Karun Chandhok, the former F1 driver from India, was involved in a racing incident at the Goodwood Revival during the Lavant Cup race, wherein his Ferrari 250 GTO caught fire, which led to him escaping the car in the nick of time, to avoid a potential catastrophe. The 39-year-old is one of the many top drivers from Formula One, including the likes of Mark Webber and Jenson Button, among others, who have raced at the Goodwood Revival in 2023.
As the former F1 driver, who was behind the wheels of HRT and Lotus for two seasons in 2010 and 2011, the incident for Karun Chadhok at the Lavant Cup race happened on the 11th lap. It was one of the turns at the Goodwood Revival, where the Indian racer had his Ferrari 250 GTO spew fire all of a sudden, while he was in fourth position.
Then, the 39-year-old brought the spinning car under control, before taking it to the grass bank on the side of the track. Then, he got out of the driver’s seat quickly enough, to ensure no physical damage was done to him while allowing the stewards to take charge of the situation.
Suhail Chandhok, the younger brother of the former F1 driver, took to his official Twitter account, to share the video of the incident involving Karun Chandhok at the Goodwood Revival. He talked about how his brother had the presence of mind to get out of the Ferrari 250 GTO while reminding everyone about how stressful life is for the family of a motorsport athlete.
Watch the video of Karun Chandhok's incident here:
His tweet read, “Scary moment for @karunchandhok minutes ago @goodwoodrevival in the iconic GTO. Most importantly just really glad he's ok but I have to say that save, car control and presence of mind to quickly get it off circuit and onto the grass was IMPRESSIVE. We thought we were done with stressful moments as a family of a racing driver but guess that's the nature of the beast #GoodwoodRevival #GTO @goodwoodrevival @SkySportsF1”.