Narain Karthikeyan

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver

Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan was born on 14 January 1977. Image source: static.dnaindia.com

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver
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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver

Karthikeyan is India’s first formula one motor racing driver. He debuted at F1 in 2005. Image source: static.dnaindia.com

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver
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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver

Karthikeyan schooled at Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Coimbatore. Image source: www.bolegaindia.com

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver

Karthikeyan’s father was a former Indian national rally champion; thus, Karthikeyan developed an interest in motor sports at a very early age. Image source: upload.wikimedia.org

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver

In 2005, Karthikeyan signed a deal with the Jordan F1 team and became the main driver for that F1 season. Image source: media.crash.net

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver

In 2013, he drove at the Auto GP Series and bagged 4 pole positions with 5 wins.

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Narain Karthikeyan: The First Indian Formula One Driver
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