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Grabbing global attention

Narain's F1 debut has sparked interest about the sport in India

TALK ABOUT cricket and the whole nation goes crazy. But when it comes to motor sport only a crazy few chat for hours . Though this demanding sport is widely watched on television , it is yet to gain popularity among the general public. But Narain's F1 entry has changed it all.

The impact of the 28-year-old's presence in the world's richest sport is so much that everybody has started talking about it.

Narain has not only made his presence felt in India, but also the world over.

The global media coverage that the Coimbatorean attracted within 24 hours of his historic announcement in Mumbai and the subsequent media event at Silverstone confirming his position in the Jordan team speaks for itself and the sport .

The news has been featured through multiple sources in more than 14 countries, which include the U.K, the U.S, Italy, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Bahrain and Turkey besides India.

This indeed comes as a big surprise because it's cricket that has been getting the worldwide attention.

Narain's personal website has also received a record number of hits. Nearly three lakh people visited his site in the last few days .

It's just the beginning! The big splash by the Indian in this high-profile glamorous world of F1 is sure to enthuse more youngsters in the country to take to this sport.

RR

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