Chandhok plays down rumours of HRT seat danger

Karun Chandhok has played down recent reports that he could be set to lose his Formula One seat. An Indian newspaper said the 26-year-old rookie's sponsorship stream is drying up, leading HRT team boss Colin Kolles to open talks with ...

Karun Chandhok has played down recent reports that he could be set to lose his Formula One seat.

An Indian newspaper said the 26-year-old rookie's sponsorship stream is drying up, leading HRT team boss Colin Kolles to open talks with potential replacements.

Rumours suggest Dutchman Christijan Albers, Narain Karthikeyan and Pastor Maldonado, as well as Chandhok's HRT test colleagues Sakon Yamamoto and Christian Klien, might be in the running.

"There is so much speculation and I don't know if it is being started by other drivers who are trying to get in or whatever," Chandhok told Reuters while visiting Silverstone at the weekend for the MotoGP race.

"Three weeks ago Bruno (Senna) was the one. All over the internet it was 'Bruno's out and so and so is coming in with money' and this week it seems to be my turn," he added.

"As far as I know I am in Valencia, I am in the car and I am in for the rest of the season," said Chandhok.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Christijan Albers , Karun Chandhok , Christian Klien , Sakon Yamamoto , Colin Kolles