One of the unsung heroes of the Australian Grand Prix, who drove a sterling race in the HRT Cosworth to notch up the team’s first race finish.

Karun Chandhok

Considering that Karun had not managed to drive more than nine laps in a row in any of the practice session in the lead up to yesterday’s race, this is a monumental result for a team which looked highly unlikely to even make the grid just a few weeks’ ago.

An ecstatic Karun said: “I dedicate this race result to all the mechanics and engineers who worked so hard since Bahrain, without any pre-season testing. This is a fantastic day for the team and a great step forward.

"I am proud to have ended our first race. We achieved the best result we could do today. We have to keep pushing and working and we will manage to finish even higher."

Indeed, Karun! Sensational effort!

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.