Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan

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Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan

Born: 14 January 1977

He is a racing driver who was the first Formula One driver from India.

He has previously competed in A1GP, and the Le Mans Series.

He made his Formula One debut in 2005 with the Jordan team, and was a Williams F1 test driver in 2006 and 2007. 

In 2011 he returned to F1 with the HRT team, continued with the team in 2012 and was expected to drive for them in the 2013 season as well.

In 2013, he raced in the Auto GP series, securing 5 wins and 4 pole positions with Super Nova Racing. 

For 2014, he has signed up with Team Impul, to race in the Japanese Super Formula series.

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2010.

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