Karthikeyan looking for race seat before home race

Narain Karthikeyan is looking to secure a race seat ahead of the Indian Grand Prix next month.

Karthikeyan is still one of the official drivers for Spanish team HRT however his race-seat was lost to Red Bull sponsored Daniel Ricciardo midway through the season.

He will, however, be back in the car in his native India thanks to a new long term sponsorship with the Hero automotive group, which is controlled by the Indian billionaire Munjal family and he is hoping to find a race seat ahead of his home Grand Prix.

And he told the Indo-Asian News Service: “I am trying hard to get myself a race before Delhi. It will be a good warm-up for me heading into the home race.”

HRT’s driver lineup has already been announced for Monza, but before the inaugural race at the new Buddh circuit F1 will travel to Singapore, Japan and Korea.

As well as his new deal with Hero, 34-year-old Karthikeyan is also still sponsored by Tata, India’s largest multinational.

“I want to drive in F1 as long as possible,” he is quoted as saying by Reuters. “How and when, that will come up in due course.”

Source: GMM