Super Nova Racing has confirmed that Fairuz Fauzy will return to the team for the 2011 GP2 Asia and Main Series championships.
The Malaysian raced for the British team in both the 2006 Main Series and 2008 Asia Series. He enjoyed mixed results in these two campaigns, scoring no points in a full 2006 season but winning a race in Indonesia in the 2008 Asia Series on his way to fourth in the final standings.
Since then Fauzy has gained experience in both A1 Grand Prix and Formula Renault 3.5, finishing as runner-up in the latter series in 2009. He served as test and reserve driver for Lotus Racing in 2010, but will switch to a similar role at the Lotus Cars-backed Renault team for 2011. He will combine this role with a return to racing in GP2 with Super Nova, as move that was first revealed by the Renault team last week.
Fauzy is pleased to returning to both the GP2 Series and Super Nova Racing. “I am very happy to be back in GP2 and with Super Nova who I have fond memories of after the success we achieved in GP2 Asia,” said the 28-year-old. “This year I hope to perform better than ever and I am excited to drive the new car with Pirelli tyres, to see how it compares to the Formula One car with the same tyres. GP2 is my priority this year and I aim to win as many races as possible but also consistently pick up points to keep me at the top end of the championship.”
Team Principal David Sears commented: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Fairuz Fauzy back into the Super Nova team. With the experience that he has gained in the past couple of years he should be capable of performing very well in an environment that he is happy with. I am sure that he will surprise a lot of people this year with some excellent results.”