Chandhok denies ruling out Indian GP race seat

Karun Chandhok has denied saying he definitely will not contest India’s inaugural F1 race in October.

The Team Lotus reserve driver stepped in for Jarno Trulli at the Nurburgring recently and has consistently refused to rule out getting another one-off chance to race this season in his native India.

On Twitter, however, the 27-year-old described a quote attributed to him by a website as “fake … I didn’t say that”, insisted Chandhok.

It is believed he was referring to a quote that originally appeared in India’s Financial Chronicle.

Chandhok reportedly said: “It is embarrassing when you don’t drive for your country when your country is hosting the Grand Prix.”