Hispania Racing has dropped Karun Chandhok for next weekend’s German Grand Prix, with Sakon Yamamoto once more taking to the cockpit of the F110.
The latter had mysteriously replaced Bruno Senna at the Murcia-based outfit for the British Grand Prix. However, with the Brazilian expected to return to the track at Hockenheim, the team has now announced that Yamamoto will now replace Chandhok.
“After Sakon Yamamoto gave a very positive performance in Silverstone, the team has decided to give the Japanese driver another opportunity to drive the car alongside Bruno Senna,” Hispania said in a statement on its website.
Although the team states that Chandhok still has the support its full support and is ‘likely’ to return later in the year, the team would not divulge any other information as to why he had been dropped.
“Karun Chandhok is still part of the Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team family and is likely to be in the car at some later races this season.”
This was later confirmed by the Indian himself, who told Autosport that he would be back racing this season.
“It’s not defined for the rest of the season and I expect to be back in the car at some races,” he said.
“Probably not all of them, but I do expect to be back in the car and racing soon.”