Vicky Chandhok

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Vicky Chandhok
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Born
Vicky Bharath Chandhok

(1957-04-07) April 7, 1957 (age 65)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Racing driver
  • Motorsport administrator
ChildrenKarun Chandhok<be>Suhail Chandhok
Parent(s)
  • Indu Chandhok (father)

Vicky Bharath Chandhok (born 7 April 1957) is an Indian racing driver and motorsport administrator. He was the president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) from 2003 to 2005 and from 2010.[1] to 2013[2]. During his second stint as the president of the Indian federation, he was associated[3] with bringing the Indian Grand Prix Formula 1 races to India[4][5]. He also supervised the construction of the F1 track at Buddh International Circuit as a representative of FIA and Bernie Ecclestone[6]. He was also the consultant of Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) who constructed and owned the F1 track[7]. He is currently a member of the FMSCI Council and a member of the FIA Truck Racing Commission[8]. He is also multiple Indian rallying champion. He is the son of Indu Chandhok, the founder member of FMSCI and MMSC and his son Karun Chandhok is the second Indian F1 driver[9] from India.

Chandhok began his driving career making his debut in 1972, taking part in Sholavaram races in 1970s and 80s[10] and also participated in the Indian National Rally Championship for many years[11]. After 28 years of racing and rallying he retired after his last competitive outing in the South India Rally in 2000[12]. In 2018, he made a one-time comeback taking part in the South India Rally 2018 at the age of 61[13], where he bagged a third place in the INRC1 category along with co-driver Chandramouli[14][15]

In the media

        

References

  1. Desk, News (2010-12-21). "Mr. Vicky Chandhok elected as the President and Mr. Shrikant Karani elected as the Vice President". MotoXindia. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  2. "Roll of Honour – FMSCI". www.fmsci.co.in. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. "FMSCI's Vicky Chandhok opts out of reelection". MotownIndia.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  4. Weaver, Paul (2013-10-22). "Indian F1 Grand Prix on Sunday could be last, warns Vicky Chandhok". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  5. India, Press Trust of (2015-05-25). "Indian motorsport in doldrums: Ex-FMSCI boss Vicky Chandhok". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  6. Grover, Mayank (2010-02-20). "Vicky Chandhok takes pride in FMSCI, Karun & Indian Formula 1 Track". www.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  7. Pande, Bhanu (2011-10-24). "Indian motor-sports administrators Farhan Vohra, Vicky Chandhok and Sanjay Sharma pursue a passion in relative anonymity". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  8. "Council & Sub Committee – FMSCI". www.fmsci.co.in. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  9. "Karun Chandhok - Williams Heritage Driver". www.williamsf1.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  10. Takle, Abhishek. "Why did 70,000 fans flock to a town in Tamil Nadu to watch Indians motor-racing in the early 1970s?". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  11. "2018 INRC: Vicky Chandhok to compete in Chennai Rally in a VW Polo R2". Overdrive. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  12. D'souza, Rajesh (2018-04-25). "Vicky Chandhok to make a comeback to competitive rallying". Mad About Racing. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  13. Kudchadkar, Hari. "Vicky Chandhok – At the age of 61, a comeback into the world of rallying". Evo India. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  14. "INRC 2018: Vicky Chandhok Bags Podium at First Round in Volkswagen Polo R2". News18. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  15. Sportstar, Team. "Gill, Vicky Chandhok finish on podium in INRC". Sportstar. Retrieved 2020-04-07.

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