Narain Karthikeyan

Team: HRT
Nationality: Indian
Podiums: 0
Points: 5
GP entered: 36
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 4 (x1)
Highest grid position: 11 (x1)
Date of Birth: 14/01/1977
Place of Birth: Chennai

2012 Results

GP Grid Race Pts.
Australia DNQ 0
Malaysia 23 22 0
China 23 22 0
Bahrain 24 21 0
Spain 23 Ret 0
Monaco 22 15 0
Canada 24 Ret 0
Europe 22 18 0
Great Britain * * *

Career History

Races in first eight rounds for HRT, before standing aside for Red Bull protege Daniel Ricciardo. Makes one-off race return for home Grand Prix in India ahead of full-time 2012 comeback.
Has little success in NASCAR Camping World Truck series, but Superleague outings
prove more fruitful, including a victory at Brands Hatch.
Races in Le Mans Series for Kolles team, finishing seventh in the famous 24-hour endurance event.
Competes again for India in A1GP series, with a best finish of second place at Brands Hatch.
Formula One test driver for Williams. Scores two wins and one pole position in A1GP series for India.
Formula One test driver for Williams. Competes in A1GP series for India.
Debut Formula One season with Jordan achieving a best result of fourth place at the infamous ‘Bridgestone-only’ US Grand Prix.
Competes in Formula Nissan World Series with Carlin Motorsport and the FIA GT Championship.
Competes in Formula Nissan World Series with Carlin Motorsport. Undertakes aFormula One test with Minardi.
Competes in Formula Nissan World Series with Team Tata RC Motorsport.
Becomes the first Indian to test a Formula One car, with Jaguar at Silverstoneand goes on to do additional Formula One tests with Jordan at Silverstone and Mugello. Competes in the Formula Nippon championship.
Achieves fourth place overall in the British Formula Three championship with one lap
record, a pole at the Macau Grand Prix, wins at Spa and in the Korea F3
Super Prix.
Finishes sixth overall  in the British Formula Three championship with Carlin Motorsport,
taking two wins, two pole positions, three fastest laps and two lap
records. Qualifies sixth and finishes the second leg of the Macau Grand
Prix in sixth place.
Competes in the British Formula Three series with Carlin Motorsport for eight races with two third place finishes, at Spa and Silverstone.
Finishes sixth in the British Formula Opel Championship.
Wins the Formula Asia championship with a host of records. Becomes the only
Indian and only Asian to win the Formula Asia International series.
Enters four races in the Formula Asia series, taking a second place at Shah Alam in Malaysia.
Competes in Formula Ford becoming the first Indian to win the British Formula Ford Winter series and takes a podium at the Portuguese Grand Prix support race at
Competes in Formula Maruti and Formula Vauxhall Junior championship.
He graduates from ELF Winfield Racing School in France and wins his debut race in Pilote Elf Competition for Formula Renault.
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