Aug.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Narain Karthikeyan will return to the cockpit of the HRT race car at his inaugural home grand prix in October.
Despite being recently replaced at the Spanish team by Red Bull sponsored Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Indian Karthikeyan said on Saturday that he will be driving at the new Buddh circuit in New Delhi.
“It was always a dream for me to race in formula one and race in front of my home crowd,” said the 34-year-old at a press conference in India.
“And now thanks to the Jaypee Group that dream is going to be a reality,” he said, referring to the developers and promoters of the Indian track and grand prix.
Karthikeyan’s countryman Karun Chandhok, however, is not so sure he will be racing in October.
“I’ve always maintained that racing in the German grand prix this year was a one-off,” the Team Lotus reserve driver is quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
“The team seem to be pleased with my performance at the event so we will see what happens.”