F1 » Chandhok confirmed as Team Lotus reserve

As the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix roars into view, Team Lotus confirms Hispania refugee Karun Chandhok as its official F1 2011 reserve driver - and the Indian will drive the T128 as soon as Melbourne

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Steve - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 12:18 PM

Excellent news and a top bloke. Hope he is allowed to race at the Indian GP. Fantastic to see a small team picking people on tallent over budget and I hope it pays off big time this year.

cynic - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 12:53 PM

So Lotus now have SIX drivers on their books?? I can only assume Razia, Valsecchi and Teixeira are bringing in a lot of sponsorship money, and in the event one of the regular drivers can't start a race, they'll be outbidding each other for the chance to complete in a race.

Chandhok's role will most likely be confined to winter testing.

Ak - Unregistered

March 22, 2011 9:47 PM

His deal includes friday testing on grand prix weekends and racing the indian grand prix..he broght his sponsors to the table hence so long in confirming his role at team lotus

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