Remember ex-F1 Indian driver Karun Chandhok? He's busy enjoying with wife Akshara now

Updated: Jan 19, 2020, 09:10 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Karun Chandhok, born January 19, 1984, in Chennai, is a racer who drove for Formula 1 and Formula E in the past.

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    Karun Chandok's father Vicky Chandhok is an Indian rallying champion.

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    In 2000, Karun Chandhok won seven of the ten races in the Formula Maruti series and was Indian National Racing Champion. He had the fastest lap in all races.

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    In 2001, Karun Chandhok became the youngest Asia Formula Champion. He was a driver for Team India Racing.

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    In 2004, Chandhok raced at British Formula 3 and finished 14th in the drivers standings.

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    Karun Chandhok raced along with Narain Karthikeyan in the World Series by Nissan.

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    In 2006, Karun Chandhok won the first-ever Formula Asia V6 by Renault Championship and won 7 of the 12 races.

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    In 2007, Karun Chandhok entered the GP2 Series. In 2008, he finished 10th in the driver's points.

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    In 2008, Karun Chandhok was linked to joining the Formula 1 team Force India but nothing ever came to fruition.

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    However, it was in 2010 that Karun Chandhok made his entry into Formula 1. Chandok drove for Hispania Racing alongside Bruno Senna.

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    Karun Chandhok was the second Indian to drive in Formula One after Narain Karthikeyan.

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    Karun Chandhok finished 22nd in the 2010 F1 drivers standings with zero points.

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    In 2011, Karun Chandhok was signed on to Lotus F1 and drove in one race at the German Grand Prix.

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    In 2012, Karun Chandhok drover for JRM racing at Endurance Racing. He finished 6th at 24 Le Mans.

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    In 2013, Karun Chandhok moved on to FIA GT Series.

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    In 2014-15 Karun Chandhok entered Formula E and was part of the inaugural season and finished 17th in the standings with 18 points.

     

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    In 2014, Karun Chandhok got married to his longtime partner Akshara Kothari

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    Following racing, Karun Chandok began a career as a commentator for BBC and Sky Sports.

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    Karun Chandhok with his real-life wife Akshara and 'television wife' and journalist Lee McKenzie

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    Karun Chandhok shared this picture with his family as they enjoy a home-cooked meal

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    In March 2018, Karun Chandhok's wife Akshara shared this photo with him and their friends and wrote, 'As March draws to a close, am reflecting on all the wonderful “reconnections” the past few months have brought with special people who have shaped me into who I am today. #sentimentalinmyoldage #secureattachments @aps48 @miss.ems @apple_baum1 @antonyramsden @myabdou @melissahadalittlelam @djeyy08 @cynthiamhill @jeffpotter99 @therealchauks'

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    Karun Chandhok's wife Akshara shared this photo with a few friends and wrote, 'A brilliant weekend! Days with friends and family followed by rare baby-free evenings (thank you, @charlottedaisymarler). And the cherry on top: Karun taking the win in Sunday’s Whitsun Trophy race! #GoodwoodRevival never disappoints!'

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About The Gallery

Karun Chandhok, an Indian racer who is a Formula E driver and previously drove in Formula 1 back in 2010, celebrates his birthday today. Chandhok has come a long way in his racing career and when he's not on the circuit, he makes most of his time chilling out with his wife Akshara and kid. Pictures/ Karun Chandhok and Akshara Chandhok Instagram