Karun Chandhok named as Williams heritage driver

first_imgFormer Formula One racer Karun Chandok was on Monday named as the official driver of the Williams’ heritage division. In his new role, Chandhok will focus on the testing and public demonstration of Williams’ cars of yesteryears, dating back to the team’s first F1 season in 1977.Chandhok will make his first appearance as a heritage driver at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed where he will drive up the iconic Goodwood Hill behind the wheel of an FW08C from 1983 and an FW13B from 1990.We’re delighted to welcome @karunchandhok as official driver for our Heritage division. https://t.co/cCbtHDeL1H pic.twitter.com/ickYTK6ZHF WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) June 20, 2016Williams Heritage was created to manage the team’s collection of historic Formula 1 cars, dating from Williams’ first season in Formula One in 1977 to the most recently retired models.As part of his new role, the Indian will also act as a driver coach to customers who have purchased a running car and use Williams Heritage to run and maintain it.Speaking about his appointment, Chandhok said, “Williams is such an iconic British team, steeped in racing history so it is a real honour to be involved in its Heritage programme.”So many of the Williams Heritage cars are pieces of racing history with great stories to tell, so to be offered the chance to get up close and personal and drive them – sometimes being the first person to do so in decades – is an incredible opportunity. I look forward to not only demonstrating the cars from time to time, but working with other Williams car owners to help them fully enjoy their experience of driving these pieces of F1 history.”advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img

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