Chandhok to replace Trulli for German GP
July 21, 2011
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Chandhok will make his first racing appearance since Silverstone last year
Karun Chandhok will take over Jarno Truli’s car for the German Grand Prix, the team confirmed today.
The Indian driver has taken part in 4 practice sessions with the team so far this year. It will be his first race in F1 since the 2010 British Grand Prix.
Trulli has struggled with power steering problems all year in the Lotus. He is due a steering upgrade in Hungary, so many believe that this temporary replacement is simply to allow Trulli to cool off.
Despite losing his seat for one race, team principal Tony Fernandes has confirmed that the team is still in negotiations with Jarno regarding a contract for next year.
Despite this, it is still suspected that Trulli will make way for Chandhok at the inaugral Indian Grand Prix as well.