Karun still negotiating with Team Lotus: Vicky Chandhok

Posted By: Pti

New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Karun Chandhok is still in talkswith Team Lotus to seal a test driver''s seat for the 2011Formula One season, his father Vikcy said today.

The Malaysian outfit has Heikki Kovaleinen and JarnoTrulli as race drivers and are still looking for a reservedriver after local boy Fairuz Fauzy left the team.

"Chandhok is in Spain at Team Lotus paddock and lookingfor a deal with it. He is still negotiating it with theoutfit," Vicky told PTI on the sidelines of the launch of anew racing series -- JK Racing Asia Series.

"To be very honest, I don''t want to comment further buthe is very much interested in joining the Lotus team. Let''srest this issue here," Vicky added.

Chandhok, who made his F1 debut last year with HispaniaRacing Team (HRT), drove 10 races in the 2010 season beforethe Spanish outfit replaced him with Sakon Yamamato.

Lotus were new entrants on the F1 circuit last year alongwith Hispania and Virgin racing.

Story first published: Friday, February 11, 2011, 18:30 [IST]
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