Chandhok could replace Trulli in India - Fernandes

By on Monday, September 12, 2011

Photo credit: Team Lotus

There could be a second Indian on the grid in Delhi next month, Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes admits.

It has already emerged that Narain Karthikeyan will be reunited with his HRT cockpit when India stages its inaugural formula one race.

And his countryman Chandhok, who has already replaced Jarno Trulli this year at the Nurburgring, could be a second Indian racing around the new Buddh circuit.

"I'd like him to. It's up to the team to see," Fernandes is quoted by Reuters.

The Malaysian entrepreneur admitted it will be Trulli to step aside should Chandhok, Team Lotus' reserve and occasional Friday driver, be given the green light for India.

"Yes, I think Heikki (Kovalainen) is our number one driver, although Jarno's outqualified him here," Fernandes said at Monza.

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