Tag Archive: Indian GP

Jul 31

Ecclestone still wants F1 future for India – Chandhok

Dropping off the 2014 calendar does not mean India’s F1 dream is over.

BuddhInternational CircuitThat is the claim of Karun Chandhok, one of only two Indians to ever race in formula one, and the son of the Indian motor sport chief Vicky. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Organiser admits no Indian GP in 2014

Race organisers on Tuesday confirmed the Indian grand prix will not be held in 2014.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 06Earlier, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone – under pressure to limit the calendar to a maximum of 20 grands prix – admitted the race outside New Delhi is the first to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Axed India could return in 2015 – Chandhok

India, set to lose its place on the 2014 calendar, could return the year after.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09That is the claim of Vicky Chandhok, the president of the Indian motor sport federation, who works closely with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Alonso furious at Ferrari in India – report

Fernando Alonso almost lost his temper ahead of last Sunday’s Indian grand prix, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reports.

2012-06-09_13552012-06-08_0376The newspaper said the Spaniard was furious after the Maranello based team’s technical boss Pat Fry blamed the drivers for a sub-standard qualifying performance. “The result reflects our current potential,” said Fry after Alonso qualified fifth in India. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Ecclestone would consider another Indian GP

Ecclestone confirms Hockenheim talks over 2013

Hockenheimring Baden-WürttembergBuddhInternational CircuitF1 boss Bernie Ecclestone would consider letting in a second Indian race in the future. Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed reports Hockenheim could return to the F1 calendar in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

F1 world set to tackle ‘awkward’ Indian GP

“We were in shock last time around” – FIA official

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 06BuddhInternational CircuitThe just one-year-old Indian grand prix is already regarded as one of the most “awkward” stops on the annual calendar for formula one teams and the sport’s travelling circus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Vettel hopes Barrichello keeps Williams seat

World champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed he hopes Rubens Barrichello can extend his longest-ever formula one career into 2012.

Sebastian Vettel Champion 2011 2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 03At the age of 39, the Brazilian veteran of well over 300 grands prix has amassed a reported $5 million in personal sponsorship in the hope of clinging onto his Williams race seat for another season.

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Oct 24

No regrets after giving up NASCAR – Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan insists he does not regret gambling his future on an abortive return to formula one in 2011.

Narain Karthikeyan  2011-08-212011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01The Indian was settling comfortably in the NASCAR system last year before the opportunity arose to take his sponsors back to formula one with the struggling HRT team.

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Oct 22

Liuzzi, not Ricciardo, to sit out India

HRT on Saturday announced that it will be Vitantonio Liuzzi who sits out next weekend’s Indian grand prix.

Vitantonio Liuzzi - JapanBuddhInternational CircuitThe Spanish team had already said Indian Narain Karthikeyan would return to the grid for his country’s inaugural formula one race.

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Oct 18

Sauber F1 Team interview with CEO Monisha Kaltenborn Narang – Indian GP

Monisha Kaltenborn Narang: “The grand prix is good for India and good for Formula One”

2011-10-18 - Sauber F1 Team - Monisha Kaltenborn Narang 22011-10-18 - Sauber F1 Team - Monisha Kaltenborn Narang with race engineersSauber F1 Team CEO Monisha Kaltenborn Narang, the only woman to hold such a position in Formula One, was born in India and is looking forward to the inaugural grand prix in her native country.

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Oct 18

Angry farmers still threaten Indian GP

“There’s nothing alarming.  There’s no threat to the race”

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.BuddhInternational CircuitLess than two weeks before the inaugural Indian grand prix is scheduled to take place, disgruntled farmers are still threatening to disrupt it.

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Sep 29

Amul Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team at Indian GP

Amul is Asia’s largest milk brand

Amul logoThe Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Amul as an Official Partner at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Its logos will appear on the rear wing front face and on the drivers’ helmets.

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Sep 28

Concerns still linger over first Indian GP

A month before the inaugural race date, uncertainty still persists about the readiness of India’s new Buddh circuit.

BuddhInternational CircuitHorizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council said in Singapore that the organisers and Bernie Ecclestone are giving “positive” briefings about the Delhi venue. “We’re very happy, they’re doing a good job,” the F1 chief executive told the AP news agency on Saturday.

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Aug 18

Chandhok denies ruling out Indian GP race seat

Karun Chandhok has denied saying he definitely will not contest India’s inaugural formula one race in October.

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Karun Chandhok 002011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 04The Team Lotus reserve driver stepped in for Jarno Trulli at the Nurburgring recently and has consistently refused to rule out getting another one-off chance to race this season in his native India.

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Apr 07

No ‘Korea-type situation’ for Indian GP – Kafitz

“It is a wonderful circuit for spectators as well as for the drivers”

Horizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.An official of the new Indian grand prix has denied the Delhi venue could struggle to be ready for its inaugural October race later this year. The 5.1 kilometre Jaypee Group Circuit is currently under construction on 100 acres of land in the Uttar Pradesh state. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Ecclestone open to return of French GP (updated)

Ecclestone not worried Delhi to also bungle Indian GP

2010-06-12_0619Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is not opposed to the idea of France returning to the formula one calendar. Earlier this month it emerged that Magny Cours, the long-time scene of the country’s annual race between 1991 and 2008, is ramping up its efforts to return to the calendar by 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Law firm sues HRT for unpaid fees

 Chandhok needs cockpit before 2011 Indian GP

2010-09-03 - Hispania F1 Racing Team2010-04-03 - HRT F1 Team - Karun Chandhok 01A law firm has commenced legal action against formula one team HRT. According to Sport Business, the major international firm DLA Piper is pursuing the struggling Spanish outfit for unpaid legal fees dating back more than a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Chandhok says Indian GP not funding HRT seat

Secured his drive with Spanish team HRT with the help of $5m

2010-03-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 04Karun Chandhok has denied claims the group behind next year’s inaugural Indian grand prix is also funding his 2010 seat with the HRT team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Roadblock for 2011 Indian GP

The matter has now been referred to the state government.

A roadblock in the form of a cemetery is holding up preparations for India’s debut formula one race. Organisers have selected a site 40km from the capital Delhi for the 2011 grand prix, but in the proposed vicinity is a cremation ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Ecclestone eyes Indian sponsors for F1

Ecclestone insists Indian GP still on track

Bernie Ecclestone will attempt to stir the interest of the Indian corporate world when he visits the country next month. The F1 chief executive in October is scheduled to review the progress of the site of the future Indian grand prix, but he has vowed to take the opportunity to also look into how to attract more Indian sponsors to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »