Karun Chandhok is hoping to be given his dream chance to race on home soil at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix as he awaits a final decision from Lotus Team bosses.
"I've just got to India and it's the question on top of many people's minds here especially in the media - my phone is just going crazy," Chandhok told Autosport.
"I wish I had something new to say to the people here but unfortunately it's up to Tony (Fernandes) and the team. Tony has said many times recently how personally he would love for me to do the race.
"In the last three Friday sessions I felt a lot more comfortable and confident in the car. It showed as the pace was much better, especially considering Suzuka and Korea were two new tracks for me."
Chandhok hopes that his disappointment won’t be matched by that of his fans, if Team Lotus elects to stick with regular drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli.
"It's no secret that I would love to do the Indian race - to be on the grid for the first grand prix at home will be a huge honour," he said. "I know a lot of people have bought tickets and the Indian media seem excited about the prospect, but it's not up to me."
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