Age no barrier in Hispania team


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The Independent Online

Hispania Racing have completed their driver line-up for the Formula One season as Narain Karthikeyan returns to the cockpit.

Karthikeyan competed in the first eight grands prix last season before being ousted in favour of Daniel Ricciardo, who this year drives for Toro Rosso.

Karthikeyan retained a role as Hispania's test driver, and went on to make history as the first Indian to drive in his home grand prix. The 35-year-old will now partner 40-year-old Pedro de la Rosa at HRT. He said: "It has taken a lot of hard work but I am elated to feature on the 2012 grid."