Karun Chandhok has admitted he is hoping to be on the grid this year when India makes its Formula One bow.
The Indian has signed up as reserve driver this year with Team Lotus, and will begin his duties this weekend when he takes part in initial practice on Friday.
Before the deal was revealed, however, his father Vicky admitted Chandhok "wants to get a (reserve) slot with the idea that he gets to race at the Indian Grand Prix" in October.
Asked if he is still hoping to race in India, 27-year-old Chandhok told the Deccan Herald on Wednesday: "Heikki and Jarno are the main drivers and the team has its own plans.
"I might, I might not, only time will tell."