'Indian GP wil be a milestone'

'Indian GP wil be a milestone'

Jani, who had his best racing results in now defunct A1GP series, on Monday drove a Red Bull Racing show car at world’s highest motorable road at the Khardung-La pass.
Jani, born to an Indian father and Swiss mother, said driving a racing car in hilly area was a big challenge.

“It was a great experience. I had to adjust a lot. I had never been to the Himalayan region, where there is no track and the roads are bumpy. It was different from racing in other sections of the world or on othr tracks.

“It was great to see enthusiasm among people for this show but I think Indian Grand Prix will do the major work,” Jani told PTI.

Jani, who got a chance to test drive for Toro Rosso in 2006 and for Red Bull in 2008, though was not keen in pursuing a career in F1, the pinnacle of motorsport.

“It’s not in my mind at the moment. I like long distance races. I will still be regarded as a rookie (in F1). I will not have a chance to race for big teams such as Red Bull so I will have to to start with some other team, who would want money and I don’t have that. So I am happy where I am today,” Jani, who is involved in GT1 World Championship, said.

“I have not been talking to anyone in F1. A1GP worked well for me and I had several records. It’s a shame that it does not exist now,” Jani, who won a championship title and also ended runner-up in A1GP, said.

“F1 is not everything. Like some people say English football is everything but there is Italian league and Spanish league and they are also great,” he added.
Jani was disappointed that despite doing well in a Force India test, he could not secure a seat for himself.

“I tested for them in 2010 and it went very well. On different modes, I was quickest and then second quickest. Still not much happened for me,” he said.
Jani said he will not be in India during the October 30 race as he would be racing in China in the GT1 World Championship at that time.

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