Vitantonio Liuzzi will step aside in order for Narain Karthikeyan to race at his home grand prix in India next weekend, the HRT team have confirmed.
The Indian driver will line-up alongside Daniel Ricciardo for the inaugural event, which may come as a surprise to the Australian who earlier admitted it would more than lilkely be him that would be replaced.
Team principal, Colin Kolles, thanked Liuzzi for his ‘professional approach and attitude’ toward the line-up change.
“For this single event, Narain will be driving alongside Daniel Ricciardo,” confirmed Kolles.
“I have asked Tonio Liuzzi to step aside for the Indian GP in order to allow driving programs with Ricciardo and Karthikeyan to be completed.
“I have to thank Tonio for his professional approach and attitude. After the positive performance the team had in Korea, I hope that we will keep on that line in India. Although Narain has already driven around the track and given us a positive feedback, we really don’t know what to expect but we are looking forward to it.”