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Karthikeyan could get F1 ticket

Narain Karthikeyan could be in line for a Formula One comeback as replacement for dropped Dutch driver Christijan Albers at Spyker.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2007 04:00 IST

Narain Karthikeyan could be in line for a Formula One comeback as replacement for dropped Dutch driver Christijan Albers at Spyker.

Team boss Colin Kolles told Reuters on Tuesday that Karthikeyan, who raced for him at Jordan in 2005 and is now the second Williams test driver, was on his list of possible options. Another was Austrian Christian Klien, currently the Honda test driver.

“For the moment, no other driver is signed,” said Kolles. “Obviously, Narain is one of the options... I think it’s a good option and we are just in the process of evaluating this.”

Karthikeyan’s manager, Mark Perkins, told HT from Monaco the contract with Spyker, if it materialised, would be for the current season, since the team had only one driver now. Perkins said, “It’ll be for this season. But if you are on the Formula One grid and do well, of course the contract could be extended to the next season as well.” Eight races are still left in the current F1 season.

With inputs from Uthra Ganesan/HTC