Hispania Racing Team announced on Friday that India's Narain Karthikeyan will drive for the team in the F1 2012 season.
Karthikeyan, who will partner Pedro de la Rosa, beat the likes of Vitantonio Liuzzi and Vitaly Petrov to ensure a drivers seat for the upcoming season.
"It has taken a lot of hard work to make this happen but I am absolutely elated to feature on the 2012 grid with HRT F1 Team. I was pleased with our strong performance at the Indian Grand Prix, in front of my passionate home fans and I look forward to building on this result in 2012," said the Indian driver.
Karthikeyan also said that he is confident that the team will progress and fare better in the upcoming races. "I am delighted to have signed with HRT F1 Team. With the new management, Pedro, and the team, there is definite potential for progress."