Karun Chandhok

Birth Date: 19 January 1984 Home Town: Madras, India
Nationality: Indian Web: www.karunchandhok.com

Karun Chandhok has become a well-known face in the Formula 1 paddocks of the world ever since his racing debut for HRT early in 2010.

The son of multiple Indian rally champion Vicky Chandhok, Karun enjoyed a memorable career on the way up through the racing ranks. After starting out in Asia, he moved to Europe and raced in many series including British F3, the World Series by Renault and A1GP.

In 2007 he made the switch to GP2 and found instant success with a victory in the sprint race at the legendary drivers' circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. After earning a two-day test for Red Bull's F1 team, he took a further GP2 victory in Germany in 2008.

Since his stint in Formula 1 he has competed in endurance racing for JRM, including two strong finishes at Le Mans. He is also famous among British race fans for his incisive television and radio punditry.


Career Highlights

  • 2010-2011 11 Formula 1 race appearances for HRT and Lotus
  • 2007-2008 GP2 sprint race wins in Germany and Spa-Francorchamps
  • 2006 Formula Asia V6 by Renault Champion

Other Achievements

2012-2013 Top seven finishes at the Le Mans 24-Hour race

2005 Raced for India in A1GP series

2002 Formula 2000 Asia Champion

2000 Indian National Racing Champion

ROC Highlights

  • Years contested: 2012, 2013*

2012 ROC Asia champion for Team India alongside Narain Karthikeyan