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According to the FIA Official Press Release it looks like we’re going to see Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen driving for Team Lotus in the FIA F1™ World Championship, news also backed up by Mike Gascoyne on Twitter.

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FIA entry list just published and Team Lotus name confirmed along with Jarno and Heikki, great news for the team

This ends the months of speculation and no doubt heated debates at the highest levels both in England where Group Lotus and Team Lotus are based and in Malaysia, where the parent companies, sponsors, backers and politicians are located. Team Lotus have also confirmed that they’ll be racing in the iconic black and gold colour scheme last worn by the Lotus 79 in the late seventies.

Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen will be hoping to improve on his 2010 season best of 12th in Japan despite knocking himself out after a crash in his R8 at the Race of Champions this week. Trulli, whose car suffered many reliability problems this year will be looking forward to getting his hands on the 2011 car which the team have been working on since late August and the Belgium GP at Spa, having halted further development of the 2010 car to concentrate on next years efforts.

We’ll update this story and news unfolds but it’s good news for all Lotus fans in our opinion. Please leave us your comments below.

Red Bull Racing 

1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa

Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team

7. Michael Schumacher
8. Nico Rosberg

Renault F1 Team

9. Robert Kubica
10. TBA

AT&T Williams

11. Rubens Barrichello
12. TBA

Force India F1 Team

14. TBA
15. TBA

Sauber F1 Team

16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Sergio Perez

Scuderia Toro Rosso

18. TBA
19. TBA

Team Lotus

20. Jarno Trulli
21. Heikki Kovalainen

HRT F1 Team

22. TBA
23. TBA

Marussia Virgin Racing

24. TBA
25. TBA
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