Karun Chandhok will miss out on a return to action this weekend after Hispania Racing confirmed it will continue to field Sakon Yamamoto alongside Bruno Senna for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Yamamoto replaced Senna at Silverstone before Chandhok stood aside to allow the Japanese driver to compete at Hockenheim last weekend.
Despite the team stating that Chandhok was still involved with its programme, Yamamoto has received the nod to continue in a race seat at the Hungaroring where he will hope to bounce back from his retirement in Germany.
“I can't wait to go back to the Hungaroring as I know the circuit already very well from my Formula 1 races with Super Aguri, Spyker F1 and with ART in GP2 series,” he said. “The races there are always very tough because there is no big gap between the corners. You need a good braking stability and good traction on the car.
“I keep on pushing for another challenge and I hope that we are luckier than in Hockenheim.”
Chandhok will still be present for the race, with the Indian racer set to join BBC Radio Five Live
for coverage of the Friday practice sessions.