Not again Hispania!

Young Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo – currently Toro Rosso and Red Bull reserve – looks like he might be breaking into the F1 world very soon indeed. Because Hispania are at it again. They look to be setting aside Narain Karthikeyan for the majority of the rest of the season, apart fromm the Indian Grand Prix, and replacing him with the Aussie.
So far Hispania have made no announcement about this, so take the news with a pinch of salt until then. It’s also not on Autosport yet. The first reports came from the Australian media.
So is this a safe risk for Daniel? He already has his Formula Renault 3.5 campaign to worry about. On the other hand, Carlin’s Robert Wickens and his ISR teammate Kevin Korjus look to be dominating there. He might not have a chance to win. Besides that, driving with Hispania unfortunately doesn’t seem to do your reputation any good. It’s for ‘deseperate’ drivers at the moment (Tonio Liuzzi in particular).
I like Hispania. But I’m not sure taking Narain out mid-season is a good idea. He hasn’t raced in F1 for a while so he will take a little time to get back on pace. We shall see. But every time HRT do this my respect for them drops. Ricciardo will be the seventh driver to sit in an HRT in their two seasons!


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