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Postby vkd_1717 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:34 am

now that he almsot got a F1 seat he deserves a thread in the F1 section
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Postby jaydeep » Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:05 pm

Yeah VKD right time to start his own thread in F1 section ... :goodluck:

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Postby vkd_1717 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:50 pm

gbelday wrote:Article on rediff today:

Karthikeyan secures Jordan F1 drive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsp ... 224963.stm

http://us.rediff.com/sports/2005/feb/01karth.htm


only rediff says he secured the seat all other websites say he his on the verge of securing the seat (including the bbc site quoted)

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Postby vkd_1717 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:17 pm

http://us.rediff.com/sports/2005/feb/01nar.htm

Indian racing ace Narain Karthikeyan has reached an agreement in principle with Jordan to drive with their Formula One team for the 2005 season. The agreement will be finalized in the next few days.


So the deal has not been finalised yet

Narians website says the same
http://www.narainracing.com/pressrelease125.html

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Postby jaydeep » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:10 am

Deal will be finalised in next 48 hours ... Means signatures and other formalities from both parties will be over in next 2 days... Hurdle of sponsership is over, so right now nothing else will stop Narain's deal with Jordan ... :)

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Postby vkd_1717 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:16 pm

woohoo lets hope he learns the car fast and the critics havent affect his confidence

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Postby gvhvhg » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:03 pm

Congratulations to Narain! Great to see Indian representation in F1

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Postby Indian » Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:50 am

Didn't expect Narain to get a seat this year, even though he has been very close in the past.
Way to go Tata and BP! We need more Indian companies to come out and promote Indian players!
It will be fun to watch Tata/BP logos on Jordan's car. And, much more fun with Narain driving and taking out Schumacher!! :)

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Postby vkd_1717 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:08 pm

Indian wrote: And, much more fun with Narain driving and taking out Schumacher!! :)


well lets keep realistic hopes of him consistancely outpacing his team mate

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Postby jaydeep » Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:05 pm

True VKD ... I m hoping he will try to complete each and every race, rather doing silly mistakes on track.

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Postby vkd_1717 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:50 pm

The new Jordan EJ15 will make its track debut next week at Silverstone with Narain, Tiago Monteiro and Mario Dominguez.


"I competed against Jenson Button and Takuma Sato in F3 and I beat them on many occasions. These two are doing well in F1 so it makes me believe that I can be competitive as well."

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Postby jaydeep » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:18 pm

And after finishing more than 400 kms on racing track, Narain acquired Super License for F1 races (Experiance of 300 kms is essential for acquring this license.) ... So now officially Narain holding F1 license ... :)

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Postby vkd_1717 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:45 pm

With the race so close im starting to feel scared for the Jordans ... they are probably the 2nd and 3rd completly untested drivers to get a F1 seat in the last few years.

The other person was Minardis Alex Yoong

He qualified for 10 of the 16 races (did not get within 108% of pole position in the other 6 races) ... and one of the 10th times he dint qualify last!

An he finished 6 races all ofcorse, in last place

Some one told me about this and now im very scared for Narian

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Postby Sandeep » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:37 pm

Well Narain may not do much especially with car like Jordan. It would be great if he can consistenly finish among 8-12 spots if not in top 8. I hope he does that. Getting into top 8 I feel is difficult especially, becasue mclaren would be coming out with their guns blazing especially after horrendous 2004. We can expect some race finishes from williams too. Renault has got awesome drivers and car too. As far as my guess goes Renault should be the most improved team this season. And ofcourse king ferrari will be sitting at top comfortably this season too. If mclaren can give a reliable car we can expect some great races between Schumacher and Kimi.


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