Karthikeyan denies Indycar switch reports

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula One Team. Formula One World Championship, Rd10, German Grand Prix, Practice, Hockenheim, Germany, Friday 20 July 2012.Oct.23 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan has played down reports that he is looking at a possible switch to Indycar racing for 2013.

While Pedro de la Rosa is expected to remain at HRT next season, the Spanish team is believed to be assessing its options regarding the second cockpit.

35-year-old Karthikeyan, however, insists that he deserves to stay in 2013.

“I think I have been driving well and out-qualifying a senior pro like Pedro de la Rosa on a couple of occasions has given me immense confidence,” he told the IANS news agency ahead of his home grand prix in India this weekend.

“I am fit and good enough to be in F1 for another two/three seasons.”

The Indian, who was establishing a NASCAR career in 2010 until he returned to F1 with HRT, deniedthat he is now looking at returning to the American scene by seeking an Indycar test.

“I don’t know where these rumours of me switching to Indycar emanated from,” said Karthikeyan. “The brightest thing for 2013 will be another season with HRT.”

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  • Lord Regardington

    If you gain confidence by infrequently out-qualifying 41-year-old DRL you’re doing it wrong.

  • AAX

    This Guy’s a joke..At least 10 guys deserve a chance for his seat in 2013.. Even Chandok has more potential if its indian they want.

  • MclarenForTheWin

    karithikeyan must be really stupid if he thinks that he deserves an f1 seat
    i just knew that he was in f1 before
    he mustve paid hrt a fortune

  • Disgusted with 2012

    “The brightest thing for 2013 will be another season with HRT” pretty much says it all. If you are not moving up and out of junior teams like HRT, you should be moving out – not expecting to continue on as a permanent backmarker fixture in F1. He has shown not one flicker of driving brilliance, even in the sopping wet, so exactly why is he still there? Same should apply to PD, if he can’t get beyond HRT, it’s time to retire.

  • Aks

    This guy is not only a joke he is a disaster to b in f1