Karun Chandhok confirmed as HRT driver for 2010 F1 season!

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Karun Chandok has just been confirmed as the official driver for

the Hispanic Racing F1 Team (HRT) formerly known as Campos Racing in

Spain for the 2010 F1 season! He will now partner with Bruno Senna, with whom

Karun had already shared the team space in the 2008 GP2 season. Chandhok

will be presented to the public at the Murcia unveiling, which is set to

confirm the team’s new identity and its plans for 2010. 

Colin Kolles, HRT’s team principal, said: “I am very

pleased to use the Murcia site to officially unveil our car livery today. We

also complete the driver’s team line-up with the Indian Karun Chandhok at the

wheel of the car for our first ever season. We have been very impressed

with Karun’s performance in GP2. India is a great country. It will be great for

the sport to have an Indian driver on the grid for the first Indian Grand Prix.

Murcia is part of the roots of the team.”

The Chennia born Karun, started racing in 2000 and ultimately

joined GP2 in 2007 where he did quite well to let the whole world and

especially the F1 teams know his standard of driving. He was presented with the

‘Best Driving Style’ award in 2008. With this deal, Karun Chandok now is the

second Indian driver to race in F1. The first one was Narain Karthikeyan who

spent a single season at Jordan five years ago.

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