F1 » Chandhok misses out on Indian race seat


Karun Chandhok misses out on a race seat for the Indian Grand Prix

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Ak - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 10:43 AM

I agree, and I did agree by liking the post above.

It is funny how some brits and Indians think Karun is faster than Narain just because he is a good speaker and has spent some times through the media (BBC)

they both raced in F3 and A1 GP and were teammates once as well. All the times Narain kicked Karun's ass.

LOL. Things will change this weekend.

ron'sgoldenboy - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 10:53 AM

Lotus seems to be leading the battle of the zero points scores with Hispania and Virgin chasing, so if Lotus want to stay ahead of the other two and maintain 10th place then they have to use their two best driver's, whether your racing at Silverstone or Delhi. Unfortunately for Chandhok he is not one of the top two driver's at Lotus.

sodesu

October 25, 2011 1:40 PM
Last Edited 1156 days ago

Sensible how? I personally think Trulli is better than Karun, but that doesn't change the fact that this team is in their own space right now. Regardless of who they would have gone with he would have qualified and finished right between Kovy and Glock. So why not put Karun in there since they've been talking about it all season... No, we're not sure, we don't know, we might... yada. It's like they've used all this talk just to bait indian sponsors and of course put a handful of meaningless notices and pictures of green cars in random media publications and that's all. So the real reason is most likely that no Indian sponsors were willing to cough up to make it happen.

JD - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 3:03 PM

Gascoyne was always going to make the decision not to run Karun, he did the right thing because he knows with a new track for all drivers it may come down to who has the best simulator and Riccardo at Red Bull have one of the best.

Bigglen - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 11:02 PM

Disgusting decision!.. What harm will it do the Lotus to let the only Indian driver race at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix?. On the commercial side of it, they would gain a higher profile WITH an Indian driver.

Bigglen - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 11:09 PM

Just to add
"What harm would it do the Lotus team"

Also Chandhok has been looking forward to it for months, he's been involved with the construction of the new circuit and I find it gauling that he has had this once in a lifetime chance taken away from him.
Again an appalling decision.

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