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Razia to run in FP1 in Brazil

ESPNF1 Staff
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Luiz Razia was in the T128 last week during Abu Dhabi's Young Driver Test © Sutton Images
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Luis Razia will drive for Lotus in Friday's first free practice session ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Razia, who tested for Lotus during the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi last week, has made one previous appearance for the team during a race weekend when he appeared in FP1 in China. Lotus confirmed to ESPNF1 that he will replace Jarno Trulli during the session in front of his home crowd at Interlagos.

Following the test in Abu Dhabi, Razia said he would be looking to impress in Brazil because there will be more interest in his performance.

"It will be very important to come to Sao Paulo with a good (performance) level, because people will be paying more attention there than here in Abu Dhabi," Razia is quoted by Agencia Estado. "It is the first time I have driven a F1 car at home and, even though it's just a free practice, it has been one of my big goals. It will be special for I have to treat it like work and perform rather than feel the thrill of accomplishment."