First Crash of the Season 2011 by Karun Chandhok in FP1 Australia

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As the F1 Season Commences, Accidents are likely to happen, with KC inaugurating the First Crash of the season with just Four Turns in First Practice Session of season opener Australian GP.

Test Driver Karun Chandhok for Team Lotus started the 2011 season with a bang by hitting the wall on turn 4 and damaging his new T128 in the very first lap with Lotus.

Karun Chandhok admitted he was totally to blame for his crash right at the start of opening practice in Melbourne this morning.

"I'm obviously disappointed to have had such a short run for my first time in the Team Lotus car, but I put my hands up to it and totally accept it was a combination of a slippery track and less grip than I expected from the tyres that combined to put me out so early," said Chandhok.

He praised the team's efforts to get the car repaired ready for race driver Jarno Trulli to take over in second practice.

"I'm just pleased the guys could get Jarno out in the afternoon session and it shows what a great team this is that they could get the car fixed that quickly to ensure Jarno could get a decent number of laps under his belt in FP2," Chandhok said.

F1 Statistics

23-25 November, 2012

Practice 1 : Result

Practice 2 : Result

Practice 3 : Result

Qualifying : Result

Race : Result

1 Sebastian Vettel 281
2 Fernando Alonso 278
3 Kimi Räikkönen 207
4 Lewis Hamilton 190
5 Jenson Button 188
6 Mark Webber 179
7 Felipe Massa 122
8 Romain Grosjean 96
9 Nico Rosberg 93
10 Sergio Perez 66
Full Table

1 Red Bull Racing - Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 Mclaren - Mercedes 378
4 Lotus - Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber - Ferrari 126
7 Force India - Mercedes 109
8 Williams - Renault 76
9 STR - Ferrari 26
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
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