India’s F1 racer Narain Karthikeyan hopes to stay with HRT
Narain Karthikeyan, the only F1 racer from India, is aiming to retain his place in HRT for the 2012 season with some strong showings in the next Asian races.
Talking to media, Narain Karthikeyan said, “Next part of the season are the Asian races – Singapore, Korea, Japan and the Indian GP. The next leg of Asian races suit me and I intend to put up a good show.”
Further, the F1 racer said, “HRT has done a lot of investment. We have a proper headquarter, proper factory now. Everything has come under one roof which was never the case. There is a great new facility in Madrid. We are trying to reap the benefits of these facilities for the next season with some good finishes.”
He said, “The management and I have very good rapport. Hopefully, we can work something out. I would like to stay at HRT. That’s the plan and it seems good so far.”
Talking about team’s performace in the first round, he said, “From Australia till now we have improved a lot. At the last race in Monza, we improved almost by two seconds from the pole car since last year.”
He said, “The team is making big strides. I had a good finish in Monza. I am hoping to keep the momentum going into the Asian races.”
Meanwhile, Narain Karthikeyan was sharing his views with media at the Buddh International Circuit to test the new MRF Formula 2000 car.
He said, “We have updates with the aerodynamics. We are hoping that the car will improve a little bit more. But how big will be the improvement, that depends when we drive in the practice sessions.”