Narain Karthikeyan will be back in the Hispania F111 for Friday’s first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, the team has confirmed.
The Indian driver was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo during the British GP and has subsequently taken part in FP1 at several races, including last weekends Singapore GP, to aid in his preparations for his home race, in which he will race on Sunday.
He will replace Vitantonio Liuzzi for the session before handing the car back for FP2.
Meanwhile, Liuzzi will wear a special helmet to pay his respects to the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
“For this grand prix I’ve wanted to pay my respects to the victims of the earthquake that struck Japan earlier this year by wearing a special edition helmet named ‘Embracing Japan’, designed by Kaos Design,” he said. “The helmet will later be put up for auction with the benefits going towards charity.”