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Karun Chandhok

Karun Chandhok, Spanish GP, Barcelona, 9th May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Karun Chandhok, Spanish GP, Barcelona, 9th May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Karun Chandhok, 2016. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Karun Chandhok, 2016. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

19 Jan 1984
Madras

Nationality:

India

Grands Prix:

11 (2010-2011)

Longtime GP2 and A1 GP driver who made it to F1 with Hispania, before having a brief return to F1 with Team Lotus in 2011 and a spell in the World Endurance Championship. A charming, polite fellow with an immense knowledge and love of the sport's history, this may have counted against him to obtain more drives in the sport, however it has earnt him, from 2016, the official Williams Heritage driver for all their old Formula 1 cars. Son of Vicky Chandhok, a multiple Indian rally champion and President of the Federation of Motor Sport Clubs in India. Karun won the 2001 Formula Asia Championship. Chandhok in 2016 took up a role as a pit-lane reporter for British TV, and he combined this broadcasting role with his work as a driver manager for a couple of young Indian drivers. He does still race in selected endurance events and is a regular historic racer.

Biography last updated 26 Jun 2016