Narain on his twitterverse said that he is “Back in F1 in 2011. Signed a deal to race for HRT. I’ve always maintained that my time in F1 was not over and now making good on that promise”
F1 has been springing come backs after Micheal Schumacher made one last year.
This is a news that I was expecting very much since Bernie Ecclestone was so much pressing for an Indian on the grid during the inaugural Indian Grand Prix this year. Bernie also landed a seat for Karun Chandok, son of Vicky Chandok who ruled early Indian Motorsports, in HRT for 2010. However the youngster couldn’t compete in every race thanks for a financial backing crunch with his sponsors. Why Bernie was not keen on having a Korean on the grid where for the first time last year a F1 race was held is every one’s guess? F1 is surely going places in Asia and with a superb Singapore Night race, its all going to get more and more exiting for sure and by a great measure.
News had already spread about Narain testing in Vijay Mallya’s Force India F1’s simulator in Abu Dhabi during season finale and this started rumors that Narain is trying to make a comeback on the grid. His last performance as a race driver was in 2005 with Jordan. He had been test driving for Williams F1 in 2006 and 2007.
The 33 year old thanked his supporters, the TATA Group. “Huge thanks to my long-time supporters in the Tata Group. Their support has been instrumental” he tweeted. “I’ve worked really hard 2 come back 2 F1 & it will be a dream come true 2 race in front of the home crowd in the Indian GP in October.” says Narain on twitter.
The inaugural Grand Prix of India will be held at the Jaypee International Race Circuit on 30th of October this year and the whole Formula1 community is eagerly waiting for this installment of the pinnacle of Motorsports.