Karun Chandhok and his father on Sunday insisted they still do not know if the Indian will be on the inaugural Buddh grid in seven days.
Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has said consistently he would like to see the reserve driver contest his home grand prix, but it seems Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen are firmly under contract to race at every opportunity.
“You will definitely see me in Friday’s practice session and there I will definitely give my best,” the Press Trust of India quotes Karun Chandhok as saying.
“But for the rest of the two days, we will have to wait and see.
“It’s a complicated thing because there are contractual complexities as the team has to honour the two contracted race drivers. But from my side I would love to race,” he added.
“Tony Fernandes has said many times that he would love to see it happen. But at the end of the day, one has to understand that F1 is a business.”
Chandhok’s father, federation of motor sports club of India president Vicky Chandhok, was also asked on Sunday if his son will be on the grid next week.
“That’s a question which Karun and Team Lotus have to answer … He has proved himself in Korea, but the question is beyond me,” he said.
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