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My heart is with F-1: Narain

Budapest: After coming up with his `best' performance of the season in the Hungarian GP, Narain Karthikeyan has declared that his heart beats only for Formula One and that he cannot imagine being anywhere else.

Narain was obviously referring to recent statements made by A-1 promoters hinting that he might race for the new series during the off-season.

"Nothing is better than Formula One, It's the pinnacle of world motorsport and it's such an honour for me to represent India in this sport. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else," he said.

"My heart is definitely here in this sport and I do not imagine racing anywhere else."

The Jordan driver, the only Indian in F-1, finished Sunday's GP here in 12th position just behind championship leader Fernando Alonso and promptly termed it as his best performance of the entire season.

Starting from 18th position, Narain jumped to 13th soon despite all the debris lying on the track after Christian Klien's accident and David Coulthard's retirement.

"This race was definitely my best of the season," said Narain while admitting that "it was certainly my toughest race.

"In Malaysia at least, you can rest on the long straights but here it's just one corner after another in the intense heat. But I had so much fun."

`Scary start'

"The start, of course, was slightly scary. It was like an explosion with debris of cars flying everywhere. I was really anxious to get away but was not sure what would happen. Then I kept pushing throughout the race. I had good pit stops as well."

The Indian said he was pleased with his team's result as well but added he was expecting the next race to be a tough one too.

"I'm pleased with our result but I think we'll have more of the same with everyone expecting Turkey to be even hotter. I must keep training hard to stay in good shape. We have to be ready and fit for the last part of the season." — PTI

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