This year’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix is playing a crucial role in the Formula 1 comeback of Narain Karthikeyan, according to principal sponsor and car manufacturer Tata, which is India’s largest company.
2011 sees Karthikeyan return to the sport for Hispania Racing after last being seen on the grid with Jordan six years ago, with Tata having backing having been in place since 2002.
“It has been a long association between Karthikeyan and Tata,” R. Ramakrishnan, Vice President for the commercial passenger business unit of Tata, explained to the IANS news agency.
“The New Delhi race was certainly one reason why we supported him. Besides this, we remain committed to motorsport activities as it helps tremendously in brand enhancement.”