Formula one: Karthikeyan sees future beyond GP

Karthikeyan hopes to race in India's first grand prix with Hispania (HRT) at his on October 30.


Reuters September 02, 2011

NEW DEHLI:


Narain Karthikeyan hopes to race on in Formula One beyond next month’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix after announcing a new sponsor.


India’s first grand prix driver will drive for Hispania (HRT) at his home race on Oct. 30 after being replaced by Red Bull-backed Australian Daniel Ricciardo in July. Ricciardo, also a Red Bull reserve driver, is tipped to move to Toro Rosso next season which would again free up a seat at Hispania.

“I want to drive in F1 as long as possible,” said Karthikeyan after signing a contract with India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturers Hero Motors. “It is the pinnacle of motorsports and that’s what we are trying to do,” added the 34-year-old Indian.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2011.

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