In his first race at the Australian Grand Prix, Karthikeyan qualified with the 12th position at the starting grid. Albers ripped the hose clean off his rig and had to pull over on the grass not long after leaving the pits. Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan have something in common. Famous for exactly that; largely forgettable racing careers. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here:

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Narain Karthikeyan turns 39: 10 facts about India’s first Formula One driver

Then there was the simple fact that Ide appeared karghikeyan and confused on track, owing to the team not giving him much testing and preparation time before the season started. Just six seconds after leaving the garage for the karthikeyam time, he was penalised for pitlane speeding.

There were two races in with no retirements and Karthikeyan didn’t compete last year. An old rule of F1 which holds very true is that when a driver from a certain country is very successfull, other drivers from that same country become very sought after examples include the German boom of the mids.

For Jarno Trulli, that happened a record 14 times, 12 of which were down to collisions and pile-ups.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Ide only finished one of four races. Karthikeyan was not rehired after his debut season when Jordan became the British Midland racing team.


I was watching that for a solid 20 seconds before I realized what language was being spoken. IIRC, they are the only two Indians to ever reach F1 so that makes their nationality so distinctive, add into the fact that they both raced in similar eras, and you have room for confusion.

The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. All of those and plenty of others are the sort of records young drivers coming into F1 might dream of breaking. That fact is even more impressive considering that in the 80s, often more than 24 drivers would start a race many many just didn’t finish.

Man I was just glad to see an indian in f1. Karthikeyan won the race. Here is an onboard version.

Albers made his exit from the sport. Likewise, fellow countryman Yuji Ide was only seen for one season back in aorst Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

This site uses cookies. Narain instead bid his time and came back driving for possibly the worst F1 team of recent historyHispania Racing Team. That was still pretty incredible from someone who is widely regarded as one of the worst drivers in f1.

All in all then, Pastor Maldonado is certainly not the worst driver to compete in Formula One. For some people recalling Karun and Naraiyan, it’s that they were both Indian.


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At the time of the fiasco of a race, Monteiro was heavily criticized for openly celebrating his first podium, while the other top-finishing racers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello accepted their awards with light applauds and straight faces. I expected more from him after his spectacular quali lap at Albert Park Here it is if anyone hasn’t seen it.

Unfortunately for Claudio Langes, that was the story of his sole F1 season for Eurobrun inwhen he failed to pre-qualify for each of his 14 entries. Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr. Dutch driver Christijan Albers is another name who would seem unfairly put on a list. Initially it was because Juan Manuel Fangio was busy winning everything, and wors he retired Moss had developed a tendency to drive British cars for privateer teams, which restricted his chances at becoming champion.

My bad, I forgot his one and half seasons with HRT. Tiago Monteiro on the right in yellow overalls. Despite evidence of kartikeyan year Old’s undoubted pace and financial backing from his home land, there are major questions about his competence in close wheel-to-wheel action.

Andrea de Cesaris – Most consecutive non-finishes. The question remains then, is Maldonado a bad driver?