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Old 13th April 2007, 21:53   #1
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Default Karun Chandok gets a ride for GP2 this year

Chandhok gets ride - GP2 Series - Eurosport

Karun Chandok gets a ride for GP2 this year. With NK testing only, KC is the highest placed Indian driver today driving a F1 support race.

Another interesting driver to watch is Aryton Senna's nephew Bruno.

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Old 13th April 2007, 22:26   #2
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yea i read that on indmotorsport.com too. the same link that u gave has a small video of the gp2 car! its amazing how the shifting sounds. dam racing clutch. Mpower u need to put one on your m3.
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Even i read that somewhere a couple of days back, i think in the Hindu newspaper. really glad that someone from India is always involved in these races.
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Funny thing was he almost wasn't allowed to enter this round of the GP2 series!
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Funny thing was he almost wasn't allowed to enter this round of the GP2 series!
Eh? Care to elaborate RT?
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Default KC on P16 out of 24 drivers

Qualifying results GP2 Bahrain:

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Luca Filippi Super Nova International 1:40.873
2. Alexandre Negrao Minardi Piquet Sports 1:40.958 + 0.085
3. Andreas Zuber iSport International 1:41.034 + 0.161
4. Lucas Di Grassi ART Grand Prix 1:41.052 + 0.179
5. Bruno Senna Arden International 1:41.203 + 0.330
6. Kohei Hirate Trident Racing 1:41.213 + 0.340
7. Timo Glock iSport International 1:41.225 + 0.352
8. Borja Garcia Durango 1:41.252 + 0.379
9. Kazuki Nakajima DAMS 1:41.306 + 0.433
10. Mike Conway Super Nova International 1:41.332 + 0.459
11. Nicolas Lapierre DAMS 1:41.458 + 0.585
12. Antonio Pizzonia FMS International 1:41.544 + 0.671
13. Giorgio Pantano Campos Grand Prix 1:41.549 + 0.676
14. Adrian Zaugg Arden International 1:41.715 + 0.842
15. M.Ammermuller ART Grand Prix 1:41.746 + 0.873
16. Karun Chandhok Durango 1:41.810 + 0.937
17. Roldan Rodriguez Minardi Piquet Sports 1:41.951 + 1.078
18. Sakon Yamamoto BCN Competicion 1:42.139 + 1.266
19. Pastor Maldonado Trident Racing 1:42.189 + 1.316
20. Jason Tahinci FMS International 1:42.234 + 1.361
21. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:42.255 + 1.382
22. Sergio Jimenez Racing Engineering 1:42.492 + 1.619
23. Vitaly Petrov Campos Grand Prix 1:42.561 + 1.688
24. Ho-Pin Tung BCN Competicion 1:43.001 + 2.128
25. Andy Soucek DPR 1:43.257 + 2.384
26. C.Bakkerud DPR 1:43.333 + 2.460
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Is it a one-make series? Top 16 places separated by under a second?!
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Yup one make just like A1GP. Teams do different setups thats all. I think they also dyno the cars regularly to ensure equal power.
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Well, then seems the teams are doing something right if the top 16 cars are all within 1 second. Bodes well for KC too.
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He's placed higher than Sakon Yamamoto, the ex-Super Aguri driver.
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It is impossible to be sure, but Karun has always seemed to me to have more talent and application than Narain Karthikeyan.

GP2 is unforgiving. This fellow needs all the luck we can throw at thim.
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well he finished 9th in Race 1 and retired in Race 2.. well 16th to 9th is pretty good..
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