Narain Karthikeyan predicts an extended innings for Fernando Alonso

Says Sebastian Vettel made the appropriate name with respect to retirement from Components one, as a driver tends to lose motivation when he strikes to smaller groups

Says Sebastian Vettel made the appropriate name with respect to retirement from Components one, as a driver tends to lose motivation when he strikes to smaller groups

Narain Karthikeyan’s maiden season in Components One, in 2005, noticed Fernando Alonso eclipse Emerson Fittipaldi because the youngest ever World Drivers’ champion.

All these years later, Alonso remains to be going sturdy. Only some days in the past, the 41-year-old Alonso signed a multi-year contract with the Aston Martin F1 Staff. 

Karthikeyan believes that the Spaniard has sufficient spark left to maintain going for an additional decade. 

“Alonso has quite a lot of motivation left in him; he’s beating drivers half his age. It’s unimaginable. He has left Components One to do a bunch of different issues like IndyCar, however he has at all times returned strongly to Components One. He hasn’t slowed down one bit. I don’t see Alonso happening for the following 10 years,” Karthikeyan mentioned, on the launch occasion of Turtle Wax Automotive Care Studios right here on Wednesday. 

On four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who introduced his retirement lately, Karthikeyan mentioned. “There isn’t any doubt that Vettel is a superb driver. Vettel made the appropriate name with respect to retirement, as a driver tends to lose motivation when he strikes to smaller groups.”

It has been a decade since an Indian driver featured on the Components One grid. Jehan Daruvala was tipped to be subsequent in line, however an inconsistent present within the 2022 FIA Components 2 Championship to this point has dented his possibilities of making the lower. After a brilliant begin to the marketing campaign, the Prema Racing driver has fallen to fifth within the driver standings.

“Will probably be an extended wait (to see an Indian driver in F1). Jehan wanted an excellent F2 season with race victories, however that has not occurred. His season has been common. There are quite a lot of drivers with large budgets and higher outcomes ready to get that F1 break. It’s a very aggressive subject. I don’t see it occurring for Jehan subsequent 12 months,” Karthikeyan mentioned. 

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