Test driving a valuable experience: Karthikeyan

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Narain Karthikeyan says his decision to join Williams as a test driver has helped him explore the intricacies of Formula One technology.

Test driving a valuable experience: Karthikeyan
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Mumbai:

Narain Karthikeyan says his decision to join Williams as a test driver rather than continue as a race driver with Jordan has helped him explore the intricacies of Formula One technology. "I have learnt a lot about aerodynamics. It's about analysing a lot of data," said Karthikeyan, test driver, Williams Formula 1 team. Having gained the experience he was looking for with Williams, Narain's managers are now exploring the options with a couple of teams for him to be a race driver for the next season. The fastest Indian on Wheels was also elated by Sir Frank William's recent compliment, where the racing stalwart acknowleged that Karthikeyan has a bright future and is a fast learner. "It's a special compliment, especially since it comes from someone like Sir Frank Williams who has been a part of eight world championships," he added. India's first Formula One driver is also doing his bit to promote the sport in India through his newly opened motor racing academy in Coimbatore. "At present there are four drivers there. We are trying to give them a good platform and let me see how I can help them to reach an international level," said Karthikeyan.

Topics : Formula 1 Narain Karthikeyan
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