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Narain Karthikeyan Biography

Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan is the first Formula One motor racing driver from India. He has previously competed in A1GP, and the Le Mans Series. Karthikeyan's interest in motorsport began at an early age, as his father was a former Indian national rally champion winning South India Rally seven times. He is also related to the late S. Karivardhan, India's most famous racing driver until Karthikeyan's foray into the race tracks. In 1998, Karthikeyan made his debut in the British Formula Three Championship with the Carlin Motorsport team. He continued in the championship for 1999, finishing on the podium five times, including two wins at Brands Hatch. Karthikeyan started 2001 in the Formula Nippon F3000 Championship, finishing the year amongst the top ten. In the same year, he became the first Indian to ever drive a Formula One car, testing for the Jaguar Racing team at Silverstone on 14 June. In 2002, he moved into the Telefónica World Series with Team Tata RC Motorsport. In 2004, he was involved in the Nissan World Series taking wins in Valencia, Spain and Magny-Cours, France. He made his Formula One debut in 2005 with the Jordan team, and was a Williams F1 test driver in 2006 and 2007. Like several other former F1 drivers, Narain Karthikeyan moved to stock car racing and drove the #60 Safe Auto Insurance Company Toyota Tundra for Wyler Racing in the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In 2011 he returned to F1 with the HRT team, and has again signed with them for the 2012 season.

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6 "path-breakers" in Indian sports
6 "path-breakers" in Indian sports
India is still trying to establish itself as a powerful sports nation.
Left because I didn't see eye-to-eye with Mahindra Racing boss: Karun Chandhok
Left because I didn't see eye-to-eye with Mahindra Racing boss: Karun Chandhok
Karun Chandhok prepares for life after Formula E.
Motorsports given official NSF status by Sports Ministry, gains legitimacy after four decades
Motorsports given official NSF status by Sports Ministry, gains legitimacy after four decades
Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan will finally be eligible for the Arjuna Award Despite having two Formula 1 representatives, the Indian gover ...
Narain Karthikeyan secures podium finish in the first round of the Japanese Championship Super Formula series
Narain Karthikeyan secures podium finish in the first round of the Japanese Championship Super Formula series
Narain Karthikeyan Suzuka (Japan), April 19 (IANS) Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan, driving for team Docomo Dandelion, snatched a podium spot by f ...
5 Indian prodigies who didn't live up to expectations
5 Indian prodigies who didn't live up to expectations
The term child prodigies is often associated to unprecedented talent, who tend to excel at a very young age and most of the time, they transition to t ...
Chennai race track gets FIA Grade 2 mark
Chennai race track gets FIA Grade 2 mark
FIA grants MMRT GRADE 2 mark
Narain Karthikeyan to ply his trade in Super Formula (Japan) till 2016
Narain Karthikeyan to ply his trade in Super Formula (Japan) till 2016
Narain Karthikeyan New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS): Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan has found a new lease of life in the highly competitive Super Formul ...
Naraik Karthikeyan struggles in Super Formula as he qualifies 11th
Naraik Karthikeyan struggles in Super Formula as he qualifies 11th
Oyama (Japan), July 12 (IANS): Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan's third round outing in the Super Formula started on a difficult note as he qualif ...
Narain Karthikeyan crashes out of Super Formula race in Suzuka
Narain Karthikeyan crashes out of Super Formula race in Suzuka
Narain Karthikeyan set for Japan's Super Formula
Narain Karthikeyan set for Japan's Super Formula
Narain Karthikeyan blasts Indian administration for Indian Grand Prix cancellation
Narain Karthikeyan blasts Indian administration for Indian Grand Prix cancellation
In a recent interview, Narain Karthikeyan criticized Indian administration for indifference towards F1, blaming officials for Indian GP cancellation.
MRF Challenge: Pole for Ellinas, Karthikeyan third
MRF Challenge: Pole for Ellinas, Karthikeyan third
Narain Karthikeyan, Gaurav Gill to participate in MRF finale
Narain Karthikeyan, Gaurav Gill to participate in MRF finale
Karthikeyan to race in 2014 Super Formula season
Karthikeyan to race in 2014 Super Formula season
India’s growing participation in motorsports
India’s growing participation in motorsports
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