Tag Archive: Delhi

Aug 01

Mallya granted bail on tax case in India

Indian media report that flamboyant Mallya, dressed all in white including his shoes, was granted bail.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 Although the meeting was ultimately cancelled, it was expected that one of the touted ‘popularity working group’ protagonists would be Vijay Mallya. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Azerbaijan set to announce F1 race deal

Meanwhile, Ecclestone has flagged the possibility of a return to India

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandPlans are racing ahead for a grand prix in Azerbaijan, an oil-rich former Soviet state at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Vettel helped mechanics pack up India garage

“I think he can get 15 titles as well.  Why not?”

2013-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99010Sebastian Vettel halted his title-winning party in India to help his mechanics pack up the Red Bull garage, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Valencia mayor rejected proposal to move GP

“The budget of Valencia is for Valencians”

Valencia Street Circuit logoThe mayor of Valencia rejected a proposal that might have saved the European grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Mallya to pump $80m extra into Force India

Vijay Mallya is pumping an extra $80 million into his formula one team.

Vijay Mallya2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 02The news comes amid the well-documented financial struggles of his other business, the Indian airline Kingfisher. Mallya said this week: “We had a board meeting in India after the Abu Dhabi grand prix and the board has approved a $80 million capital investment programme for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

F1 members admitted to hospital in Austin

Members of F1’s travelling circus have been admitted to hospital in Austin, the Swiss newspaper Blick reports.

2011-06-12_10282012-11-17_0000The report said three members of the press from Portugal, Denmark and England respectively, and “some members” of the Red Bull team, are in hospital. Rumours suggest the Briton involved is the well-known photographer Keith Sutton, while the other two press-men are journalists Peter Nygaard and Luis Vasconcelos. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Vettel reduces off-track load for title battle

Sebastian Vettel is reportedly following Fernando Alonso’s lead, as the pair knuckle down for their four-race battle to the 2012 title.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (4)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Dr Helmut Marko - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner - Adrian Newey (1)We reported a week ago that Spaniard Alonso has imposed a ‘media muzzle’ on himself for the decisive flyaway trek through India, Abu Dhabi, the US and Brazil, and will even slash the time he spends with Ferrari’s crucial sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Karthikeyan not ruling out HRT return

Narain Karthikeyan has not ruled out returning to formula one yet again.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 082011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 07Six years after his 2005 debut, the now 34-year-old returned to the grid at the beginning of last season with HRT before losing the seat to Daniel Ricciardo.

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Nov 03

Maldonado runs out of Cosworth engines for 2011

Pastor Maldonado will move ten places down the Abu Dhabi grid next weekend.

2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Pastor Maldonado 02Cosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3The Venezuelan’s last allocated Cosworth engine for the season, his eighth, was damaged when he retired from the race in India. “Pastor will use a ninth engine in Abu Dhabi,” confirmed technical boss Mark Gillan.

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Nov 02

Massa ‘could have avoided’ Hamilton crash – Herbert

Felipe Massa was penalised for the collision with Lewis Hamilton in India because it “could have been avoided”.

2011-10-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - India - Felipe Massa 012011-10-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Japan - Felipe Massa 02That is the claim of former grand prix winner Johnny Herbert, who was serving as the fourth FIA steward at the inaugural Delhi race. Although McLaren’s beleaguered Hamilton is usually the one receiving the penalties at grands prix, Herbert said it was the embittered Massa who deserved the blame this time.

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Oct 30

‘Delhi belly’ strikes McLaren team members

The first reports of ‘Delhi belly’ affecting a formula one team this week have emerged from the McLaren garage.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 082011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 05SID news agency reports that the famous British team had to fly in from Woking some replacement staff, who had been placed on standby in case those in India suffered the notorious traveller’s illness.

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Oct 30

F1 future uncertain for Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan enjoyed a positive return to the F1 grid on Sunday but he’s not sure he will be back in 2012.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 092011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 08The Indian lost his seat to the Red Bull-backed Daniel Ricciardo earlier this season, but was back at the wheel in Delhi for a one-off return at his home race.

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Oct 29

Indian fans riot after no-show at F1 concert

Metallica cancelled its appearance at the ‘F1 Rocks’ music concert.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India 03Indian fans of Metallica riot and damage the stage after the band's concert was postponed in New Delhi.Indian race-goers showed an ugly side late on Friday after American heavy-metal band Metallica cancelled its appearance at the ‘F1 Rocks’ music concert.

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Oct 29

India is Tilke’s ‘best track’ – Rosberg

F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke received a pat on the back on Friday after drivers enjoyed his latest effort.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India 042011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Nico Rosberg 05The German engineer has been criticised for the ‘boring’ layouts at many of his latest formula one venues, including those in Bahrain, Valencia and Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 27

Hulkenberg, di Resta not counting on 2012 seats

Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta are refusing to believe they will definitely front Force India’s race driver lineup in 2012.

2011-10-14 - Force India F1 Team - Korea - Paul di Resta 012011-05-07 - Force India F1 Team - Turkey - Nico Hulkenberg 02It is now expected that the team’s long-time regular Adrian Sutil may have to seek alternate employment, with Friday driver Hulkenberg set to step up to the race seat alongside rookie Scot di Resta.

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Oct 26

Mixed reaction as F1 lands in India

“If you’re thinking of yourself driving a car in India — don’t do it!”

Horizontal tricolour flag bearing, from top to bottom, deep saffron, white, and green horizontal bands. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 spokes.Formula one’s travelling circus has offered a mixed reaction after touching down ahead of the first ever Indian grand prix. Tax, security and circuit construction issues made headlines many weeks ago, but a couple of drivers this week were still grumbling about the difficulty of obtaining a visa to the burgeoning south Asian country.

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Oct 25

Fernandes eyes Team Lotus future with Chandhok

“We had to make the best decision for the future of the team”

2011-05-22 - Team Lotus - Spain - Tony Fernandes 012011-03-26 - Team Lotus - Australia - Karun Chandok 01He may not race in his native India this weekend, but Karun Chandhok could have a future with Team Lotus, boss Tony Fernandes said on Tuesday. Earlier, the Malaysian businessman had to announce that, to his emotional disappointment, he must stick with the team’s regular lineup of Heikki Kovalainen alongside Jarno Trulli.

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Oct 25

Plans race ahead for second F1 track in India

Plans for a second formula one circuit in India are racing ahead.

Horizontal tricolour flag bearing, from top to bottom, deep saffron, white, and green horizontal bands. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 spokes.Last year, it emerged that – entirely separate to the Delhi project that this weekend will host India’s inaugural grand prix – Mumbai’s state Maharashtra government is also considering building a track.

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Oct 23

Ecclestone feared India F1 debacle two weeks ago

As recently as two weeks ago, Bernie Ecclestone feared the inaugural Indian grand prix might have to be called off.

2011-06-09_0303BuddhInternational CircuitThe F1 chief executive and other officials have sworn for months that, contrary to eyewitness reports and speculation, the new Buddh circuit would be ready for its late October race date.

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Oct 13

Rumours say Mallya may exit Force India

Some in the F1 paddock reacted “with cynicism” to Vijay Mallya’s sale of almost half of the Force India team.

Sahara Force India logo 2Vijay Mallya 2Just last week, the Indian billionaire said he was “shocked” to read the media speculation about his negotiations with Sahara’s Subrato Roy.

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