Narain Karthikeyan confounded everyone in the Formula1 world when the announcement came from HRT F1team that he would be driving their car along with veteran Pedro De La Rosa. Vitantonio Liuzzi had been bought out of his contract and it became clear that Narain was occupying his seat. The car did not pass all the crash tests on its first attempt but subsequently has managed to pass all of them and therefore was able to test at the fag end of the Barcelona test with Narain taking the wheel before Pedro. The reasons for Narain signing up with HRT and his becoming the first driver to take the car out at Barcelona are clear. Look at the picture. The only branding that is there on that car is that of Tata Motors. Narain and Pedro will be reaching Melbourne for the first F1 GP of this season with hardly any testing, so don’t expect them to do well. What we can hope for is that Narain will drive the full season and not make way for someone else like he had to last year.