Daniel Ricciardo looks set to make his F1 debut Narain Karthikeyan looks set to be dumped from HRT

A left-field piece of speculation is quickly gathering momentum here in Australia, with reports claiming that Toro Rosso reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will make his F1 race debut at next weekend’s British Grand Prix.

According to reports, Red Bull will loan the West Australian to Hispania Racing, where he will replace Narain Karthikeyan, who has struggled in his return to Formula 1 after a lengthy absence from the sport.

The SpeedCafe website claims that an announcement confirming the change in line-up will be made later today.

The latest speculation is that Ricciardo – who will celebrate his 22nd birthday tomorrow – will be Karthikeyan’s replacement for the remainder of the season, with the exception of October’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

Stay tuned to Richard’s F1 for the latest news as it comes to hand.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.