Ecclestone wants Force India drive for Karthikeyan

28 October, 2012

Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM) and the Malaysian Prime Minister and the Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (MAL). Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 10 April 2011.Oct.28 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to talk directly to Vijay Mallya about putting Narain Karthikeyan at the wheel of a Force India.

Earlier this weekend in India, Mallya’s deputy chief Bob Fernley ruled out signing F1′s only Indian driver on the basis that Karthikeyan is “not good enough”.

But with the F1 chief executive keen to see his sport succeed in the lucrative Indian market, and 35-year-old Karthikeyan at risk of bowing out at the end of the year, Ecclestone admitted that he thinks that the two sides should get together.

“I think Narain should be driving a Force India but you have to talk to Vijay and see what he says,” Ecclestone told the Times of India.

According to India’s Telegraph newspaper, he added: “I think Narain should be driving for Force India. I will talk to Vijay and see what he says.”

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  • Aks

    Plzzzzzz Bernie mind your own business,kindly look at ur contoversies and think abt solving them than putting a junk into a car which is trying to make some ground

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