After testing at Circuit Calafat last week, former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok was hugely impressed with the race-prepared Tesla Model S that will contest the new Electric GT Championship in 2017.
Chandhok has vast experience across a range of disciplines and in 2010 became only the second Indian driver ever to race in Formula 1, where he contested 11 Grand Prix with HRT and Caterham.
Having also raced in the FIA Formula E Championship, 32-year-old Chandhok is no stranger to driving all-electric vehicles and has been interested in EGT since its announcement, supporting the series’ values of working towards a more sustainable future.
"I was glad to take up Electric GT's invitation to come and drive the car that the team are working on ahead of their first season in 2017. As a racing driver, you're always curious to test new and different machines and driving a race-prepared Tesla was clearly something I was keen to try,” Chandhok said.
“The car handles remarkably well and is very balanced despite being in the early stages of development. I'd be interested to see what it's like when they get the P100-based version 2.0 up and running next year, as that should have a lot more power. Mark, Agustin and their team have great ambitions for the series and I look forward to seeing how the project develops over the next six months!"
The EGT Championship, the first 100 per cent zero-emissions championship, was at the Circuit Calafat testing a number of development parts and preparing for Autosport International next month (January 12-15, 2017).