Chandhok admits test seat likely for 2012

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Karun Chandhok on Tuesday acknowledged he will likely have to settle for another season as a test driver.

Karun Chandhok, test driver, Lotus F1 Team
Karun Chandhok, test driver, Lotus F1 Team

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In the role this year, the Indian made a one-off appearance in Jarno Trulli's Team Lotus car at the Nurburgring and was hoping for a regular seat in 2012.

But he is quoted by the Press Trust of India: "I am mentally preparing myself to continue as a test driver for another season.

"As of now, most of the teams have announced their drivers for the 2012 season. There are only two slots up for grabs -- one with Williams and other with HRT.

"So the situation is a bit difficult but I am ready to work hard," added Chandhok, who is tipped to stay with Lotus as the team becomes Caterham in 2012.

He admitted it is a "tough situation" to be competing on the market with other potential race drivers who can offer "good sponsorship money".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Karun Chandhok
Teams Team Lotus , Williams , Lotus F1 Team
Tags caterham, chandhok, team lotus