His father Vicky Chandok is the President of the FMSCI, the apex body of Motorsport in India, and has been coordinating with the FIA and the Jaypee Group, the promoters of the first ever Formula1 Grand Prix of India, but Karun Chandok will not be driving at the inaugural F1GP of India.  Karun Chandok actually saw more of the track at the Buddh International Circuit at Greater Noida near Delhi; he has been involved with how the track would look and how the paving was going on and was the first driver to drive on the track even before the final layer of asphalt was laid.  Karun Chandok was hoping that his team, Team Lotus would give him the opportunity to drive at the inaugural Indian GP, just like Team HRT is giving Narain Karthikeyan a chance, but that is not to be.  And understandably Karun Chandok is totally gutted.  Team Lotus needs to cement 10th place among the constructors to gain access to TV revenues and believes that changing drivers could jeopardize the 10th place.  It doesn’t matter, what the reason is, it hurts when you are screwed and that is how it is for the junior Chandok.