Karthikeyan to remain with HRT for 2012

Karthikeyan will return to HRT despite being dropped last year

Karthikeyan will return to HRT despite being dropped last year

Narain Karthikeyan is to return to the HRT team for 2012.

He drove 8 races for the team in 2011, before being ousted by Daniel Ricciardo. He made a relatively impressive one-off return at the inaugral Indian Grand Prix.

He will be racing alongside Pedro de la Rosa, forming by far the oldest driver combination on the grid. De la Rosa will be 41 in Melbourne, while Karthikeyan will be 35.

Giedo van der Garde was the other contender for the race seat, but it has since become clear that he failed to bring as much sponsorship money as Narain.

This signing effectively closes the 2012 driver market, as all driver vacancies have now been filled.

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