Chandhok snr worried F1 to lose other Indian driver

Oct.26 (GMM) Vicky Chandhok is worried F1 may soon be without an Indian driver.

Bernie Ecclestone with Vicky Chandhok
Bernie Ecclestone with Vicky Chandhok

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Chandhok, the Indian motor sport federation's president, has already seen his son Karun's F1 career end due to a lack of sponsorship.

And now it is suggested F1's other Indian driver, Narain Karthikeyan, may lose his HRT seat at the end of the season.

"After Narain and Karun, I really can't see an Indian driver for the next, I would say, eight to 10 years," Chandhok snr told CNN.

"Formula one has become all about money," he said. "It never was earlier, you could find a slot with just talent.

"The Formula One teams have decided that even if you've got talent, let's have your chequebook as well -- bring in five, 10, 20 million dollars and (then) let's give you the seat," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Bernie Ecclestone
Article type Commentary
Tags chandhok, hrt, karthikeyan