F1 »

Chandhok: Inevitable I'll miss more races

Hispania Racing F1 2010 rookie Karun Chandhok recognises that 'with four drivers and two cars, it is probably inevitable I will miss more races' than just Hockenheim this season - but the Indian insists he will be back
Whilst insisting that he will be back in the car at a later stage this season – perhaps even as soon as the Hungaroring a week after Hockenheim – Hispania Racing F1 2010 rookie Karun Chandhok has phlegmatically conceded that 'it is probably inevitable I will miss some more races' than just the German Grand Prix.

Much like team-mate Bruno Senna was rested for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone just over a week ago in favour of HRT test and reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto, so Chandhok too has now found himself eased aside to make way for the Japanese ace, who it is understood has considerably more financial backing behind him than either the Indian or Brazilian are able to muster. He remains confident, however, that he will be back – and also that his chances of remaining on-board at the struggling Spanish outfit into 2011 remain strong.

“I expect to be back for races later in the year,” the 26-year-old Chennai native told BBC Sport. “At the moment we are talking only about Hockenheim, but with four drivers and two cars, it is probably inevitable I will miss some more races.

“I came into this team looking to establish myself as a credible, respectable F1 driver and I've done that – and by no means does this mean that I'm not back in the car in Budapest. We will sit down at Hockenheim and the team will decide on a race-by-race basis. Then we have the summer break and we will see what happens. It is a little bit up-in-the-air, [but] there's no reason to believe that I will be out for too long.

“I'm not too worried, and I have talked with [HRT owner] José Ramón Carabante about their plans for 2011 today, so it's not like there's been a total breakdown between us or anything. It's just something they want to do now.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Sakon Yamamoto. Hispania
Friday Practice 1, Sakon Yamamoto (JPN), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110
Friday Practice 2, Karun Chandhok (IND), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110
Saturday Practice, Karun Chandhok (IND), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110
Friday Practice1, Karun Chandhok (IND), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110
Karun Chandhok, Hispania Racing, Melbourne, 2010 Australian Grand Prix [pic credit: Karun Chandhok]
Friday Practice 1, Karun Chandhok (IND), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110
Karun Chandhok (IND), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110
28.05.2017 - Race, Press conference, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
28.05.2017 - Race, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H and Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
28.05.2017 - Race, Press conference, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
28.05.2017 - Race, Press conference, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
28.05.2017 - Race, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
28.05.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner
28.05.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner
28.05.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner
28.05.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner
28.05.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.