Although, the first Indian Road Race was held in 1904, by the Motor Union of Western India, motorsports in India
took a long time to find a fan following. The first racing event covered a distance of 810 miles, from Delhi to Mumbai. And once India got the taste of motor racing there was no looking back.
In recent years, India is finally making its presence known on the Formula One circuits. We have seen a lot of developments in the recent past and Formula racing is becoming more common. In 2005, Narain Karthikeyan raced for Jordan F1 team and became the first Indian ever to participate in the F1 Championship. Then emerged our very own Indian team in 2007, Force India
. There was another moment of joy when recently Formula One Team Hispania selected Karun Chandhok to race for the team. And very recently, Narain Karthikeyan
was selected to race for the NASCAR.
Let us take a look at the Indian drivers who have made a mark in the history of motor racing.