A long wait is on its way to an end. A huge sigh of relief awaits. If this fella's sponsors are able to provide the necessary financial backing and close the deal, Local hero Narain will well become the first Indian ever to ride on the prestigious F1 tyres. This will definitely be one of the most significant events of Indian sport.
Hoping to catch him in action as the lead driver for F1 Jordan at this year's racing season starting March 4 at Foster's Grand Prix Melbourne.
Thanks Bharat Petroleum, Thanks Tata Motors.
I wonder why Indian IT companies are not that averse to sponsoring sports persons. Imagine a Infosys brandname on Narain's car at the F1 Grand Prix. Imagine the world of good it would do to the brand. Hey IT companies its upto you to decide whether you want to spread your brandname. If the IT companies come forward soon we can start hosting major sports events say something like Shanghai GrandPrix hosted by China. We have great talents in chess. Just pool in the money and see the results. Remember if things go fine Koneru Humpy will be the World Champion in Women's chess in a few years from now. Currently she is World No.3. Can you believe it?
Update-1 (Feb 3)
Lot of endorsement offers pouring in - Business Standard
Maestro switches to Yellow from Red
Motorsport Scene - BBC reports
Update-2 (Feb 4)
A different perspective - Simon Barnes in The Australian
February 02, 2005
scribbled at 8:35 AM