Indian hopes to keep test seat

Fri, 11 August 2006, 03:17

India’s Narain Karthikeyan is hopeful of extending his tenure as a Williams test driver in 2007.

The Indian 29-year-old debuted last season, but after failing to impress his Jordan/Midland chiefs moved to Sir Frank Williams’ squad this year as development ace Alex Wurz’s test deputy.

With Wurz graduating to the racing role for 2007, Karthikeyan – whose team job this year has been limited to mainly acting as a representative for personal sponsor ‘Tata’ – this week expressed optimism that there will be room for him at Grove.

”I hope my future is at Williams,” he was quoted as saying by United News Of India agency.

Karthikeyan added: ”I’m hopeful of a good seat in 2007.

”Sir Frank Williams is always commending my performance and let’s see how it pans out.”gmmf1

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