Born into a family which was steeped in motor sport history, Karun rose through the ranks of junior formulae racing to become test driver for the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team in 2007/8. He then competed in the Formula 1 World Championship for Hispania Racing Team and Team Lotus in 2010 and 2011.
Reasons to books Karun Chandhok
- His technical knowledge and feedback has always been a strong point, he has a lot of experience in top simulators including 3 different Formula 1 teams, Red Bull Racing, Mclaren and Williams as well as Dallara and Wirth Research.
- A resident of the UK, Karun has built up a strong reputation as a commentator and analyst for motorsport, working with five different global Formula 1 broadcasters.
- He’s worked with 5 major global broadcasters on their Formula 1 coverage as well as a wide variety of other motorsport and non-motorsport television programs.
One of only two Indian Formula 1 drivers, Karun is now an expert analyst for Sky Sports F1, broadcasting to 62 countries. He previously broadcast for Star Sports in Asia, BeIN Sports in Qatar, BBC 5 Live Radio and Channel 4 TV in the UK. His deep insights and superb delivery make him one of the most popular broadcasters in Formula 1.
Karun sits on the Board of Motorsport UK, the national governing body of motorsport and one of the key members of the world’s governing body, the FIA. He is a member of Motorsport UK’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and also devotes time to working on the development of junior single seater formulae.
During his career Karun has worked closely with Formula 1 and its then-CEO Bernie Ecclestone to deliver the Indian Grand Prix and also consulted for Nissan, managing the Indian cohort of its famed GT Academy programme. He has also worked closely with manufacturers including Tata and Mahindra.
Since 2016, Karun has been a regular driver and consultant for the Williams Formula 1 team’s Heritage business, working with the team to expand this arm of their business as well as showcase their World Championship winning Formula 1 cars.
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