Chandhok wants to stay ahead of Virgin in Valencia

Karun Chandhok wants to outrace both the Virgin cars in the European Grand Prix.

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2010, 18:35 PM IST

Valencia: Outracing both the Virgin cars is something Karun Chandhok has done it in Montreal and the Hispania driver wants to do it again on Sunday`s European Grand Prix.

Karun finished 18th in the race, ahead of the Virgin duo of Lucas di Grassi and Timo Glock and the lone Indian driver is looking for an encore on Sunday at the Valencia Street Circuit.

"For Valencia, we hope to show a good performance like we did the races before. We were quicker than the Virgins last time out so will aim to beat them again," said the driver from Chennai.
"It is the second home race this year for our team in Valencia and the atmosphere there is normally quite good and very special. I am looking forward to driving again on this circuit as I already raced there in GP2 series," he said.
Commenting on the layout of the circuit, Karun said, "The track is not a traditional street circuit as it is very wide and has a lot of run-off areas unlike Monaco or Montreal. There are long straights and low speed corners where you have to jump the kerbs to be quick. You will need good stability on the brakes, compliance on the kerbs and good traction."

PTI