Chandhok, an enthusiastic purveyor of motorsport history, said: “Williams is such an iconic British team, steeped in racing history, so it’s a real honour to be involved in its Heritage programme. So many of the Williams Heritage cars are pieces of racing history with great stories to tell, so to be offered the chance to get up close and personal and drive them – sometimes being the first person to do so in decades – is an incredible opportunity. I look forward to not only demonstrating the cars from time to time, but working with other Williams car owners to help them fully enjoy their experience of driving these pieces of F1 history.”
Williams Heritage is run by Jonathan Williams, son of team founder Sir Frank, and he’s delighted to welcome Chandhok to the family firm and reckons the Festival of Speed is the perfect place for the relationship to go public.
“With a wealth of experience in a wide range of championships, including Formula 1, GT, LMP1 and Formula E, Karun was the ideal candidate to be our Heritage driver,” he says. “What’s more, he has a real passion for motorsport history and is a font of knowledge when it comes to Formula 1. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a highlight of the motorsport calendar, always providing fans with a truly impressive collection of modern and historic cars. We are very much looking forward to taking part in the event once more.”