Narain Karthikeyan is not turning his back on Formula 1, with the Indian driver telling his local press that he is still hoping he can remain on board with the HRT F1 team next year.
The 34-year-old made a surprise return to the sport with HRT after a five-year absence, although his campaign was only part-time. He was dropped from the team’s race line-up ahead of the British Grand Prix, and made a one-off return with the Spanish squad at his home race.
With the team having already confirmed Pedro de la Rosa in one of its 2012 seats in the wake of an ongoing restructure in the backmarker outfit, it won’t reveal the identity of its second driver until at least the new year.
But Kartikeyan would have to join the queue, with a host of out of contract drivers possibly vying for the seat.
“We are now looking at a few options and trying to work out something although nothing seems finalised,” he told the Times of India.
“I’m not directly talking with other teams, as my management will handle that,” he added.
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