Despite the fact that he could not take part in any of the three free practice sessions, Karun Chandhok will start the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix. The Indian driver, racing for Hispania Racing wasn't able to take his car out on track in the practice sessions as it was suffering a hydraulic failure. However, as the team has managed to put the car together in essentially fifteen days, an exception was made. It was decided that if five laps were completed in qualifying, Karun would be able to start the race for HRT tomorrow.
Taking to the track in the car, Chandhok managed to complete seven laps. He was off the pace off his team-mate Bruno Senna, but not by all that much. Of course, Senna had managed to clock seventeen laps yesterday, while the seven laps that Karun did during qualifying are the only runs that he has done in the car. Tomorrow, Chandhok will start the race from 24th and last on the grid. Good luck Karun!