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Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan

full name Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan nationality Indian age 37 years old born January 14, 1977 hometown Chennai

Career summary

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Races entered258
Wins28
Podiums50
Pole positions22
Fastest laps7
Race win percentage10.9%
Podium percentage19.4%
National ranking5th

Racing highlights

20001stFormula 3 Korea Super Prix
19993rdFormula 3 Madras Grand Prix
19961stFormula Asia
19941stFormula Ford Winter Series UK

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

20144 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
201316 races5 wins7 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
201219 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
20118 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
201021 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
200916 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
200818 races2 wins2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
200710 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
20060 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
200519 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
200419 races2 wins4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
200318 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
200217 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
200111 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
200017 races2 wins6 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
199922 races4 wins6 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
19989 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997? races1 win2 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
199614 races10 wins12 podiums12 pole position? fastest race laps
1994? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Narain Karthikeyan

2014Japanese Championship Super Formula
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team Impul
Car: Dallara SF14 (Toyota)
MRF Challenge - Formula 2000 – 2013-14
3 races. 1 win. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Car: Dallara Formulino Pro (Renault)
20134thAuto GP
16 races. 5 wins. 7 podiums. 4 pole positions. 3 fastest race laps.
Zele Racing, Super Nova International
Car: Lola B05/52 (Zytek)
201224thFIA Formula 1 World Championship
19 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
HRT F1 Team
Car: HRT F112 (Cosworth)
201126thFIA Formula 1 World Championship
8 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
HRT F1 Team
Car: HRT F111 (Cosworth)
201016thSuperleague Formula
12 races. 1 win. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
PSV Eindhoven
Car: Panoz DP09B (Menard)
30thNASCAR Camping World Truck Series
9 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Wyler Racing
Car: Chevrolet
200912thA1GP – 2008-09
12 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team India
Car: Ferrari A1 08
11thLe Mans Series - LMP1
4 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Kolles
Car: Audi R10 TDI
Le Mans 24h - LMP1 class
Kolles
Car: Audi R10 TDi
200810thA1GP – 2007-08
18 races. 2 wins. 2 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
Team India
Car: Lola B05/52 (Zytek)
Speedcar Series
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Car: Speedcar V8
2007Formula 1 - Test driver
WilliamsF1 Team
16thA1GP – 2006-07
10 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team India
Car: Lola B05/52 (Zytek)
2006Formula 1 - Test driver
WilliamsF1 Team
200518thFIA Formula 1 World Championship
19 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Jordan Grand Prix
Cars: Jordan EJ15B (Toyota), Jordan EJ15 (Toyota)
Formula 1 - Test driver
Williams
20046thWorld Series by Nissan
18 races. 2 wins. 4 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
RC Motorsport
Car: Dallara SN01 (Nissan)
FIA GT
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Scuderia Veregra
Car: Chrysler Viper GTS-R
20034thWorld Series by Nissan
18 races. 0 wins. 4 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara SN01 (Nissan)
Formula 1 - Test driver
European Minardi Cosworth
20029thWorld Series by Nissan
16 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
RC Motorsport
Car: Dallara SN01 - Nissan
Formula 3 Macau GP
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F302 (Mugen Honda)
200115thFormula Nippon
10 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team Impul
Car: Reynard 99L (Honda)
Formula 1 - Test driver
B&H Jordan Honda, Jaguar Racing
9thFormula 3 Korea Super Prix
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F301 (Mugen Honda)
200019thMarlboro Masters of Formula 3
Stewart Racing
Car: Dallara F300 (Mugen-Honda)
4thGreen Flag British F3 Championship
12 races. 0 wins. 4 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Stewart Racing Team
Car: Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
13thFormula 3 Macau GP
Started from pole position. Fastest lap of the race.
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
1stFormula 3 Korea Super Prix
Started from pole position.
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
Formula 3 France
2 races. 1 win. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara 300 (Mugen Honda)
199913thMasters of Formula 3
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F399 (Mugen-Honda)
6thFormula 3 Britain
16 races. 2 wins. 4 podiums. 1 pole position. 3 fastest race laps.
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F399 (Mugen)
Formula 3 Macau GP
Stewart Racing Team
Formula 3 Korea Super Prix
Stewart Racing
Car: Dallara F399 (Mugen Honda)
3rdMRF Madras Formula 3 Grand Prix
2 races. 2 wins. 2 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Dallara F398 (Mugen Honda)
Formula 3 European Cup
Carlin Motorsport
Car: Dallara F399 (Mugen Honda)
199811thFormula 3 Macau GP
Carlin Motorsport
12thFormula 3 Britain
8 races. 0 wins. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Intersport, Carlin Motorsport
Cars: Dallara 398 (Opel), Dallara 398 (Mugen Honda)
19978thFormula Vauxhall
? races. 1 win. 2 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Nemesis Racing
Car: Reynard FVL (Vauxhall)
19961stFormula Asia
14 races. 10 wins. 12 podiums. 12 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Team Meritus
Car: Formula Asia
199413thFormula Ford Great Britain
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Vector TF94
1stFormula Ford Winter Series UK
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.

Karting details – the karting career of Narain Karthikeyan



DriverDB Rating graph

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