F1 » Fernandes unsure over Chandhok outing


Tony Fernandes says he doesn't know if Karun Chandhok will race in the Indian GP

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Trying-Yes-Very ! - Unregistered

October 12, 2011 7:35 PM

What position are they in ... nearly grasping race wins ?.... almost getting the WDC ? Well of course not. What a feeble excuse to use.
He is not good enough to be given a seat ? So the team will decide - as long as they do what I tell them.

It would definitely be good to see Chandhok racing, he will at least equal Jarno for position, and NOT equal Jarno for moaning about the steering.
Chandhok and HK would be a good pairing in India, and who knows, maybe they will pick up extra long term sponsors as well.

Dave - Unregistered

October 13, 2011 8:48 AM

They have a token Indian driver for their GP at HRT, Fernandes was let off the hook with Chandhok, but for sure he will be commentating then he is good at that

Ben M - Unregistered

October 13, 2011 12:26 PM

Lotus are currently 10th overall because their best result is 13th (which they've done 3 times this season). HRT only have one 13th place, so in order for Lotus to not finish 10th, HRT need another three 13th place finishes, or Virgin need 4 in the last 4 races.

Of course, it changes completely if any of the back three teams score a 12th or higher, which won't happen without a race with really high attrition. So they may as well give the seat to Chandhok for India because they'll lose 10th place through bad luck if anything else.

nicolas - Unregistered

October 13, 2011 1:48 PM

Spot on RR. Run Karun Run away from all the politics.
Mallya might not run you but Sahara now might so go run and talk to them lol .
End off the day he's just not quick enough .
Needs to focus on being a Team Manager, Commercial Manager or something

If there are any freak races TL need their experienced drivers there to pick up any morsels left over from the big teams AND have the reliability to finish. If TL can finish every race then no way can Virgin or HRT beat them on pace.

I am hoping TL use some funky tire strategy on one of the two cars to finish in the points. They might as well as they lap the cars behing and only something radical will get them higher then 13th.

Good Luck to TL

Droog - Unregistered

October 13, 2011 2:05 PM

Now why does Karun get on my nerves? Maybe because he is always keeping his eye open to see if there is a camera pointed anywhere near him, and maybe it's because he only is in the position to have a shot at driving in F1 because he has money and influence in his family. I bet the Caterham is a handful to drive, but still seconds better than the HRT and from what we've seen of his driving so far at Team Caterham, he's not up to it. At least Senna has impressed somewhat at Lotus, even with a seriously compromised car. I agree. Chandok and 5Live, a perfect match for his main talent, self promotion.

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