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 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."