Singapore GP - Karthikeyan on Friday, Hulkenberg not

Global Motorsport Media

Narain Karthikeyan will warm up with a Friday practice session in Singapore before racing in his native India next month, HRT announced on Saturday.

It was already expected that the 34-year-old, despite losing his full time race seat to Daniel Ricciardo earlier this season, would return to the cockpit for the inaugural Delhi grand prix.

Narain Karthikeyan, Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT
Narain Karthikeyan, Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT

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And he will re-acclimatise with the initial practice session in Singapore, the Spanish team said.

"It is great to have Narain back in the car as it will give him critical seat time before he drives at the Indian GP," said team boss Colin Kolles.

Karthikeyan confirmed: "The team had assured me that I'd be driving (in India) when I stepped out of my seat after the European GP."

Meanwhile, Force India's regular Friday driver Nico Hulkenberg has revealed he will not be in action in Singapore next weekend.

"The team wants to give Adrian (Sutil) and Paul (di Resta) more track time and I understand and accept the decision," he said on Twitter.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Colin Kolles , Nico Hulkenberg , Daniel Ricciardo
Teams Force India
Tags force india, hulkenberg, karthikeyan.hrt, marina bay, singapore gp