Chandhok to try Pirelli tyres on GP2 car

Karun Chandhok will test the 2011 GP2 car this week in France. The Indian driver has been asked by his old team ORT to give the new car its maiden test in Paul Ricard beginning on Thursday. "I really hope my experience in Formula One and in...

Karun Chandhok will test the 2011 GP2 car this week in France.

The Indian driver has been asked by his old team ORT to give the new car its maiden test in Paul Ricard beginning on Thursday.

"I really hope my experience in Formula One and in GP2 will be helpful to the team," he said.

"My goal for 2011 is to remain in Formula One, but for the time being it's good to have the opportunity of knowing the new GP2 car," said Chandhok, 26.

The new GP2 car has been designed by Dallara, who also penned the Hispania that Chandhok raced early in 2010.

Chandhok wrote on Twitter that the Paul Ricard test is a "good chance to try (the) Pirelli tyres and knock the rust off!"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Karun Chandhok