The Malaysian-owned new Lotus team has signed its first driver for the 2010 season, boss Tony Fernandes revealed on his Twitter page.

The Malaysian-owned new Lotus team has signed its first driver for the 2010 season, boss Tony Fernandes revealed on his Twitter page.

"Public announcement soon," he said. "The dream continues."

It is likely the signed driver is the Italian veteran Jarno Trulli, with the Malaysian World Series by Renault driver Fairuz Fauzy expected to secure the role as tester.

"Fairuz will be in the team probably as a reserve driver or a test driver," technical director Mike Gascoyne told Malaysia's The Star.

"He has the talent but we don't want him to 'crash and burn' in the race because of his inexperience," the Briton added.

 

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