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Karun Chandhok Returns To Formula 1 As Team Lotus Reserve Driver

Team Lotus has finalised its 2011 lineup with the announcement that Karun Chandhok will join the team as reserve driver. The 27-year-old joins the team after an evaluation period during the preseason tests and will be the official reserve driver for race drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli, alongside testing duties with third driver Luiz Razia and testers Davide Valsecchi and Ricardo Teixeira. The former Hispania driver, who raced for the Spanish team in the first half of 2010, will be thrown straight into action with a run out at Friday practice for this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
A statement from Lotus read: “Karun is one of the most exciting and popular drivers in global motorsports ...

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