Tag Archive: India

Sep 03

Force India plays down Mallya’s troubles

Force India has played down this week’s alarming news from India about team supremo Vijay Mallya.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 01 Amid the decline of his airline Kingfisher, the former billionaire was declared a ‘wilful defaulter’ by the public sector lender the United Bank of India, meaning he will lose his director positions and be unable to borrow money. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Trouble for Mallya in India

Force India supremo Vijay Mallya has run into serious business trouble in his native India.

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya Amid the decline of his airline Kingfisher, the former billionaire has now been declared a ‘wilful defaulter’ by the public sector lender the United Bank of India. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Bank ‘not closed’ to higher Ecclestone settlement

Bernie Ecclestone looks set for new settlement talks.

2012-06-10_0439 After he ended his criminal troubles in Germany recently with a controversial $100 million payment, the F1 supremo’s legal troubles nonetheless went on when the Munich bank BayernLB rejected his EUR 25 million settlement offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Mar 12

India GP problems ‘money related’ – Ecclestone

“I am still trying for 2015″

2011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Sergio Perez 01 The promoter of India’s beleaguered formula one race breached its contract, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

No return to India in 2015 – Ecclestone

F1 will not be returning to India next year.

Indian Grand Prix The race near New Delhi, having joined the calendar in 2011, is absent from this season’s schedule mainly because of the sport’s issues with the Indian tax situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Law change paves road for India GP return

India has moved a step towards securing its return to the formula one calendar.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 05 New Delhi hosted three races between 2011 and last year, but the grand prix will be absent from the Buddh circuit this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Ecclestone still thinks V6 switch bad idea

“I think it is a mistake, but I don’t think it is going to change formula one”

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (6)F1’s V8 engines have already roared for the last time, but Bernie Ecclestone still thinks moving to turbo V6s next year is a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

No penalty after Vettel ‘donuts’ in Abu Dhabi

“That’s going to cost somebody some money.”

Sebastian Vettel - quadruple champion du monde F1Sebastian Vettel will not have to spend a penny after doing more victory ‘donuts’ in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Vettel could marry girlfriend Hanna

Sebastian Vettel could marry his long-term girlfriend Hanna Prater.

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99026The Cologne tabloid Express quoted the German, who last weekend dedicated his fourth title to his girlfriend, as admitting that wedding bells might soon chime. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

2012 alternator gremlin not returned – Renault

Renault engine mercifully survived the problem

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (4)Red Bull designer Adrian Newey this week said he didn’t know if the team’s alternator problems of 2012 have now resurfaced. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Webber’s problems no conspiracy – Newey

Christian Horner doesn’t think Webber is simply harder on his equipment

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99015 Adrian Newey has dismissed suggestions Mark Webber’s reliability problems are something other than just bad luck. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

FIA checks Red Bull for bending floor

Another secret of Red Bull’s dominance in the second half of the season is emerging.

2013-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99000 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said former Stewart and Jaguar designer Gary Anderson, now a technical pundit for the BBC, floated the theory about the RB9. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing secure double title wins with crushing victory in India

Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins Indian Grand Prix to secure 2013 drivers’ title

VETTEL AND INFINITI RED BULL RACING SECURE DOUBLE TITLE WINS WITH CRUSHING VICTORY IN INDIARenault powered Sebastian Vettel to victory in today’s Indian Grand Prix, securing his fourth drivers’ world title in four years. The 25 points added to Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s tally and clinched the team the constructors’ championship for the fourth consecutive year.

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Oct 28

F1’s uneasy relationship with its tyre supplier Pirelli became even more strained in India.

Pirelli situation became even more strained in India

2013-10-25 - Pirelli  - 0009At the tail end of the Italian marque’s highly controversial 2013 campaign, the tyre situation was stark in India as the soft or ‘option’ tyre failed to last more than a few mere laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Perez hints McLaren’s 2014 decision ‘made’

Sergio Perez on Sunday hinted the decision about his future has now been “made”.

2013-06-06_0095Until now, McLaren has only said the Mexican – who switched from Sauber at the end of last year – is likely to remain Jenson Button’s teammate in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Raikkonen, Ferrari, not ‘worried’ about 2013 form

“Otherwise I wouldn’t have made the decision if I didn’t think it was right for myself”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 05Ahead of their 2014 reunion, Ferrari and Kimi Raikkonen insist they are not worried about one another’s worrying run of poor form. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

F1 staying loud as green, ‘silent’ series looms

“Bernie has absolutely insisted that there can be no compromise on noise.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineAs a new ‘silent’ series gears up, formula one is on a mission to stay as loud as it can in a new, greener world. Read the rest of this entry »

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