opportunity of having a home team entering the series in 2010 to make his own debut in Formula One. Having so far proven himself in the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport (where he scored one win and 3 podiums for his country) and World Series by Renault, the 27-year old believes now is the time to make the F1 grid.

While admitting he'd feel honored to receive an offer from Lotus F1 Team for the 2010 season, Fairuz's latest performance in the WSR boosted his confidence even more. After securing the runner-up spot in the aforementioned series, Fauzy now believes he is the best candidate for a racing seat with the Norfolk based outfit.

With Lotus F1, there is a real possibility of me achieving my lifetime dream of driving in F1, but I knew I needed to really prove that I was ready. I hope with this, I have proved enough,” Fauzy was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.

Fauzy's contract with Lotus F1 Team is yet to be determined, but it is believed he will most definitely be part of the Malaysian team next year. The testing job seems to be his to begin with, but a race seat is not out of the question either considering that most of the current F1 drivers on the market are linked with drives for other teams.

Formula One veteran Jarno Trulli seems the most likely to join Lotus F1 Team in 2010, in case Toyota doesn't offer him a contract extension by mid-November. The Italian would be preferred in the top driver position by technical director Mike Gascoyne, who previously worked with the Italian driver in his Toyota days.
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