Grapevine: Mumbai F1 Run Set for Karthikeyan

Interest in Formula One in India is set to be given a major boost later this year with Narain Karthikeyan demonstrating his Jordan through the streets of Mumbai

Grapevine: Mumbai F1 Run Set for Karthikeyan

The event is being put together by one of the Indian's new sponsors, textile company Raymond, who are keen to cash in on the massive interest surrounding Karthikeyan in his home country.

Raymond chairman Gautam Singhania said: "We are extremely proud of Narain's achievements. Thanks to his aspirations, India has been placed on the world's F1 map.

"It is a matter of national pride to lend a helping hand to a fellow Indian. In order to fuel the awareness of this sport, we are pleased to extend our support and encouragement in making his F1 dreams come true.

"Formula One racing is now a rage in India and it is a proud moment for all of us to see an Indian make his mark."

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