Hispania HRT F1’s decision to drop Karun Chandhok surprised many, but many had also expected it. Its no secret that India and Indians are primarily looked as a source of funds by the various formula one teams as well as the FIA itself. The only reason for offering Narain Karthikeyan a seat for racing was that he had the dollars of Indian multinationals behind him, same is the case with Chandhok. Unfortunately , it looks like he shall also suffer the same fate as Narain. Narain was kicked out when his sponsorship dropped.
Thats the problem with these lower rung teams, they don’t hire the drivers for their skills, just for the amount of money they bring in.
For those who are a little out of touch, earlier Bruno Senna had been dropped to make way for Sakun Yamamoto, however now Senna has his seat back and its time to kick Karun out of the picture.
Meanwhile Chandhok has expressed hope that he will race again :
“I expect to be back for races later in the year,” Chandhok was quoted
“At the moment we are talking only about Hockenheim but with four drivers and two cars, it is probably inevitable I will miss some more races.
“I came into this team looking to establish myself as a credible, respectable formula one driver and I’ve done that.” said the Indian