(Lotus F1 Team)
The Lotus F1 Team confirmed on Tuesday that Adderly Fong has been signed up as the team’s Development driver.
Fong joins Carmen Jorda in the role of Development driver and will combine his new role with the Enstone outfit with his GP3 commitments in 2015 and will help the team to develop the E23 Hybrid. He will also carry out simulation work for the outfit. Speaking about the new deal Fong commented:
‘This is a great opportunity to further my racing career; I’ll be able to learn how an F1 team operates during race weekends as an integral part of the team and these invaluable experiences are going to lay the foundations of my future development as an F1 driver. I am happy but I am not going to get carried away, for this is only the first of many steps. I aim to become the first Chinese driver to compete in a Formula 1 Grand Prix which will assist to promote the sport in China and also in Hong Kong. There is great potential for me with Lotus F1 Team so I can’t wait to get underway in my new role.’
Lotus F1 Team CEO Matthew Carter also commented on the news saying:
‘It’s great to have Adderly join the team. We have an aggressive development programme with the E23 so he will be able to both learn from our engineers and race drivers as well as contribute to our car through the course of the season. We have a very strong driver line-up which Adderly will join so he has a great opportunity to learn ahead of him. We are committed to moving back up the competitive order and Adderly’s work behind the scenes will be invaluable in assisting us to achieve this.’
(Lotus F1 Team)
© Ben Johnston 2015