Karthikeyan, Kumar Ram Narain (IND)

b 14/01/1977



Son of G.R.Karthikeyan, former Indian National Rally Champion.

1992 - Went to Elf Winfield Racing School in France.
1993 - British F.Vauxhall Junior. Indian F.Maruti.
1994 - British F.Ford (Vector TF94): 13th, 21 pts. British F.Ford Winter
       Series: 1st.
1995 - F.Asia: 2nd at Shah Alam
1996 - F.Asia: Champion.
1997 - British F.Vauxhall (Nemesis Racing): 8th, 43 pts
1998 - British F3 (Intersport/Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda
       F397/8): 12th, 44 pts
       Mar 22	Donington Park		9th, 30m22.977
       Mar 29	Thruxton		9th, 22m41.848
       Apr 5	Silverstone		ret/10 laps/accident damage
       May 4	Oulton Park		ret/3 laps/accident
       Aug 16	Pembrey			6th, 20m36.021
       Aug 16	Pembrey			4th, 13m04.191
       Aug 30	Donington Park Nat.	ret/0 laps/accident
       Sep 13	Thruxton		ret/7 laps/spin
       Sep 27	Spa-Francorchamps	3rd, 32m23.702
       Oct 4	Silverstone		3rd, 30m58.034
       Macau F3 GP (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F398): 11th,
       1h14m04.132
1999 - British F3 (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F399): 6th, 104 pts
       Mar 21	Donington Park		4th, 30m07.566
       Mar 28	Silverstone		ret/2 laps
       Apr 11	Thruxton		ret/0 laps/accident
       Apr 25	Brands Hatch		2nd, 18m18.667
       Apr 25	Brands Hatch		1st, 18m00.604
       May 3	Oulton Park		13th, 28m04.860
       Jun 6	Croft			3rd, 34m10.663
       Jun 20	Brands Hatch		1st, 29m00.707
       Jul 11	Silverstone		5th, 26m39.942
       Jul 25	Snetterton		7th, 24m37.583
       Aug 15	Pembrey			12th, 17m44.495
       Sep 5	Donington Park		ret/11 laps/suspension
       Sep 26	Spa-Francorchamps	12th, 38m09.838
       Oct 10	Silverstone		6th, 28m33.863
       Oct 17	Thruxton		ret/5 laps/overheating
       MRF Madras F3 Grand Prix (Dallara-Mugen Honda F398): won races 1 & 2.
       Macau F3 Grand Prix (Stewart Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F398): retired.
       Korea F3 Grand Prix (Stewart Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F398): ret/6
       laps/accident
2000 - British F3 (Stewart Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F300): 4th, 100 pts. 
       Mar 26	Thruxton		3rd, 30m56.419
       Apr 9	Croft			ret/14 laps/spin
       May 1	Oulton Park		5th, 31m33.498
       May 6	Donington Park		2nd, 30m55.011
       May 7	Donington Park		8th, 30m34.010
       May 21	Silverstone National	6th, 26m03.326
       Jun 4	Brands Hatch		3rd, 30m55.402
       Jul 1	Donington Park GP	4th, 30m19.648
       Jul 2	Donington Park GP	10th, 30m39.744
       Jul 23	Croft			10th, 31m50.855
       Aug 20	Silverstone		5th, 31m21.165
       Sep 3	Snetterton		5th, 30m20.862
       Sep 24	Spa-Francorchamps	3rd, 30m07.944
       Oct 8	Silverstone GP		ret/2 laps/accident
       Zandvoort Marlboro Masters of F3 (Stewart Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda
       F300): 19th, 33m54.387. Macau F3 GP (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen
       Honda F300): ret/15 laps/accident. Korean F3 Super Prix (Carlin
       Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F300): 1st, 30m05.899
2001 - Tested for Jaguar F1. Tested for Jordan F1. F.Nippon (Team Impul
       Reynard-Mugen 99L): 2 pts
       Mar 25	Suzuka			6th, 1h17m01.643
       Apr 22	Motegi			7th, 1h15m38.378
       May 20	Mine			9th, 1h20m50.844
       Jun 3	Fuji			ret/33 laps
       Jul 1	Suzuka East		>10th
       Jul 29	Sugo			>10th
       Sep 2	Fuji			9th, 1h07m34.296
       Sep 23	Mine			ret/18 laps
       Oct 21	Motegi			14th, -1 lap
       Nov 18	Suzuka			6th, 1h04m24.123
2002 - Macau F3 GP (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F302): retired. 
       Dallara Nissan World Series (RC Motorsport): 9th, 51 pts
       May 12	Valencia		10th, 27m46.803
       May 12	Valencia		>10th
       Jun 9	Jarama			9th
       Jun 9	Jarama			3rd
       Jun 23	Albacete		ret/0 laps/accident
       Jun 23	Albacete		>10th
       Jul 7	Monza			>10th
       Jul 7	Monza			ret/1 lap/accident
       Sep 1	Magny-Cours		9th
       Sep 1	Magny-Cours		>10th
       Sep 29	Barcelona		>10th
       Sep 29	Barcelona		>10th
       Oct 20	Valencia		5th
       Oct 20	Valencia		>10th
       Dec 1	Curitiba		4th
       Dec 1	Curitiba		9th
       Dec 8	Interlagos		7th
       Dec 8	Interlagos		4th
2003 - Dallara Nissan World Series (Carlin Motorsport): 4th, 121 pts
       Mar 30	Jarama			ret/5 laps/spin
       Mar 30	Jarama			5th, 45m27.258
       Apr 27	Zolder			4th, 27m18.717
       Apr 27	Zolder			3rd, 37m22.923
       May 18	Magny-Cours		ret/2 laps/accident
       May 18	Magny-Cours		4th, 42m50.770
       Jun 22	Monza			3rd, 25m21.642
       Jun 22	Monza			3rd, 38m01.549
       Jul 20	Lausitzring		6th, 27m00.28
       Jul 20	Lausitzring		4th, 40m16.22
       Sep 21	A1-Ring			ret/9 laps
       Sep 21	A1-Ring			4th, 36m53.007
       Oct 5	Barcelona		4th, 27m18.247
       Oct 5	Barcelona		2nd, 38m45.617
       Oct 18	Valencia		ret/11 laps
       Oct 18	Valencia		9th, 38m30.664
       Oct 19	Valencia		7th, 32m46.570
       Oct 19	Valencia		DNS
2004 - Dallara Nissan World Series (RC Motorsport): 6th, 100 pts
       Mar 28	Jarama			5th, 35m43.245
       Mar 28	Jarama			ret/5 laps/spin
       Apr 25	Zolder			3rd, 25m25.288
       Apr 25	Zolder			4th, 37m25.287
       May 23	Magny-Cours		1st, 25m43.521
       May 23	Magny-Cours		4th, 38m38.099
       Jun 20	Valencia		11th, -1 lap
       Jun 20	Valencia		ret/12 laps/throttle
       Aug 8	Lausitzring		10th, 29m39.802
       Aug 8	Lausitzring		6th, 39m58.728
       Sep 19	Estoril			ret/8 laps/spin
       Sep 19	Estoril			ret/19 laps/puncture
       Oct 3	Barcelona		5th, 26m37.067
       Oct 3	Barcelona		4th, 39m44.022
       Oct 17	Valencia		1st, 25m26.267
       Oct 17	Valencia		2nd, 37m44.098
       Nov 7	Jerez			5th, 27m30.962
       Nov 7	Jerez			11th, 40m11.538
2005 - F1 (Jordan-Toyota EJ15): 18th, 5 pts
       Date    Q      R       Venue  	        Time/Reason
       6/3     12     15      Australia         -2 laps
       20/3    17     11      Malaysia          -2 laps
       3/4     17     -       Bahrain           ret/2 laps/electrics
       24/4    16     12      San Marino        -1 lap
       8/5     13     13      Spain             -3 laps
       22/5    18     -       Monaco            ret/hydraulics
       29/5    19     16      Europe            -1 lap
       12/6    17     -       Canada            ret/24 laps/accident
       19/6    19     4       America           -1 lap
       3/7     17     15      France            -4 laps
       10/7    17     -       Britain           ret/10 laps/electrics
       24/7    19     16      Germany           -3 laps
       31/7    18     12      Hungary           -3 laps
       21/8    18     14      Turkey            -3 laps
       4/9     19     20      Italy             -3 laps
       11/9    20     11      Belgium           -1 lap
       25/9    15     15      Brazil            -3 laps
       9/10    11     15      Japan             -2 laps
       16/10   15     -       China             ret/28 laps/accident
2007 – A1GP (Team India)
       Jan 21	Taupo			10th, 20m18.720
       Jan 21	Taupo			7th, 1h04m08.859
       Feb 25   Durban			15th, 20m41.155
       Feb 25	Durban			9th/45 laps/driveshaft
       Mar 25	Mexico City		11th, 18m01.454
       Mar 25	Mexico City		18th, -1 lap
       Apr 15	Shanghai		7th, 16m16.651
       Apr 15	Shanghai		17th, 1h09m08.084
       Sep 30	Zandvoort		10th, 18m19.185
       Sep 30	Zandvoort		ret/13 laps/handling
       Oct 14	Brno			21st, 19m49.425
       Oct 14	Brno			9th, 1h11m13.085
       Nov 25	Sepang			11th, 18m46.114
       Nov 25	Sepang			6th, 1h08m31.053
2008 – A1GP (Team India)
       Jan 20	Taupo			10th, 19m48.376
       Jan 20	Taupo			ret/1 lap/accident
       Feb 24	Durban			DNS – driver injury
       Mar 16	Mexico City		12th, 21m14.321
       Mar 16	Mexico City		9th, 1h08m14.362
       Apr 13	Shanghai		5th, 16m12.680
       Apr 13	Shanghai		7th, 1h03m01.173
       May 4	Brands Hatch		5th, 19m23.610
       May 4	Brands Hatch		1st, 1h07m24.691
2009 – A1 GP (Team India)
       Nov 9	Chengdu			10th, 23m30.738
       Nov 9	Chengdu			10th, 1h11m41.938
       Nov 23	Sepang			ret/0 laps/accident
       Nov 23	Sepang			ret/0 laps/accident
       Jan 24	Taupo			9th, 20m01.244
       Jan 24	Taupo			7th, 1h06m39.789
       Feb 22	Kyalami			6th 21m53.579
       Feb 22	Kyalami			12th, 1h03m33.767
       Apr 12	Algarve			6th, 19m46.097
       Apr 12	Algarve			ret/39 laps/wheel bearing
       May 3	Brands Hatch		2nd, 22m39.934
       May 3	Brands Hatch		ret/0 laps/accident
       Le Mans Series (Kolles Audi R10 TDI): 11th, 11 pts, with 
       A.Meyrick & C.Zwolsman
       May 10	Spa-Francorchamps	6th, 141 laps		
       Aug 2	Algarve			NC/149 laps
       Aug 23	Nurburgring		4th, 193 laps
       Sep 13	Silverstone		6th, 193 laps
       Le Mans 24 Hrs (Kolles Audi R10 TDI): 7th, with C.Zwolsman, A.Lotterer, 
       although didn’t drive due to dislocated shoulder.
2010 – NASCAR Trucks (Starbeast Motorsports): 30th, 963 pts
       Mar 27	Martinsville		13th, 250 laps
       May 2	Kansas Speedway		36th, 7 laps/accident
       May 21	Charlotte		17th, 134 laps
       Jun 4	Texas MS		11th, 168 laps
       Jul 23	O’Reilly Raceway Park	20th, 196 laps
       Aug 7	Nashville Superspeedway	17th, 148 laps
       Aug 27	Chicagoland Speedway	14th, 154 laps
       Sep 25	Las Vegas MS		27th, 108 laps/accident
       Oct 30	Talladega		13th, 95 laps
       Superleague Formula (PSV Eindhoven (Atech Reid)):
       Apr 4	Silverstone GP		12th, 42m00.976
       Apr 4	Silverstone GP		15th, 23 laps/brakes
       May 16	Assen			13th, 24 laps/clutch
       May 16	Assen			9th, 45m55.446
       Jun 20	Jarama			11th, 46m52.458
       Jun 20	Jarama			15th, 19 laps/throttle
       Jun 27	Nurburgring		13th, 47m56.037
       Jun 27	Nurburgring		16th, -3 laps
       Jul 18	Zolder			10th, 47m07.006
       Jul 18	Zolder			14th, 3 laps/accident
       Aug 1	Brands Hatch GP		ret/5 laps/accident
       Aug 1	Brands Hatch GP		1st, 36m47.240
       Sep 5	Adria			DNS – flights to circuit cancelled!
2011 - F1 (HRT-Cosworth F111): 26th, 0 pts
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Time/Reason
       27/03	DNQ	-	Australia
       9/04	24	-	Malaysia	ret/14 laps/overheating
       16/04	24	23	China		-2 laps
       8/05	23	21	Turkey		-3 laps
       22/05	22	21	Spain		-5 laps
       29/05	23	17	Monaco		-4 laps
       12/06	23	17	Canada		-1 lap
       26/06	24	24	Valencia	-3 laps
       30/10	24	17	India		-3 laps
2012 - F1 (HRT-Cosworth F112): 24th, 0 pts
       Date	Q	R	Race		Time
       18/3	DNQ	-	Australia	DNQ
       25/3	23	22	Malaysia	-2 laps
       15/4	24	22	China		-2 laps
       22/4	24	21	Bahrain		-2 laps
       13/5	23	-	Spain		ret/22 laps/lost wheel
       27/5	22	15	Monaco		-2 laps
       10/6	24	-	Canada		ret/22 laps/brakes
       24/6	22	18	Europe		-1 lap
       8/7	22	21	Britain		-2 laps
       22/7	24	23	Germany		-3 laps
       29/7	24	-	Hungary		ret/60 laps/suspension
       2/9	24	-	Belgium		ret/29 laps/accident
       9/9	21	19	Italy		-1 lap
       23/9	23	-	Singapore	ret/30 laps/accident
       7/10	24	-	Japan		ret/32 laps/tea tray
       14/10	23	20	Korea		-2 laps
       28/10	23	21	India		-2 laps
       4/11	23	-	Abu Dhabi	ret/7 laps/accident
       18/11	24	22	United States	-2 laps
       25/11	23	18	Brazil		-2 laps
2013 – AutoGP (Zele Racing): 4th, 195 pts
       Mar 24	Monza			5th, 23m59.811
       Mar 24	Monza			ret/1 lap/brakes
       Apr 7	Marrakech		6th, 29m20.989
       Apr 7	Marrakech		ret/0 laps
       May 5	Hungaroring		8th, 31m27.809
       May 5	Hungaroring		4th, 31m24.831
       (Super Nova)
       Jun 1	Silverstone		1st, 25m47.408
       Jun 2	Silverstone		12th, 24m27.335
       Jul 13	Mugello			3rd, 30m10.056
       Jul 14	Mugello			1st, 26m24.747
       Aug 17	Nurburgring		1st, 31m21.515
       Aug 18	Nurburgring		5th, 32m00.603
       Aug 31	Donington Park		2nd, 28m06.561
       Sep 1	Donington Park		1st, 28m00.985
       Oct 5	Brno			1st, 28m44.800
       Oct 6	Brno			DSQ – ignored black and orange flags (was 2nd)
2014 - MRF Challenge: 3rd R1 & 1st R4 in one-off appearance at Irungattukottai.
       Japanese Super Formula (Dallara-Toyota): 13th, 5 pts
       Apr 13	Suzuka			ret/14 laps/spin
       May 18	Fuji			7th, 36m04.107
       May 18	Fuji			6th, 51m17.633
       Jul 13	Fuji			7th, 1h27m14.733
       Aug 24	Motegi			ret/22 laps
       Sep 14	Autopolis		17th, -5 laps
       Sep 28	Sugo			11th, 1h25m48.372
       Nov 9	Suzuka			10th, 40m06.182
       Nov 9	Suzuka			8th, 55m16.498
2015 – Japanese Super Formula (DoCoMo Dandelion Dallara-Honda): 11th, 6 pts
       Apr 19	Suzuka			3rd, 1h14m29.077
       May 24	TI Aida			10th, 1h30m32.827
       Jul 19	Fuji			ret/0 laps/accident
       Aug 23	Motegi			9th, 1h24m38.300
       Sep 13	Autopolis		14th, 1h24m02.437
       Oct 18	Sugo			13th, 1h18m49.315
       Nov 8	Suzuka			12th, 43m05.423
       Nov 8	Suzuka			14th, 53m41.144
2016 – Japanese Super Formula (Sunoco Team Lemans Dallara-Toyota SF14): 14th, 5 pts
       Apr 24	Suzuka			ret/23 laps
       May 29	Okayama			16th, 22m27.543
       Jul 17	Fuji			7th, 1h25m56.261
       Aug 21	Motegi			ret/33 laps
       Sep 10	Okayama			3rd, 36m38.422
       Sep 11	Okayama			ret/29 laps
       Sep 25	Sugo			12th, 1h23m05.304
       Oct 30	Suzuka			15th, 32m42.110
       Oct 30	Suzuka			14th, 1h09m39.733