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Personal Agenda: Race car driver Karun Chandhok

A lesson from Karun Chandhok: Assumption is the mother of all screw ups!

brunch Updated: Jun 09, 2012 22:10 IST
Aasheesh Sharma
Aasheesh Sharma
Hindustan Times

Sun sign: Capricorn

Birthday: January 19

Hometown: Chennai

School/college: Sishya Higher Secondary, Chennai

Place of birth: Chennai

First break: National Racing Championship 2000

High point of your life: Racing in the Formula 1 in 2010

Low point of your life: Losing out on a victory in Monaco in 2009 when leading with eight laps to go

Currently doing: Racing for JRM Racing in the World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24-hour race, driving the Honda Performance Development ARX-03a

Karun Chandhok

Have you ever been given a speeding ticket?

Yes, in France, when I was a bit late for a flight.

The last line of your autobiography would read?
A lesson from me: Assumption is the mother of all screw ups!

One song that describes your current state of mind?
It’s my life by Bon Jovi.

What would we find in your fridge right now?
Greek salad, apple juice, milk, bread, eggs, Chinese chilli paste, chicken curry and leftover dal.

You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing…
Tight white jeans.

How would you explain Twitter to your grandmother?
I did! People’s random thoughts, opinions and ramblings in 140 characters.

The one place where you would never get yourself tattooed?
Nowhere! I don’t understand why people have tattoos.

If a spaceship landed in your backyard, what would you do?
Look for my old VHS tapes of the TV show Alf and see what that family did!

The most clichéd answer you’ve ever given in an interview?
I don’t answer with cliches.

The most overrated movie/book?
The Descendants.

Your most irrational fear…
Birds. I’m terrified of them.

The one lie you got away with?
I was in a traffic jam – I use that way too often when I am late.

If you could peep into anyone’s house, whose house would it be?
Hugh Hefner’s.

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee in the morning, red wine at night and sparkling water for everything in between.

Where was your last vacation?
Our family home in the hills of Kodaikanal.

First racing car?
Formula Maruti.

Your favourite Bollywood actresses?
Kajol and Priyanka Chopra.

If I could...
I’d fly on the Concorde
Race at the Monaco GP every year till i die
Own a house in Italy
Have another German Shepherd as a pet

From HT Brunch, June 10

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First Published: Jun 07, 2012 19:26 IST