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Old 9th September 2006, 00:09   #1
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Default Will Narain Karthikeyan get a race/test seat in F1 next year?

Will be Narain Karthikeyan in a F1 seat or main driver?What do you think?
What are your expectations about him for the future?
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Old 9th September 2006, 00:19   #2
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NOPE!! There are WAY batter drivers if F1 at the moment..and a couple of them still without a seat so it could be very hard for NK
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Old 9th September 2006, 00:24   #3
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I would agree with Kathik here, the talent available right now in F1 is very good and NK doesn't have much of a chance for a regular seat. Unless there's a miracle in his team.

I think he would be lucky just to retain his test driver role itself.
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I would agree with Kathik here, the talent available right now in F1 is very good and NK doesn't have much of a chance for a regular seat. Unless there's a miracle in his team.

I think he would be lucky just to retain his test driver role itself.

OR UNLESS tata pays more sponsorship money for a race seat.
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I think he would be lucky just to retain his test driver role itself.
Even that is doubtful
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Old 9th September 2006, 02:10   #6
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Well India is a new market for F1 and an indian driver on the racetrack could probably mean more sponsorship from India, more TV revenue...
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But i dont think he'd make it :(
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Old 9th September 2006, 02:13   #7
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no, unless he goes back to one of the lower rung teams.
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Race seat isn't happening for sure. He's too old now, sadly. Wish it wasn't the case.
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Not only too old Boom the problem also lies with the fact that he's simply not good enough for F1. Don't get me wrong but the season he did, his performances were not better then some of the drivers of teams like Toro Rosso or Red Bull. He's not as good a talent as say Fisichella and that is where the major problem lies.

Even if he was among the top 10 drivers in F1 he would have secured enough international sponsorship & a seat but given his talent he can only secure sponsorship from Indian companies & that's not good enough to bag him a driver's seat. Not at the current level of competition anyway.
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It doesnt matter how much we may pray and hope against hope... but NK is history for sure... He should have been atleast 5 years younger to give him a filcker of a hope...
But atleast he put India on the F1 map... maybe a few years down the line there maybe another indian driving for ferrari
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NK's F1 career is over. Nuff said.
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Old 11th September 2006, 20:26   #13
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There could be a possibility of him on the seat because now only he is capable of driving in F1 ... Indian motorsports is definitely gaining... he is also promoting his own racing team what else can you expect from fastest indian i wish he gets a seat and puts india into map....
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yep, me too thinks that way, but i sincerely hope he will have another chance & put india on the motor map.
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i havent heard of williams looking to hire another test driver..
i would put narain's chances of being no. 1 test driver as 50-50
he has gained a bit of experience.. not in wurz's class obviously..
but he can definately grow at williams

the only chance he has of staying in F1 is a test seat at williams
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