Top Indian racing driver Narain Karthikeyan overcame a sluggish start to finish third in the season opener of the Japan-based Super Formula Championship here on Sunday, sealing his first ever podium in the fastest single seater series outside Formula 1.
Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan`s third round outing in the Super Formula started on a difficult note as he qualified 11th, struggling to adapt his car to the unique demands of the iconic Fuji Speedway here Saturday.
India`s top racing driver Narain Karthikeyan has his task cut out in the second round of the Japan-based Super Formula Championship after he set the eighth fastest time in the qualifying at the iconic Fuji Speedway here on Saturday.
After a sensational start to his 2014 Super Formula season here with a front row qualifying result, Narain Karthikeyan`s maiden weekend in the series came to a premature end after an on-track incident with eventual winner Loic Duval ended his chances of a top five finish.
Championship leader Tio Ellinas grabbed the pole position ahead of the concluding round of the MRF Challenge 2013 even as India`s Narain Karthikeyan qualified third behind Rupert Svendsen-Cook here Friday.
Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan will race for Team Impul Hoshino Racing in the 2014 season of the Super Formula Japan, which according to the Indian may prove to be the fastest series in the world.
The Sports Authority of Thailand and the organisers of the 2013 Race Of Champions (ROC) have announced that the motor racing event cannot take place as planned Dec 14-15 owing to the ongoing anti-government protests in Bangkok.
India will be represented in the Race Of Champions (ROC) for the second time after Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan signed up for ROC 2013, to be held at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on the weekend of Dec 14-15.