January 12: Indian Formula 1 ace Karun Chandhok today confirmed his participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with JRM Racing. The newly launched FIA WEC includes the historic Le Mans 24hrs and Sebring 12hrs races, apart from races at fan favourite F1 venues Spa-Francorrchamps, Silverstone and Interlagos. This is the first endurance series of world championship status since the World Sportscar Championship, which ended in 1992.
Karun Chandhok, who has been in Formula One over the last two years with Hispania Racing and Team Lotus F1 is very excited about this new challenge. "I'm very excited to join JRM Racing for the new World Endurance Championship this year. Of course, I am very happy to be racing again. At the end of 2011, we explored the options to race in F1 and when it didn't look like a possibility, I decided to look outside and the WEC presents the next best option. The cars are capable of speeds of over 360kmh, the calendar is fantastic and the quality of teams and drivers are very high."