“Brundle and Chandhok go retro”
Ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, former Formula One drivers Martin Brundle and Karun Chandhok took part in the filming of a special pre-race piece for Sky Sports F1.
At a grey and greasy Snetterton circuit in Norfolk, the pair spent a day driving vintage Formula One cars — but not just any old cars.
With the film ‘Rush’ – the story of the James Hunt / Niki Lauda 1976 world championship rivalry – hitting cinema screens worldwide, Brundle and Chandhok got to try their hands with Lauda’s 1974 Ferrari 312B3 chassis (the Austrian’s first GP winning car) and Hunt’s 1977 McLaren M26 machine (Hunt’s last GP winning car).
The cars are owned and prepared by Zak Brown’s United Autosports and their Race Cars of Distinction team from their base in Leeds, with Brown himself joining Brundle on track during the morning, while Chandhok partook in the activities later that afternoon.
This feature, the longer version of which is to be broadcast, will run during Sunday’s Sky Sports F1 race show.