Karthikeyan says Force India vibes negative

Vijay Mallya with Narain Karthikeyan

Vijay Mallya with Narain Karthikeyan

Sep.23 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan has ruled out reviving his Formula 1 career with a seat at Force India, as the vibes, from the Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya’s team, have not been positive.

“I never even approached Mallya,” said Karthikeyan. “The vibes from the camp have been extremely negative and I want to make it clear that I am not interested in driving for Force India.”

The Indian driver will reacclimatise to the cockpit of the HRT car this weekend in Singapore, almost three months after losing his race drive to Daniel Ricciardo.

Karthikeyan, 34, will be driving in the first Friday practice session before returning to the grid in his native India next month, but for 2012 his future is clouded.

He told The National newspaper in Singapore that he will not be creating an Indian dream-team with his countryman Vijay Mallya, owner and boss of Force India.