Karthikeyan hopes to stay in F1

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In the round-up: Narain Karthikeyan is hoping to take one of the few remaining seats in F1.


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More thoughts on F1’s potential in America, this time from Aka_robyn:

I really don?t know what to think about what?s going to happen with F1 here in the US. I would love to believe the next United States Grand Prix is going to be a raging success, but I?m not sure I understand why there isn?t more of an extensive fan base to begin with.

Why don?t I know anyone here as fanatical as I am? Most people I know are utterly clueless about the sport, to the point where some don?t even realize the cars don?t look like normal cars.

Their ignorance about it is pretty comprehensive, even though the last United States Grand Prix was only in 2007. Plus, as I know I?ve said before, NASCAR makes many people here reluctant to have anything to do with motor racing in general.

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68 comments on Karthikeyan hopes to stay in F1

  1. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 19th December 2011, 12:16

    Can somebody ask Narain to give up his hope, for the sake of actually talented drivers?

  2. Don Mateo (@don-mateo) said on 19th December 2011, 13:17

    If Karthikeyan wants a seat over all of the other, much better drivers currently looking for a seat he is going to need to find a LOT of money.

  3. You Deliberately posted this news keith didn’t you?you have always hated narain,and you needed a chance to humiliate him.well you got that chance pretty perfect but that showed your hate for him and Indians!!!!not good!!!!

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th December 2011, 17:42

      I’ve not got anything against Karthikeyan and I don’t see how a story about him saying he wants to stay in F1 next year indicates otherwise.

      • Come on DKY.obviously now people will troll saying how untalented and slow he was & still hopes of F1 & somehow that will please you(you being narains biggest hater).But they always forget that he was making comeback after 5 years of absence in F1 racing.You yourself said many times that ricciardo was better,but you shouldn’t forget dan is in his prime with lots of backing and that was simply not the case with narain!!!

    • Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 19th December 2011, 19:31


      There was plenty of negative comments regarding skills of Narain from the visitors of this blog, including mine, and you decided to pick on Keith who just posted an agency news piece? U mad bro? Oh and accusation of hatred towards Indians is simply preposterous.

    • Mouse_Nightshirt (@mouse_nightshirt) said on 19th December 2011, 22:49

      An obvious case of “nationalism > rationalism”.

      Keith is reporting the news. If people ridicule Narain (or anyone for that matter), it’s usually because there may be a reason for it…

  4. BasCB (@bascb) said on 21st December 2011, 7:18

    From that article, its good to see that the new HRT team principle seems to be down to earth

    Perez-Sala said on Saturday that HRT were in advanced talks with several drivers but gave no details.

    “It’s a decision we surely won’t make until the start of next year because, at this stage, who will be the team’s second driver for next season is perhaps the least urgent one right now,” added the Spaniard.

    He also warned that HRT, who have yet to score a point in two years, would be less competitive next season than they had been at the end of 2011 and were “taking a step back so that we can take two forward.”

  5. TheJudge (@thejudge) said on 22nd December 2011, 2:44

    Come one guys,he’s not A bad driver at all. The guy is trying to show that he can do a good job. Watch the videos of the Lap in 2005 with jordan,the laps from this year,and you’ll see that he’s as good as Buemi for example.
    He is just unlucky,that’s all.

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