Karun Chandok to join the F3 circuit

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

Nineteen-year-old Karun Chandok is just back from London, where he successfully tested with one of the best British Formula 3 teams.

Karun Chandok to join the F3 circuit

Chennai:

Nineteen-year-old Karun Chandok is just back from London, where he successfully tested with Carlin Motor Sport -- one of the best British Formula 3 teams.Chandok impressed everyone at Carlin by doing a lap in just 51.9 seconds -- a feat that will now take him into the Formula 3 circuit next year as a part of Carlin's F3 B team.The teenager says racing in England was a dream come true. "The testing you know was unbelievable. I stepped on the throttle and the first few laps, the car used to go in all different directions. But then I got my head down and got to doing it," recounts Chandok.While Karun will now be joining Naren Kathikeyan and Parthiva Sureshvaran in the F3 circuit, his first Formula 3 season will be crucial in determining his future. But the young racer says racing with the best only eases the pressure.It is no pressure at all. The boys at Carlin -- my father has know that team for more than twenty years. If I was with another team, then there would have been pressure," says the teenager.He is in Chennai only for a couple of days; a well deserved rest before he leaves for the last round of the Formula Asia Championships in China, which he is currently leading by a massive 20 points.Also read:


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