Karun Chandhok, Mahindra Racing hoping for Moscow “reset”
The FIA Formula E Championship is once again set to make history as the series prepares itself for racing in the Russian capital, Moscow. The ninth round of the championship will see Mahindra Racing drivers Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok race in and around the Russian capital’s iconic Red Square against a backdrop of some of the city’s most recognized landmarks.
Chandhok, who has fond memories of racing around the Red Square in a Formula One car during a demo run in 2011, is hoping for just as memorable a time this time out in Moscow and is eager to put the disappointment of the last race in Berlin behind him.
“I have good memories of Moscow – I went there in 2011 for an F1 demo and the turnout was incredible,” Chandhok said. “The fans were supportive and because we’re racing in pretty much the same place as the demo I expect that the support will be brilliant as well for Formula E. I’ve been on the simulator and the backdrop with the Kremlin will make for amazing viewing and racing – especially coupled with some good overtaking opportunities and straights on track. Overall we know we have a bit of work to do this weekend to recover from Berlin but we’ll have a reset now and approach the final three races with the intention of fighting higher up the grid.”
Bruno Senna, Chandhok’s team-mate at Mahindra Racing is also looking forward to his first visit to Moscow.
“I’m excited about racing in Moscow. It’s a very cool place to be and it will definitely be amazing to race next to an important and historic site like the Red Square. I am confident that lots of fans will turn up to watch this race. I have only been to Sochi in Russia and it was a great place, but I’m really looking forward to seeing Moscow!”
Senna and Chandhok stand 10th and 15th respectively in the Formula E standings. The next race of the Formula E season is on Saturday, June 06, 2015. The race will be telecast live across Star Sports network.