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Old 8th November 2007, 21:57   #16
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Yes, Chandok gets to test an F1 car for the first time..fantastic! No, he will not race this year and probably shouldnt as he is still learning the ropes in GP2. Maybe another season in GP2 with a few more wins and F1 test drives in 2008 should get him race-ready for 2009. By then Force India would hopefully be in a position to give him a mid-grid car as well.
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motorsport is bloody expensive and i have reliably learnt that sponsoring karun has cost vicky chandok a lot of his personal wealth and fortune. hope karun does well enough in the test and in the full time drive (hopefully) in 2009 and becomes a paid driver in 2010/11. this way he will be able to payback his dad and sponsors who stuck with him from his karting days.
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Here are some pictures forwarded by Karun himself. Thanks to Sideways for sharing!







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Nice! Best of Luck to Karun!
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Apparently Mike Gascoyne has threatened to quit as technical director if Ralf joins. That would be a big blow to Force India if it happens.
Ralf can bring in star value, but can he improve the car without a good technical director. No ways.
We will soon see how Mallya tackles this situation. Love F1 for these things!
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Old 12th November 2007, 17:57   #21
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Another proud moment for all Indian F1 fans. Let us wish Karun all the best! Having said that, lets keep it real as this is his first F1 outing. This test is sure to catch the eye of front running GP2 teams, which is where he needs to be next year. Make us proud Karun!!
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this way he will be able to payback his dad and sponsors who stuck with him from his karting days.
I dont think Karun did any professional Karting. Anyways, I completely understand what you are trying to convey.
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Well i dont think it worthwhile taking ralf on board for force.
Best of luck Karun U got way ahead to go.
Do one more year in Gp2 and i gues he will be better off driving F1 rather than entering it now.
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here is his time

20 Karun Chandhok Red Bull Racing RB3 1:27.224 + 4.954 20

compared to Coultard

6 David Coulthard Red Bull Racing RB3 1:23.543 + 1.273 37

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Not bad in fact its very good timings
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18 Karun Chandhok RedBull Racing RB3 1:24.896 + 2.974 39

7 David Coulthard RedBull Racing RB3 1:23.159 + 1.237 55

1.7 secs slower than DC,not bad.

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18 Karun Chandhok RedBull Racing RB3 1:24.896 + 2.974 39

7 David Coulthard RedBull Racing RB3 1:23.159 + 1.237 55

1.7 secs slower than DC,not bad.
Agree with you merve_extreme. So has he been confirmed as the Test Driver or still Red Bull are trying him ?
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No he is not confirmed.They may make his a test driver in the future.
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Yes, Chandok gets to test an F1 car for the first time..fantastic! No, he will not race this year and probably shouldnt as he is still learning the ropes in GP2. Maybe another season in GP2 with a few more wins and F1 test drives in 2008 should get him race-ready for 2009. By then Force India would hopefully be in a position to give him a mid-grid car as well.
Check out Karun's exclusive interview with F1 @ The Official Formula 1 Website

Have you been coaching Karun for this interview MaserQ?
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Well karun posted better times on day 2.....best of luck karun way to go
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