The Board of Directors – Karun Chandhok

Karun Chandhok

Karun Chandhok is one of only two Indian drivers to have progressed to Formula 1 and is a current Sky Sports 1 commentator and analyst.  

A multiple race winner and podium finisher in GP2 (now F2), he was a test driver for the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team in 2007 and 2008, before going on to race in Formula 1 for Hispania Racing and Team Lotus in 2010 and 2011. Since 2012, he has competed in Sportscars, becoming the first Indian to race in the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans and finishing in the top six in class in 2012, 2013 and 2015. In Formula E, Karun negotiated the entry of Mahindra Racing into the championship and competed for the team in its inaugural season in 2014-15. 

Although he still competes from time to time, Karun, who for two decades has called the UK his home, has carved out a successful media career. He is a motorsport commentator and analyst, currently with Sky Sports F1, and a prolific contributor and columnist for a variety of motorsport publications. 

He is a member of Motorsport UK’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and sits on its Racial Diversity Expert Committee. As a member of the FIA Drivers’ Commission – the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile of which Motorsport UK is a founding member – he is an advocate for the rights and views of drivers across the world, and he has been a Driver Representative on the FIA Single Seater Commission. Through his charitable trust he has also worked to support underprivileged children.