Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan has reportedly set his sights on IndyCar, following the demise of the HRT team.

As a return to Formula 1 is highly improbable, the Indian driver told Autosport Magazine that he is considering a switch to the IZOD IndyCar Series. 36-year-old Karthikeyan is a race winner in British F3, A1GP, Superleague and the Dallara-Nissan World Series and had two stints in Formula 1, one with Jordan in 2005 and another with HRT (2011 – 2012). The Indian told Autosport he’d rather remain in open-wheel racing.

“Up until now, the focus has been on F1, but now is the time to look seriously at alternatives. I want to continue to race single-seaters and, outside of F1, IndyCar is the best option,” Karthikeyan told Autosport. The racing driver has a partial budget to bring from longtime sponsor Tata Motors and said he could strike a deal with an IndyCar team if there’s an opportunity that would provide sufficient preparation.

“Getting a test would be a good first step and a chance to adapt to the car and see where we are. I know there aren’t dozens of paid IndyCar drives, but it’s a big series and it’s growing, so there’s the chance to race professionally after the first year. We’re still just talking for now,” Karthikeyan said.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here