Karthikeyan in for full season: Hispania
India's Narain Karthikeyan was handed a permanent driver's slot with the HRT Formula One team on the strength of his showing in the Indian Grand Prix and the Spanish team expects him to justify his selection by being more consistent in the 2012 season.
The country's first F1 driver edged his contemporaries to sign up with HRT earlier in the month to complete the drivers' line-up for the season, beginning March 16 at Melbourne.
"The idea as of now is to race him the whole season, but nothing is taken for granted in F1, you have to work for your place in every race. But as things stand, Narain and Pedro will race the entire season," the team's new principal and former F1 driver Luiz-Perez Sala said.