During this unprecedented period of uncertainty in the UK and beyond, the Castle Combe Circuit team is livening things up for motorsport fans with ‘Combe TV’ – a Facebook Live show that airs every Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm.

Hosted by Sales and Marketing Director, Tom Davis, and the circuit’s leading commentator, Chris Dawes, Combe TV invites special guests along as the hosts discuss all things Castle Combe and motorsport.

We are delighted to reveal that the guest joining us for the show set to air on Wednesday, 15 April will be none other than ex-F1 driver, Karun Chandhok!


Indian-born Chandhok boasts an incredibly impressive ongoing motorsport career. He’s one of only two Indian Formula 1 drivers throughout the sport’s entire history, as well as being the first ever Indian to compete in the coveted Le Mans 24-Hour race.

In 2000, he won the Indian National Championship on his debut, also clinching the Formula Asia Championship the following year. 

Chandhok moved to England shortly after, initially scoring successes within Formula 3 and GP2, and next taking on the role as test driver for the Red Bull Racing F1 team throughout 2007-2008. He eventually entered F1 as a driver for Hispania Racing and Team Lotus in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

2012 saw his first entry to the fabled Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race, where he finished within the top 6 in class in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

For 2014-2015, Chandhok battled it out in the inaugural series of the all-electric Formula E, under the Indian Mahindra Racing team.

Away from the hot seat, Chandhok holds an equally impressive career in broadcasting and consultancy, working with no less than five different F1 broadcasters over the years as a commentator and analyst, whilst also acting as a regular writer for some of the UK’s largest motoring publications. He also acts as a presenter for Quest’s Fifth Gear.

In a consultancy role, since 2016, Karun has been a regular driver and consultant for the Williams Formula 1 team’s Heritage business, while also working closely with Bernie Ecclestone and Formula 1 Management as well as the Jaypee Group on the Indian Grand Prix. 

Chandhok has some close links to Castle Combe Circuit, competing here during his Formula 3 days and also using the venue as the backdrop to a number of segments filmed for Fifth Gear over the years.


To watch the chat with Karun live, head over to Castle Combe Circuit’s Facebook page at 7pm on Wednesday, 15 April (you don't need a Facebook account to view).

You can also use the above link to watch-back all previous episodes of Combe TV.


- To find out more about Karun Chandhok, his website can be found at en.karunchandhok.com

- To learn more about commentator Chris Dawes, head over to www.chrisdawescomms.co.uk

- Castle Combe Circuit’s Facebook page can be viewed at www.facebook.com/castlecombecircuit