Chandhok to sample Korean track for Red Bull 26 Aug 2010
Indian Karun Chandhok is set to be the first Formula One driver to get a taste of the brand-new Yeongam track in Korea next month. Chandhok will take part in a demonstration event on September 4 for the Red Bull team, as the Asian country gears up to host the inaugural Korean Grand Prix from October 22-24.
The 26 year-old, who competed for HRT in the opening 10 Grands Prix of the season before being rested in favour of Sakon Yamamoto, is a former Red Bull Junior Team member and has been drafted in as all the drivers on Red Bulls books were busy.
"I was happy to fill in," said Chandhok. "It'll be a real honour to be one of the first people to drive around the new Korean circuit. The layout looks quite good fun on paper and I look forward to driving a winning teams car there next weekend.
In addition to Chandhoks run in Red Bulls show car, the Korean event is expected to feature demonstration laps by a host of other machinery from various junior series.