Kovalainen, Trulli to drive for Lotus


Experienced Trulli had been strongly linked to the team after Toyota pulled out of the sport, while Kovalainen was freed up after being replaced at McLaren by world champion Jenson Button. Malaysian Fairuz Fauzi was named as the team's third driver.
"(Trulli) will bring us a lot of experience to develop the team, and Heikki is a young driver but has phenomenal experience so I think we have two fantastic drivers with Fairuz as well," team principal Tony Fernandes told reporters at a ceremony in Malaysia's parliament.

"It's a wonderful mix of experience, youth and passion and shows our seriousness to be a world championship contender."
Trulli, who has managed one grand prix win at Monaco for Renault in 2004 in a 12-year career, spent the last five seasons at Toyota.
At Lotus, Trulli will be reunited with former Jordan, Renault and Toyota technical head Mike Gascoyne.

"We are pretty confident that the car will not only be ready but will be reliable and good enough to be fighting for good positions," said Trulli, 35.

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