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Narain Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan Narain Karthikeyan
Team HRT
Nationality Indian
Podiums 0
Points 5
Grand Prix entered 48
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 4 (x1)
Highest grid position 11 (x1)
Date of Birth 14/01/1977
Place of Birth Chennai
Narain Karthikeyan DRIVER
Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula One Team.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 27 July 2012

2012

Generally makes the most of his HRT's limited abilities, especially during races. Unable to qualify higher than 22nd in first half of season, but finishes a creditable 15th in Monaco.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F111.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Korean Grand Prix, Practice Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Friday, 14 October 2011

2011

Races in first eight rounds for HRT, before standing aside for Red Bull protege Daniel Ricciardo. Makes one-off race return for home Grand Prix in India ahead of full-time 2012 comeback.

The helmet of Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday 1 February 2011.

2010

Little success in NASCAR Camping World Truck series, but Superleague outings prove more fruitful, including a victory at Brands Hatch.

Charles Zwolsman (NDL) / Narain Karthikeyan (IND) / Andre Lotterer (GER) Kolles Audi R10 TDI. Le Mans 24 Hours, La Sarthe, Le Mans, France, 13-14 June 2009.

2009

Races in Le Mans Series for Kolles team, finishing seventh in the famous 24-hour endurance event.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) A1 Team India A1GP World Cup of Motorsport 2007/08, Rd 10, Brands Hatch, England, 3 May 2008

2008

Competes again for India in A1GP series, with a best finish of second place at Brands Hatch.

L-R Team mates Nico Rosberg (GER), Narain Karthikeyan (IND) and Alex Wurz (AUT) with Sam Michael (AUS) Technical Director, Sir Frank Williams (GBR), Team Principal, and Patrick Head (GBR), Director of Engineering, with the new Williams FW29. Williams FW29 Presentation, Williams Conference Centre, Grove, England, 2 February 2007. World © Sutton

2007

Formula One test driver for Williams. Scores two wins and one pole position in A1GP series for India.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Williams Toyota, Formula One Testing, Day 3, Barcelona, Spain. 30 November 2006. World © Bumstead/Sutton

2006

Formula One test driver for Williams. Competes in A1GP series for India.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Jordan Toyota EJ15.
Formula One World Championship, Rd10, French Grand Prix, Practice Day, Magny-Cours, France, 1 July 2005

2005

Debut Formula One season with Jordan. Best result a fourth place at the infamous 'Bridgestone-only' US Grand Prix.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) RC Motorsport. Dallara Nissan World Series, Rd15 & Rd16, Valencia, Spain, 17 October 2004.

2004

Competes in Formula Nissan World Series with Carlin Motorsport and the FIA GT Championship.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) tests for the Minardi Team Formula One Testing, 12 December 2003, Vallelunga, Italy.

2003

Formula Nissan World Series with Carlin Motorsport. Formula One test with Minardi.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Tata RC Motosport qualified in 9th place. Formula Nissan World Series, Valencia, Spain, 11-12 May 2002.

2002

Formula Nissan World Series with Team Tata RC Motorsport.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Jaguar Cosworth R2 Formula One Testing, Silverstone, 14 June 2001

2001

Becomes first Indian to test a Formula One car, with Jaguar at Silverstone. Additional Formula One tests with Jordan at Silverstone and Mugello. Competes in the Formula Nippon championship.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Stewart Racing. British Formula 3 Championship, Donington Park, England, 2000.

2000

Fourth place overall in the British Formula Three championship. One lap record, pole at the Macau Grand Prix, wins at Spa and in the Korea F3 Super Prix.

Race winner Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Carlin Motorsport. British Formula 3 Championship, Brands Hatch, England, 25 April 1999.

1999

Finishes sixth in the British Formula Three championship with Carlin Motorsport. Takes two wins, two pole positions, three fastest laps and two lap records. Qualifies sixth and finishes the second leg of the Macau Grand Prix in sixth place.

The helmet of Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday 1 February 2011.

1998

British Formula Three with Carlin Motorsport - eight races, two third place finishes, at Spa and Silverstone.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Thruxton, England. 13 April 1997.

1997

Sixth in the British Formula Opel Championship.

The podium (L to R): Roy Haryanto second with winner Narain Karthikeyan (IND). Formula Asia International Series, Zhuhai, China, 3 November 1996.

1996

Wins the Formula Asia championship with a host of records. Becomes the only Indian and only Asian to win the Formula Asia International series.

The helmet of Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday 1 February 2011.

1995

Four races in the Formula Asia series, taking a second place at Shah Alam in Malaysia.

The helmet of Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday 1 February 2011.

1994

Formula Ford - becomes the first Indian to win the British Formula Ford Winter series and takes a podium at the Portuguese Grand Prix support race at Estoril.

The helmet of Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday 1 February 2011.

1993

Competes in Formula Maruti and Formula Vauxhall Junior championship.

The helmet of Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday 1 February 2011.

1992

Graduates from ELF Winfield Racing School in France. Wins debut race in Pilote Elf Competition for Formula Renault.