F1 » Chandhok has 'three very realistic' chances to race in F1 2010


GP2 Series race-winner Karun Chandhok has 'three very realistic possibilities' to achieve his dream of finally graduating to F1 in 2010, the Indian reveals - as his former iSport International team-mate Bruno Senna secures his own future at the highest level with Campos

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JoeBroon - Unregistered

November 11, 2009 10:21 PM

Well, as his record in feeder formulae demonstrates, he clearly isn't good enough, at least yet, for F1. He does, however, come with substantal sponsorship.

It would appear that all the new teams are engaged in an unedifying scramble for pay drivers. Clearly, there have to be substantial doubts about their budgets and ability to compete in F1 as a result. I hate to be pessimistic, but I would be amazed if there is even a 24-car grid by the first race of next season. Equally, I'm not sure how much F1 will be enhanced by the likes of Chandhok, Fauzy or Maldonado being bankrolled into seats despite not possessing the CVs to deserve to be there.

MickyD - Unregistered

November 12, 2009 3:14 AM

I don't think there reason to be SO harsh. I think we've seen how drivers can have a s*&t year in a series but still be quick. Anyone who HAS followed his career closely will see brilliant results dogged by mechanical failures at the worst of times. We wouldnt be sitting here saying the same **** if he had won while leading in Monaco and Istanbul or at a few others last year. I am an ardent GP2 fan and have been fortunate to mix with a few teams amongst which this man is HIGHLY regarded for his technical abilities and raw speed.

Kobayashi for instance was nowhere in Gp2 this year yet brilliant in F1. Grosjean the opposite. His ONLY F1 test was MIGHTY impressive lets not forget !

BoSox

November 12, 2009 3:35 AM

Anybody forget the former Fastest Indian in the World? Karthikeyan had the sponsorship dollars, but he showed that that couldn't keep him in F1 long. The last championship Karthikeyan won was Formula Asia in 1996. Chandok won one GP2 race in 2007 and one in 2008...he's currently 18th in the GP2 standings. He finished 10th last year, and 15th the year before. How is he F1 worthy?

Damien - Unregistered

November 12, 2009 3:46 AM

Good article anyway and he really seems like a top bloke ! I think i can sort of see why he's so highly regarded around racing circles. Especially coming from a country where any sport apart from cricket is frowned upon, I think he's done his country proud.

He definitely seems the kind of guy most teams would love to work with or around as he's technically very sound and like a said, TOP bloke ! Hopefully he proves everyone on crash.net wrong...Well almost everyone ! Something about him tells me and a whole lot of others that he WILL succeed in F1 when given the chance

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