Narain Karthikeyan says he will return to F1 with HRT

2011 F1 season

Narain Karthikeyan, Williams, 2006

Narain Karthikeyan, Williams, 2006

Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan claims he will make a comeback with HRT in 2011.

Karthikeyan told Autocar India he will be on the grid in time for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix this year:

I have worked really hard to come back to F1 and it will be a dream come true to race in front of the home crowd in our country?s debut Grand Prix. I hope that the Indian public will spur me on with their blessings and good wishes.
Narain Karthikeyan

Karthikeyan previously raced in F1 with Jordan in 2005. The team was run by current HRT team principal Colin Kolles at the time. Karthikeyan later joined Williams as a reserve driver.

Karthikeyan said on Twitter:

Back in F1 in 2011. Signed a deal to race for HRT. I’ve always maintained that my time in F1 was not over and now making good on that promise.

Huge thanks to my long-time supporters in the Tata Group. Their support has been instrumental.
Narain Karthikeyan

Fellow Indian Karun Chandhok drove for HRT in the first half of 2010.

View the list of 2011 F1 drivers and teams.

Image ?? Williams/LAT

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143 comments on Narain Karthikeyan says he will return to F1 with HRT

  1. Eric said on 7th January 2011, 7:46

    If I remember correctly he was beaten by another Rookie. Tiago Monteiro. And they were both in the Jordan team. If you can’t dominate a teammate like Monteiro you don’t warrant a long term career at this level.

    Personally if money was not a problem I would take Chandhok. At least he has recent experience and has driven your previous car.

  2. Hoshi said on 7th January 2011, 8:04

    yeah on points..tiago did beat narain..

    but ask anyone who was the faster among the two…

    and f1 is about how fast you can go..not just trudge along and finish races..

    i dont say finishing is not important but it is secondary to being fast..

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