British GP: Karun Chandhok race report

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Karun Chandhok F110-03 #20 19th

Sunday, July 11, Silverstone, England: Indian Formula One driver Karun Chandhok finished in 19th position at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, ahead of his new team-mate Sakon Yamamoto. Chandhok has now been classified in 8 out of the 10 races in the Formula One World Championship. Chandhok has shown tremendous consistency the whole season and has finished the most races compared to the other rookies on the grid, which is an incredible feat, with only half the season over. Chandhok also has the most finishes amongst the new teams, which include Virgin Racing and Lotus Racing.

Chandhok started the race in 23rd position with a competitive race pace. He ran over some debris from the Pedro De la Rosa and Adrian Sutil incident damaging his car. He however managed to get his car safely past the finish line in 19th position.

Karun Chandhok, Race driver #20:
"The race was pretty much as we expected to be honest. We weren't really in a position to race with others so I pushed early on to open about 15 seconds gap to Sakon. After the pit stop, I ran over some debris which damaged the barge board and the side pod on my car costing downforce. So after the safety car it was all about just managing the damage and the gap to Sakon. Another double finish for the team and that's about all we can expect at the moment."

Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"We are very happy with the result as today we could finish with two cars for the fourth time this season. Karun Chandhok and Sakon Yamamoto started on option tyres into the race as we found out that this tyre compound was the best for a long run. All in all, we had a trouble free race and I want to thank the team for doing a great job the whole weekend."

Chandhok was also happy to welcome on board new partner JPSI. Commenting on the partnership Chaandhok said, "It is great to have the Jaypee Group on board and am definitely looking forward to a long association with them. Being an Indian driver at the Indian GP will be special."

JPSI, a Jaypee Group company, is currently constructing a 5.14km long first world-class motor racing circuit near Greater Noida, at a distance of about 40km from New Delhi. This circuit is expected to host the inaugural F1 race in India in October/November 2011.

-source: karun

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Sakon Yamamoto , Adrian Sutil , Colin Kolles
Teams Virgin Racing