Narain Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan

1977-01-14 (age 44)


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Karthikeyan, Maini withdraw from Le Mans 24 Hours

Narain Karthikeyan and Arjun Maini have been forced to withdraw from their planned outing in the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Racing Team India operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karthikeyan leads all-Indian Asian Le Mans team, eyes LM24

Former Formula 1 driver Karthikeyan will lead an all-Indian line-up in the Asian Le Mans series in 2021 with a view to gaining an invite for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Gallery: All Williams F1 cars since 1978

The legendary Williams Formula 1 team was formed in 1977, although Frank Williams had been running cars in F1 since 1969, and manufactured its first design a year later. Here are all of its cars...

Karthikeyan to quit Super GT after single season

Narain Karthikeyan will step down from SUPER GT in 2020 to “continue his racing pursuits in other series”, the Indian driver has announced.

Fuji Dream Race: Karthikeyan wins wild second race Dream Race
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Fuji Dream Race: Karthikeyan wins wild second race

Honda driver Narain Karthikeyan triumphed in a chaotic second leg of the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji, as Audi and BMW both made it on to the podium.

Karthikeyan hoping for "better and better" fortunes in Japan

Former Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan is hoping for a change of fortunes after a difficult start to life in Japan’s SUPER GT series.

Karthikeyan "confident" of Super GT seat after test

Former Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan says he is "confident" of securing a 2019 Super GT seat after completing a successful test at the Sepang International Circuit this month.

When Karthikeyan nearly won the Macau Grand Prix

Narain Karthikeyan was en route to victory in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in 2000, before crashing out from the lead of the race. We cast a look on the weekend Karthikeyan first captured the attention of the international motorsport fraternity.

Karthikeyan tests next-gen Super Formula car

Narain Karthikeyan successfully tested Super Formula’s next generation SF19 car at Japan’s Twin Ring Motegi last month.

Karthikeyan buys new Porsche 911 GT3

India’s first Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan has taken delivery of a brand new Porsche 911 GT3 from the German sportscar manufacturer’s Mumbai showroom.

2017 in review [Part 3]: Indian drivers in single-seaters

Jehan Daruvala and Arjun Maini established a name for themselves in two major single-seater championships, while Ameya Vaidyanathan and Krishnaraaj Mahadik also bagged race wins in smaller international categories.

Gasly confirmed at Mugen for 2017 Super Formula season

Honda has confirmed that Red Bull's Pierre Gasly will race for Team Mugen in the 2017 Super Formula season, with ex-Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan also named in the marque's roster.

Karthikeyan considers Blancpain with Super Formula future in doubt

Narain Karthikeyan is exploring his options after losing his Super Formula drive, with Blancpain GT emerging as the most likely alternative for the former F1 driver.

Suzuka Super Formula: Yamamoto dominates, Vandoorne takes debut podium

Naoki Yamamoto cruised to a lights-to-flag win at the Super Formula season opener at Suzuka, as McLaren protege Stoffel Vandoorne took third place on his series debut.

Suzuka Super Formula: Yamamoto takes season's first pole, Vandoorne fourth

Team Mugen’s Naoki Yamamoto took pole position for the season-opening round of Super Formula on Saturday, topping all three legs of qualifying at Suzuka.

Yamamoto, Nakajima fastest in final Super Formula test

Naoki Yamamoto and Kazuki Nakajima were quickest in the two-day final pre-season Super Formula test at Okayama International Circuit.

Lotterer, Nakajima top Super Formula test at Suzuka

Andre Lotterer and Daisuke Nakajima finished on top of the timesheets in the two-day Super Formula pre-season test at Suzuka.

Jaguar begins driver discussions for new Formula E team

The Jaguar Formula E team is starting to enter into discussions with several potential drivers for the 2016-17 season of the all-electric series.

Karthikeyan returns to Toyota from Honda in Super Formula

Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan has joined Toyota's roster for his fourth season in Japan's top single-seater series Super Formula.

Review: Indian seniors' 2015 season in international racing

Seven of the Indian experienced campaigners competed across various championships around the globe. Darshan Chokhani reviews their performance over the season.

Karthikeyan finishes 11th in Super Formula season

Narain Karthikeyan rounded off his second Super Formula season finishing 11th in the drivers’ standings, after the season finale at Suzuka last weekend.

Karthikeyan determined to end Super Formula season on high

It was difficult weekend for Indian ace Narain Karthikeyan in the penultimate round of the Super Formula Japan series at Sportsland Sugo.

Tough weekend for Karthikeyan

It was a difficult but gritty outing for Indian Narain Karthikeyan in the fifth round of the Super Formula Japan series at Autopolis last weekend.

No points for Karthikeyan

The former Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan competed in the fourth round of the Super Formula Japan championship at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit last weekend.

Karthikeyan and Chandhok say Bianchi could have achieved a lot

Former Indian Formula 1 drivers Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan paid their tribute to Jules Bianchi.

Where the Indian drivers are in action in 2015

There may be no Indian Grand Prix or any Indian drivers in Formula 1, but there are plenty of Indians in action all around the globe in 2015. Darshan Chokhani takes a closer look.

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

An interview with Karun Chandhok - India’s motor-racing pioneer

Karun Chandhok will be driving for Mahindra Racing in the newly formed Formula E series.

Formula E reveals next eight names to join new Drivers' Club

Bruno Senna, Sébastien Bourdais, Oriol Servia, Daniel Abt, Narain Karthikeyan, Christijan Albers, Franck Montagny & John R. Hildebrand Jr. show support for new global electric racing series

Fellow drivers express their support for Schumacher on social media

Current and former drivers take to Twitter to wish Schumacher a speedy recovery.

Formula One drivers happy with 'Singapore sling' axe

Drivers reacted positively to the changes done to the track

Dubai Autodrome hopes be considered for F1 test venue

Dubai Autodrome would is ready to host and would welcome Formula 1 testing at the venue

No more Indians close to F1 - Chandhok

No new candidates from India to become F1 driver

Kovalainen, not Petrov, in running for Razia's seat

The numbers of available drivers for the Marussia F1 Team vacant seat continue to grow. Both Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov were teammates with the Caterham team.

Razia's F1 debut now in serious doubt - report

It appears that the rookie Luiz Razia will lose the ride with the Marussia team before he even stepped into the cockpit. Now that Adrian Sutil is with Force India, perhaps Jules Bianchi or Narain Karthikeyan could earn the apparent available seat.

Karthikeyan in frame for Force India seat

Despite excellent performance of Jules Bianchi at Jerez, money from Karthikeyan's sponsor Tata can change Force India choice.

Glock signs BMW deal, Kubica happy after DTM debut

Two former Formula One drivers tested with the DTM teams and drivers in Valencia. Both Timo Glock and Robert Kubica had good results.

Team Germany wins 6th ROC Nations Cup title in Thailand

Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher team up again to take the coveted Race of Champions Nations Cup. Team France finished second.

Chandhok and Karthikeyan celebrate ROC Asia victory Karthikeyan in Bangkok

Team India to take on Race of Champions Nations Cup tomorrow in Thailand.

Team India triumph in the inaugural ROC Asia

Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok took Team India to glory in the first ever ROC Asia competition in Bangkok tonight. Nattavude Charoensukawattana earlier defeated Tin Sritrai in the final of ROC Thailand.

Motor sport legends ready for the Race Of Champions

Bangkok is swarming with motor sport greats after the first group of international drivers arrived in the city ahead of this weekend’s Race Of Champions,including Jorge Lorenzo, Mick Doohan, Jamie Whincup, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Benito Guerra and Sébastien Ogier.

Drivers arrive in Bangkok for ROC Asia and ROC Thailand

Drivers from all over Asia have assembled in Bangkok ahead of Friday’s ROC Asia and ROC Thailand. The racing begins with a four-way shootout between the host nation’s finest drivers to decide who will represent Team Thailand.

Vettel and Lorenzo go head-to-head at ROC

The reigning world champions on four wheels and two will battle at ROC 2012 in Bangkok as F1’s Sebastian Vettel races MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo.