F1 Driver Birthdays: Jenson Button and Karun Chandhok
19th January saw two current Formula1 drivers share their birthdays; Mclaren driver and 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button and Indiaâ€™s second F1 driver, Karun Chandhok.
The 2011 F1 season is important for both â€“ one at the peak of his Formula1 career and serving his second season in one of the best F1 teams and the second is on the brink of building a long-term career in Formula1.
Buttonâ€™s 2011 season will start on an equal status with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. However, his performance through the 2011 season will be important if he wishes to go down in history as a British double World Champion. The 2010 Mclaren car wasnâ€™t best suited to Buttonâ€™s smooth driving style and qualifying was his key area of concern. His early wins in Australia and China in 2010 were noteworthy of his driving talent and tactical brilliance. I am hoping that in the 2011 season he proves his worth in Mclaren and settles for a second F1 crown.
Karun Chandhok after serving half a season with HRT is still searching for an F1 seat on the 2011 grid. Rumour has it that he is open to a testing + race seat option as long as any team is offering him a long-term contract. With seats in most mid-grid teams filled up, Team Lotus Racingâ€™s reserve driver does seem to be an option for Chandhok. However, the option will be sweeter if it includes a race drive in the 2012 season. Hereâ€™s wishing a long F1 career for Karun.