Karun Chandhok will be testing for Team Lotus this week. Chandhok was present at the Valencia test sessions last week and will now be spending time in the car at the Jerez test session which begins tomorrow. It is understood that Chandhok will also be behind the wheel of the Lotus at the third round of pre-season testing in Barcelona.
“We would like him to be reserve driver but we’ve got to see whether it all works out, that’s the plan,” team principal Tony Fernandes explained to Reuters.
“He is going to get a couple of slots in the testing now in Jerez and Barcelona, and then we’ll decide after that.
“Mike [Gascoyne] and Riad [Asmat] and everyone else feel he’s the right guy to add value to the team.”