India GP race cockpit for Chandhok possible - Fernandes

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Karun Chandhok, test driver, Team Lotus
Karun Chandhok, test driver, Team Lotus

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India GP race cockpit for Chandhok possible - Fernandes

Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has admitted Karun Chandhok could race at the inaugural Indian grand prix in October.

Chandhok is only a reserve for the Malaysian team's regulars Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, but Fernandes admitted that the first race in Delhi

"It's too early to confirm, but I can't rule that out," the AirAsia chief told the Deccan Chronicle when asked about a one-off outing for Indian Cha

"Motor sport is booming in the continent (Asia)," said Fernandes. "Sponsors are ready to pour millions into the sport.

"Being the second most populous country with a vibrant economy, India offers great opportunities for F1 marketing," he added.

As for Chandhok, Fernandes said the 27-year-old has "amazing technical knowledge" and "adds value" to Team Lotus.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Heikki Kovalainen , Karun Chandhok
Teams Team Lotus
Tags chandhok, fernandes, team lotus