Former F1 driver Karun Chandhok escaped unharmed from a terrifying incident at Goodwood after the traditional automotive he was driving caught fireplace. The Sky Sports activities pundit was pressured to take swift motion to take away himself from the automobile on Saturday when the automotive burst into flames as horrified onlookers watched the incident unfold, with Chandhok capable of escape with none sustaining any accidents from the blaze.
Chandhok was racing within the Lavant Cup occasion at Goodwood, the place traditional automotive occasions are held yearly, on Saturday earlier than he confronted an enormous scare contained in the GTO automotive.
Footage uploaded to social media confirmed the skilled racer drifting not far away at excessive velocity earlier than his automobile caught alight from beneath and inside seconds, flames surrounded him on the asphalt.
Chandhok refused to panic, nonetheless, weaving to fan the flames which shortly turned to smoke and he stopped on the aspect of the observe, dashing out of the motive force’s door earlier than sprinting off the observe.
His brother Suhail posted an replace on social media, expressing his aid at watching his brother get out of the automotive in a single piece and praised his fast pondering in limiting the influence from the incident.
“Scary second for @karunchandhok minutes in the past @goodwoodrevival within the iconic GTO,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Most significantly simply actually glad he is okay however I’ve to say that save, automotive management and presence of thoughts to shortly get it off circuit and onto the grass was IMPRESSIVE.
“We thought we have been accomplished with annoying moments as a household of a racing driver however guess that is the character of the beast.”
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