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Team Lotus sign up Karun Chandhok as reserve driver // Karun gets a last minute gig as test driver for Team Lotus

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Today is the 22nd March 2011 and this is F1Minute.

Team Lotus have confirmed that Karun Chandhok will join them as a reserve driver, just days before the season gets underway in Australia. Despite already having three testers on their books, Lotus have signed up the former HRT driver to attend races and participate in some Free Practice sessions on Friday.

Talking about the deal, Chandhok said: “The details of exactly which sessions I will be in the car for are being worked out now and after having spent some time with them at the recent pre-season tests I can see exactly how passionate everyone in Team Lotus is...” Although he says details are still sketchy, we are expecting to see him out on track in Melbourne.

Team Principal of Team Lotus, Tony Fernandes, had nothing but praise for his newest signing, saying: “I do not think it is going too far to say that Karun represents the future of motor racing - he is living proof that geography is no boundary to talent and ambition and that you will succeed if you work hard and keep dreaming.”