Thursday, 31 March 2011

Formula One.. where's Narain Karthikeyan?

Formula One season started with the Australian Grand Prix last weekend.

Narain Karthikeyan representing the HRT team participated in the qualifying round. However, due to the rule of 107 percent - you need to complete within 107% time of the top finisher in the first session to qualify for the race -  he and his team could not qualify for the final race , as they finished way beyond that bracket.

The major reason was that the HRT team failed to get everything in place wrt the car and the associated engineering. Thus, the driver simply had no pre-season test sessions and jumped into the Grand Prix weekend directly.

Next up is the Grand Prix in Malaysia at Sepang on April 10. Hope his team is able to put the car in place and then Narain can have a go at the qualifying and get into the main race.

Meanwhile, Force India team did very well and both drivers finished in top -10 to earn points straightaway.

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