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Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan

full name Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan nationality Indian age 42 years old born January 14, 1977 hometown Chennai

Racing highlights

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

Racing career summary

Races entered298
Wins28
Podiums52
Pole positions22
Fastest laps9
Race win percentage9.4%
Podium percentage17.4%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Narain Karthikeyan.

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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.

2018Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2017Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2016Racing9 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2015Racing8 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2014Racing12 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2013Racing16 races5 wins7 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
2012Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2011Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2010Racing21 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2009Racing16 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2008Racing18 races2 wins2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2007Racing10 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2006Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2005Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2004Racing19 races2 wins4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2003Racing18 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2002Racing17 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2001Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2000Racing19 races2 wins6 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1999Racing22 races4 wins6 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
1998Racing9 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997Racing? races1 win2 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1996Racing14 races10 wins12 podiums12 pole position? fastest race laps
1994Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Narain Karthikeyan

2018 Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
16th4TCS Nakajima Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14HondaYokohama
Click to show race results for Super Formula 2018.

2017 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
0Nakajima Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14HondaYokohama
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2017.

2016 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
14th5Sunoco Team Lemans
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14ToyotaBridgestone
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2016.

2015 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
11th6DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14Honda HR-414EBridgestone
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2015.

2014 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
13th5Lenovo Team Impul
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14Toyota R14ABridgestone
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2014.

2013-14 MRF Challenge - Formula 2000

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara Formulino ProRenaultMRF
Click to show race results for MRF Challenge - Formula 2000 2013-14.

2013 Auto GP

PositionPointsTeam
4th195Zele Racing, Super Nova International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
165743
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola B05/52 (Zytek)
Click to show race results for Auto GP 2013.

2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th0HRT F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HRT F112Cosworth CA2012Pirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2012.

2011 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
26th0HRT F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HRT F111Cosworth CA2011KPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2011.

2010 Superleague Formula

PositionPointsTeam
16th288PSV Eindhoven
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
121100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Panoz DP09B (Menard)
Click to show race results for Superleague Formula 2010.

2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

PositionPointsTeam
30th963Wyler Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Click to show race results for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2010.

2008-09 A1GP

PositionPointsTeam
12th19Team India
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferraru A1 08FerrariMichelin
Click to show race results for A1GP 2008-09.

2009 Le Mans Series - LMP1

PositionPointsTeam
11th11Kolles
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Audi R10 TDI
Click to show race results for Le Mans Series - LMP1 2009.

2009 Le Mans 24h - LMP1 class

PositionPointsTeam
0Kolles
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Audi R10 TDi
Click to show race results for Le Mans 24h - LMP1 class 2009.

2007-08 A1GP

PositionPointsTeam
10th61Team India
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
182210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola B05/52ZytekCooper
Click to show race results for A1GP 2007-08.

2008 Speedcar Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Speedcar V8

2007 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0WilliamsF1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2006-07 A1GP

PositionPointsTeam
16th13Team India
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola B05/52ZytekCooper
Click to show race results for A1GP 2006-07.

2006 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0WilliamsF1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2005 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th5Jordan Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jordan EJ15B (Toyota)
Jordan EJ15 (Toyota)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2005.

2005 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Williams
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2004 World Series by Nissan

PositionPointsTeam
6th94RC Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
182410
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SN01 (Nissan)
Click to show race results for World Series by Nissan 2004.

2004 FIA GT

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Veregra
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Viper GTS-R

2003 World Series by Nissan

PositionPointsTeam
4th121Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SN01 (Nissan)
Click to show race results for World Series by Nissan 2003.

2003 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0European Minardi Cosworth
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2002 World Series by Nissan

PositionPointsTeam
9th51RC Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SN01 - Nissan
Click to show race results for World Series by Nissan 2002.

2002 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F302 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 2002.

2001 Formula Nippon

PositionPointsTeam
15th2Team Impul
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 99L (Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula Nippon 2001.

2001 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0B&H Jordan Honda, Jaguar Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2001 Formula 3 Korea Super Prix

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F301 (Mugen Honda)

2000 Marlboro Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
19th0Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen-Honda)
Click to show race results for Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 2000.

2000 Green Flag British F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th100Stewart Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Green Flag British F3 Championship 2000.

2000 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
13th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 2000.

2000 Formula 3 Korea Super Prix

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)

2000 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara 300 (Mugen Honda)

1999 Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
13th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F399 (Mugen-Honda)
Click to show race results for Masters of Formula 3 1999.

1999 Formula 3 Britain

PositionPointsTeam
6th104Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162413
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F399 (Mugen)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Britain 1999.

1999 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
0Stewart Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 1999.

1999 Formula 3 Korea Super Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F399 (Mugen Honda)

1999 MRF Madras Formula 3 Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
222??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F398 (Mugen Honda)

1999 Formula 3 European Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F399 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 European Cup 1999.

1998 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
11th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 1998.

1998 Formula 3 Britain

PositionPointsTeam
12th35Intersport, Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara 398 (Opel)
Dallara 398 (Mugen Honda)

1997 Formula Vauxhall

PositionPointsTeam
8th43Nemesis Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?12??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard FVL (Vauxhall)

1996 Formula Asia

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Team Meritus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14101212?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Formula Asia

1994 Formula Ford Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
13th21
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vector TF94

1994 Formula Ford Winter Series UK

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.


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