Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014
Karthikeyan aims to finish the race at Indian GP
PTI
October 20, 2011
First Published: 16:10 IST(20/10/2011)
Last Updated: 17:32 IST(20/10/2011)
With just over a week to go for the inaugural F1 Grand Prix at India's Buddh International Circuit, Narain Karthikeyan today said he wants to finish the race rather than making claims about ending up with some points for his side.

"We have a small team, we have our limitations. Finishing the race with some points will be a tall order, my emphasis will be to just finish the race," said the Hispania Racing Team (HRT) driver.

The fastest Indian driver said that the new track at the BIC was a unique one and the driver needs to be technically sound to make a mark at the circuit.

"The Buddh International Circuit is very unique. There are lot of elevation changes and the track provides opportunity for the drivers for a smooth takeover. The driver needs to be a technically thinking one to make his presence felt during the race," said Karthikeyan.

The driver though reiterated that it won't be an easy outing for his team.

Talking to the reporters on the sidelines of unveiling of the Hispania's F1 car, the driver hailed the newly built facility saying that it was one of the best in the world.

"It is a fantastic facility. I have raced on all the major F1 tracks across the globe and I rate this track as one of the best in the world. It is definitely among the top five tracks of the world," the 34-year-old driver said.

Karthikeyan also mentioned that it will be a whole new experience for the Indian audience and pinned hope that the m0arquee event will open up new avenues for the upcoming drivers in the country.

"Watching an F1 race is really a great experience. The noise, the fast moving cars, the whole atmosphere is exciting. They (audience) will be fans forever. It is also good for the drivers like me and some of the upcoming ones," he insisted.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
more »
Advertisement

In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
more »

Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

more »
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved