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Old 1st February 2005, 10:12   #1
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Default Narain Karthikeyan: India's FIRST F1 Driver confirmed!!

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i saw this on CNBC .it has been confirmed that Narain will in the 2005 Jordan F1 team having Toyota engines.


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Hey SS,

Has this been confirmed? Or is it still in the wait n watch stage?? Our news channels are not the most reliable when it comes to things like this where they don't know much about the subject.

NK probably said he was being considered for the Jordan drive, and the news channel eager to get one step ahead, decided to go ahead and make him a Jordan driver anyways!!

Well, I for one hope he gets the seat. And more importantly, I hope he does well! He has the speed, that we know, lets hope he can be more consistent.
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First Indian in F1.....whats the contract period...and he is known for not being the most gentle with the cars... thats pretty evidant watching him in the TELEFONICA world series...
Now the question is can he save the car till the end of the race?
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Hey SS,

Has this been confirmedOur news channels are not the most reliable when it comes to things like this where they don't know much about the subject.

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rtech,
i was watching CNBC when this was being flashed .how much of this true,only NK and Jordan know.
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SpeedSatya...
Sorry to pour water on your dreams but IT is not confirmed ....
Narain himself as been quoted as saying that his manager is in talks with both Minardi and Jordan Team Managements as of yesterday 31/01/05 ........
SO NOTHING IS CONFIRMED YET.......
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SpeedSatya...
Sorry to pour water on your dreams but IT is not confirmed ....
Narain himself as been quoted as saying that his manager is in talks with both Minardi and Jordan Team Managements as of yesterday 31/01/05 ........
SO NOTHING IS CONFIRMED YET.......


hey haryan,
quite possible .]
but why dont you watch CNBC .i saw it there
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hey haryan,
quite possible .]
but why dont you watch CNBC .i saw it there
How i wish that this news id true ........


i didnt see anything on CNBC but AAJTAK is scrolling that news ....
Narain Karthikeyan formula1 mein hissa lenge ........

I am sure this news they have picked up from CNBC without verifying its authencity ........
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Headlines Today reports that Narain Karthikeyan is all set to become the FIRST Indian Formula One driver

TYRST WITH DESTINY ........

OH OH OH >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I hope all this is true ........
PLEASE ..... GOD make it true
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Well I can't really believe anything unless I read it on the ITV and F1Live websites

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NDTV INDIA has also carried this news and has also said that SPEED an Bharat Petroleum product is to be his MAIN SPONSOR ............ an official of Bharat Petroleum has confirmed the drive on NDTV .......
GO Narain GO ..............
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Times of India reports on this too, see http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1007129.cms

Nothing yet on BBC Sport news. And (I am posting from work) my companies' proxy server blocks ITV F1, so I can't even check there!
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"I can say I am 90 per cent hopeful of making it this time," Karthikeyan said on Tuesday.
So looks like there is still 10% more to go to confirm his seat.
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Supposed to make the announcement at 1600 IST.... dont hold your breath......
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I guess it is 100% confirmed provided NK's sponsors eke out that kind of money.

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I guess it is 100% confirmed provided NK's sponsors eke out that kind of money.

HK
SPEED will be his main sponsor and BHARAT PETROLEUM has loads of money to spare .......
and an official from Bharat Petroleum confirmed this news on NDTV India

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