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Chandhok set for Indian GP appearance?

Tony Fernandes keen to see Karun Chandhok in an F1 race seat for the Indian Grand Prix
Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has said he is would like to see Karun Chandhok return to a race seat for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix next month.

Chandhok made his race debut for the team in a one-off outing in Germany having signed a deal as test and reserve driver at the start of the season, while the former Hispania racer has also contested Friday practice at a number of races over the course of the year.

Speaking to Reuters, Fernandes said he was keen to see Chandhok compete on home soil when New Delhi hosts the first Indian F1 racer, with it likely that Jarno Trulli – who signed a new deal with the team during the Italian Grand Prix weekend – would stand aside.

"I'd like him to,” Fernandes said. “It's up to the team to see if he will)," he said. "I think Heikki is our number one driver. although Jarno's outqualified him here."

Trulli was the man who stood aside at the Nurburgring to allow Chandhok to make his F1 return.

Should a deal be struck for Chandhok to race, it is likely that there will be two Indian drivers on the grid with Narain Karthikeyan set to return to Hispania for the weekend.



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JD - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 2:09 PM

No way is Chandhok as good as Senna, go back to his days in GP2 and GP2 Asia He was tipped to win the first season of GP2 Asia, I recon Bernie invented GP2 Asia for Chandhok to shine he came 13th,Senna came 5th, Buemi 2nd Petrov 3rd Fauzy 4th, Kobayashi 6th, d'Ambrosio 11th, Valsecchi 8th & Grosjean 1st.... He cant race quite simple, P13th in a championship designed for him to win and he was in a top team



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