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Karun Chandhok becomes 2nd Indian to hit F1 Pedal

750   //    04 Mar 2010, 23:29 IST

Karun Chandhok is all set to become the Second Indian to race on a F1 Track. The Chennai lad, Karun signed deals on Thursday with F1 Team Campos Meta, which has changed its name to Hispania Racing Team (HRT).

Campos is one of the three new teams to join this year.

Before getting a F1 Birth, Chandhok records in the domestic circuit for the last three GP2 seasons saw him finishing  15th, 10th and 18th in the drivers’ standings.

The 26 years old driver became the second after Narain Karthikeyan who last raced in 2005.

Here is what Collin Kolles had to say–

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.

The co driver of Karun will be the nephew of legendary F1 driver Ayrton SennaBruno Senna.

Hispania Racing Team(HRT) which was renamed from original Campos Meta as it has been  taken over by Spanish financier Jose Ramon Carabante.

The Spanish HRT has not taken part in any pre-season testing, their very future is also uncertain due to paucity of funds.

Speculations on his F1 birth started some two weeks back. We also interviewed Vicky Chandhok his dad and mentor recently who asked us to wait for a week.

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