(; born January 19, 1984 in Madras
) is an Indian
racing driver, who made his début for Hispania Racing
in the open cockpit motor racing formula, Formula One
in . Before this, he drove in the GP2 Series
for three years, winning two races.
Prior to his time in GP2, Chandhok won the Formula Asia championship in 2001 and was the inaugural Formula Asia V6 by Renault
champion in 2006.
In 2000, Chandhok was Indian National Racing Champion winning seven out of ten races in the Formula Maruti
series. He scored Pole position and fastest lap in all ten races. In 2001 Chandhok was the Formula 2000 Asia champion, becoming the youngest ever Asian Formula Champion, driving for Team India Racing.
Chandhok tested with British Formula 3
champion team Carlin Motorsport
in 2001. He raced in the National class in 2002, driving for T-Sport
, finishing sixth in class. He stayed with T-Sport in the National Class for 2003, and finished third in the final class standings, behind champion Ernesto Viso
and runner-up Steven Kane
. In 2004 Chandhok stepped up to the main British Formula 3 class with T-Sport, and finished 14th in the standings.
He was instantly a top 5 qualifier and finisher when he partnered his compatriot Narain Karthikeyan
at RC Motorsport
in the World Series by Nissan
for the final two rounds the 2004 season.
With Karthikeyan moving on to Formula One in 2005, Chandhok raced part-season in the revised Formula Renault 3.5 Series
with RC Motorsport. He... Read More