Chandhok backed to race in India

Mon, 12 Sep 10:30:11 2011

Karun Chandhok looks set to return to racing at the Indian Grand Prix, with Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes says he would like to see him back at the wheel.

"I'd like him to. It's up to the team to see [whether he will race]," Fernandes was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Indian Chandhok replaced Italian Jarno Trulli at the German Grand Prix, making his first racing appearance since last year.

Fernandes said that if Chandhok races in India, he will replace Trulli again.

"Yes, I think Heikki [Kovalainen] is our number one driver," said Fernandez at Monza. "Although Jarno's outqualified him here."

The inaugural Indian Grand Prix takes place on 30 October.


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