Karun Chandhok gets last seat in HRT.

Posted: 04/03/2010 in Formula 1

Today Karun Chandhok gets the last seat in HRT next to Bruno Senna. Karun was linked to Force India in 2008 being a close family friend of Vijay Mallya but it never happend for him. When Fisichella moved from Force India to Ferrari last season he was again linked to take over from Fisichella but again it didn’t happen.

Karun Chandok was teammates with Bruno Senna in GP2 and are looking good to have a stable partnership. He is also the second ever Indian to drive for Formula 1, after Narain Karthikeyan who drove for Jordan 5 years ago. He has also a close relationship with Bernie Ecclestone who admires Karun and previously tipped him to be the next Indian F1 racer.

In 2007 he became a GP2 driver for Durango and won his first Sprint race victory at Spa-Francorchamps and at the end got a test drive for Red Bull Racing at Barcelona. In 2008 he jumped to iSport International, he came 10th overall but he won one race at the Hockenheim sprint race. His last year in GP2 for 2009 was with Ocean Racing Technology with not having much success. 

With Jose Maria Lopez  joining the doomed USF1 team it looks like he will be the only one not driving this season after they pulled out for next year.

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