Fauzy tipped as Lotus driver

Malaysia's Fairuz Fauzy has been hinted as a candidate for a Lotus drive as the legendary name returns to Formula One next year for the first time since 1994. The 26-year-old is currently competing in the World Series by Renault.

Backed by Tony Fernandes' Tune Group, the name behind airline AirAsia, Lotus will be back in F1 next year as former GP2 driver Fauzy is tipped as one candidate for a drive, possibly alongside a more experienced campaigner.

"My personal preference would be to try to get someone with lots of experience, even though he may be ending his career, who can add a lot of experience and develop the car," Fernandes told Reuters.

"Having the right personality – that can transfer knowledge and enjoy working with people, I think is critical – there's no point throwing someone in at the deep end if he's not ready either."

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