The problem with selling Formula 1 drives

The problem with selling Formula 1 drives

Narain Karthikeyan's Formula 1 return with HRT puts the spotlight back on the issue of financial support as the deciding factor in teams' choice of drivers. Tony Dodgins analyses the state of play

The World's Fastest Indian is a charming, watchable 2005 flick starring Anthony Hopkins in the role of Kiwi Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle with the dream of running it to speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, which he eventually did.

It's also the sobriquet Narain Karthikeyan gives himself on his personal website which, strangely perhaps, is not yet trumpeting his return to Formula 1 with HRT after a six-year absence. Karun Chandhok might contest both Munro's and Narain's speed claims, if not the latter's desire to drive the HRT...

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