F1 » Chandhok replaces Trulli at Lotus for German GP


Karun Chandhok is to be given his race chance in F1 2011 sooner than anticipated after Team Lotus announced that the Indian will replace Jarno Trulli in this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

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rjbetty - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 5:30 PM

Also, what is this whole thing about having a good personality being worth about 0.5 sec per lap?

It's similar to someone being wild = being fast:
Nigel Mansell was once considered the best driver in the world (while Senna and Prosty were still around!!!) Similar for Montoya who shaded Ralf (but then Fisi and Trulli managed that. Button's better too) but Raikkonen's driving was on a better level. I think Alonso's better than Raikkonen anyway.

rjbetty - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 5:40 PM

I agree. If he's gonna drive the car anyway, I wish him well. I still like the guy even though and think he's good, but not with anywhere near the potential of Hulkenberg.

Ak - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 6:01 PM

First.

Narain Karthikeyan has a greater fan following than Chandhok in India

Second.

Yes Kovalainen will be faster than Chandhok as
a) Kovi has been continuously driving f1 cars and he is fast
b) Chandhok is not as a fast as kovi but I am positive he will meet Trulli's performance

yes I am indian but I know how to differentiate facts from fanboyism or prejudice.

DD - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 6:52 PM

When a team is in so much finacial trouble as this team they will try anything to get some money in, the big problem with this move is Vijay Mallya controls all the money for motorsport in India, Chandhok has never been close to the money only has his dads Politicking and friendships

Rob - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 7:47 PM

I hope Fernandes knows what hes doing, this PR stunt could go terribly wrong, and like a previous post I hope Chandhok dosent ruin someone elses race

Dangerous Dave - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 7:54 PM

Why don't you all grow up a bit! Trulli's been acting like a "journeyman" for years now. Kovalainen is quick and a fairly known quantity. Put Karun up against him and see how quick he is and give him some seat time! simples!!!

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