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Chandhok takes part in F3 test

Karun Chandhok tests a Dallara F3 car at Pembrey
Karun Chandhok has completed a day of running in an F3 machine as he continues to work towards securing a role in the F1 paddock for the 2011 season.

The Indian racer is currently viewed as the hot favourite to secure the test and reserve role with Team Lotus for the year ahead having been an interested spectator during the opening test of the year at Valencia.

In an effort to spend some time behind the wheel before making a return to F1, Chadhok spent time at the wheel of a Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes at the Pembrey circuit in Wales and the former Hispania man was happy with a trouble free day that saw him complete 140 laps in mixed weather conditions.

"It's no secret I've been edging towards a test contract in F1 over the past few weeks and after the winter break I felt it was important to do some miles in a competitive race car before getting back in a Formula 1 car,” he said. “My good friend Anthony Hieatt at Double R Racing kindly offered to wheel one of his F3 cars out for me at Pembrey and I have to say I've come away enormously impressed with the current generation of F3 cars.

“I last raced in the British Championship in 2004 and it's mighty impressive what Dallara and the teams have done to add so much downforce to the cars. It's really no surprise that drivers are able to get out of these and be quick in GP2 or F1 straight away. 'Boyo' ran me at my first F3 test at Pembrey at the end of 2001 and it was a fun day down memory lane today.”



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