Chandhok Set to Walk away from Formula E

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Mahindra Racing driver Karun Chandhok is set to walk away from Formula E, so the Indian driver can focus solely on his sportscar career and other projects the 31-year old has planned.

The former Hispania and Caterham driver had a difficult season in Formula E, as he struggled to get used to the braking philosophy of these new electric cars.

“Well, I think it’s looking quite unlikely that I’ll carry on with the team,” Karun told Express from London.

“Obviously, Season one was a disappointment for us after a good start. We seem to be having differing thoughts on what direction the team needs to go to improve in season two.”

Chandhok  confirmed that he will be doing more of Sportscar racing in the upcoming season. “Dilbagh Gill and I talked a lot and he has decided he wants to experiment with some changes to the overall team and from my side, I’m going to step away and spend the next few months refocussing on my options in Sportscar racing and also some new projects.”

However, as Karun Chandhok seems to be departing the sport, another Indian driver in the form of Narain Karthikeyan is looking at finding a way into the sport.

Karthikeyan was originally part of the Formula E drivers club, which were drivers who declared their interest in driving in the brand new electric championship last year.

It has been reported that the Indian driver is looking at competing as a replacement driver if any driver is absence at one of the championship rounds.

Mahindra Racing are now searching for a driver to join Bruno Senna at the Indian team. Mahindra recently conducted a driver evaluation test, which included Antonio Felix Da Costa, Adam Carroll, Giedo Van Der Garde and ex-Jaguar F1 driver Giorgio Pantano.

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