Time Indian Grand Prix got government support, feels Narain Karthikeyan

The former HRT and Jordan driver, who is currently competing in the Auto GP series, was reacting to F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's confirmation Tuesday that the Indian Grand Prix will not be held next year and instead it will be staged in the first half of 2015.

updated: July 31, 2013 19:08 IST
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New Delhi: India's first Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan has appealed to the government to support the organisers of Indian Grand Prix, which is "huge" for the image of any country.

"I have been racing all around the world for almost two decades but people started asking me about India only after we hosted the F1 race here," Karthikeyan told IANS from Mumbai Wednesday.

"In other Asian countries like Malaysia, people and their government are so proud of their F1 and hosting it is huge for any country," said Karthikeyan.

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