Chandhok 'close' to Campos drive
26 February 2010 – Karun Chandhok has confirmed that he is in talks with the Campos team following its recent management shake-up. The 26-year-old, who competed with Ocean Racing Technology in last year's GP2 championship, would be the second Indian to race in Formula 1, should a deal be confirmed.
With Narian Karthikeyan having become F1's first representative from India courtesy of his drive at Jordan in 2005, Chandhok appears to be on the verge of a deal with Campos, which is now owned by Spanish businessman José Ramón Carabante and managed by Colin Kolles.
"We are in talks with Colin and hope to confirm a deal very soon," commented Vicky Chandhok, father and Manager of Karun, via a statement.
"We have been very impressed with Karun's performance in GP2 and are close to finalising a deal with him," Kolles explained. "India is a great country and it would be great for the sport to have an Indian driver on the grid.
"However, we will be in a better position to comment on this over the next few days."