Karun Chandhok

Russell suggests Bottas can only blame himself for ending up as Hamilton’s wingman

George Russell has testified that his Mercedes team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton has been nothing but supportive since the 24-year-old’s arrival at Mercedes, and said he will work as hard as possible to avoid becoming a number two driver. Russell replaced Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes after the Finn helped the Silver Arrows claim the Constructors’ Championship


Mercedes warned Hamilton-Russell partnership could ‘implode’

Former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok is enthused by the prospect of the partnership of Sir Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at Mercedes, but suggests that Toto Wolff will want to avoid a repeat of Hamilton’s rivalry with Nico Rosberg. Russell was signed to Mercedes to replace Valtteri Bottas after the Finn spent five years

Lewis Hamilton at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.v1

Ex-F1 driver reveals why Masi didn’t red flag 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok has highlighted a potential reason as to why race director Michael Masi was left in such a precarious position late on in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Sir Lewis Hamilton was leading title rival Max Verstappen by a comfortable margin heading into the latter stages of the race

Lewis Hamilton mulling retirement in 2022.v1

Hamilton won’t retire if FIA can address ‘injustice towards him’

Former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok is not entirely convinced by the idea that Sir Lewis Hamilton will retire after his heart-breaking championship defeat in 2021, but admits that the FIA need to provide him with certain reassurances. Mercedes were left fuming when a controversial Safety Car restart at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix