Narain Karthikeyan has hit out at rumours that he will leave Formula One at the end of the season.
The Indian racer, the first racer from the nation to compete in F1, has seen his future become the subject of much speculation, with many believing that he may be forced out of the sport ahead of the 2013 season.
Karthikeyan has had mixed fortunes so far this term. He missed the opening event in Australia, as both HRTs cars failed to qualify, and has failed to finish a further six races.
However, a 15th placed result in Monaco showed that he has what it takes to compete amongst the backmarkers and the 35-year-old believes that he will be staying in the sport:
“I don’t know where these rumours of me switching to Indycar emanated from.” He told IANS.
“The brightest thing for 2013 will be another season with HRT. I would love to be with a mid-field team, but those chances look remote in this fiercely competitive F1 environment.
“I know I will not be in the points contentions but as of now just the adrenaline rush of driving an F1 car is good enough for me to go on.”
Karthikeyan is also looking forward to his home Grand Prix on Sunday:
“It is obviously a special feeling to be racing at the Buddh Circuit again.
“Since I can’t think of podiums and points under the current scenario, the aim is to do better than last year and give the fans something to cheer about.”
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