Karun Chandhok on Thursday ended India's long wait to see its second Formula One driver and Narain Karthikeyan, the first man to do it for the country, has wished the youngster good luck.
"I am very happy for him to have got a seat in Formula 1 and becoming the second driver from our country to do so. I wish him the best," Karthikeyan said.
Chandhok, the youngster from Chennai, on Thursday signed a deal with Hispania Racing team, who will make their debut at Bahrain.
Karthikeyan drove for Jordan in 2005.
An emotional Vicky Chandhok, Karun's father, had no words to talk about his son's achievement.
"Honestly, I don't know what to say. I am absolutely overwhelmed and have tears in my eyes. It has been a tough journey, but very satisfying one for sure. Karun has worked really hard to live his dream," he said.