Tag Archive: Indian grand prix

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 »

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Mar 07

India GP wants meeting to pursue 2015 return

“At the moment, India won’t be on for next year for sure” – Ecclestone

Indian Grand Prix The promoter of the Indian grand prix has vowed to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and try to get the New Delhi race back on the 2015 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Nov 02

Unpaid Raikkonen threatens to boycott Lotus

“(Team owner) Gerard Lopez is in negotiations with Kimi.”

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 03Eric Boullier has confirmed that Lotus is still behind in its payments to Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Raikkonen won’t give up fights with Grosjean – manager

“I’ve never heard of a driver being spoken to like that”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 02In a further sign that Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus is dead in the water with three races still to run in 2013, his manager says the radio rudeness in India last Sunday was unprecedented. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Oct 29

Lotus apologises after Permane death threats

“This radio message could have been sent in a less emotional way.” – Eric Boullier

2011-05-20 - Lotus Renault GP - Spain - Alan Permane - Eric Boullier 01Lotus has apologised after an expletive-laden exchange on the radio with Kimi Raikkonen during the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

FIA summons Vettel after title ‘donuts’

The Red Bull driver broke a fundamental rule about taking his car straight to ‘parc ferme’

Sebastian Vettel - Inde - photo Getty ImagesSebastian Vettel spent some of his first moments as a quadruple world champion-elect in the stewards office after Sunday’s Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

Massa went against advised Ferrari strategy

“I made a different decision to them”

2013-10-26 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 0007Felipe Massa has revealed he passed over Ferrari’s advice in devising his race strategy for the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Court rules India GP can go ahead

Axe unlikely to fall on 2013 India GP

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09This weekend’s Indian grand prix is going ahead. Earlier, a public campaigner appealed to the supreme court for an injunction against proceedings at the Buddh circuit, on the basis race organisers have not paid enough tax. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg swaps his Formula One car for a bus to give youngsters a moment of magic at the Indian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG Petronas star Rosberg welcomes Laureus to Buddh track

2013-10-24 - Laureus - Nico Rosberg‘The work Laureus does to support projects like Magic Bus is wonderful, especially in India where so many have to struggle. I found it moving listening to their stories’ – says Nico Rosberg Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

Indian court to hear plea to axe weekend’s race

“We will hear the petition tomorrow

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 07An Indian court will on Friday hear a petition to cancel this weekend’s formula one race near New Delhi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 23

Official fears 2013 to be India’s last GP

“We’re hoping sales will increase as the race nears”

Buddh International CircuitThis weekend’s Indian grand prix could be the last, concerned motor sport chief Vicky Chandhok has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Aug 09

2014 absence for India ‘not good’ – Stewart

“This year’s race is crucial”

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Paul di Resta 04Sitting out next year’s F1 calendar is “not a good message” being sent by organisers of the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Jul 30

Korea to join India in F1 exile – reports

Korea is in doubt

Korean Grand Prix aerialThe Korean grand prix looks set to join India in F1 exile, as Bernie Ecclestone trims the 2014 calendar to a maximum of 20 races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

India slams F1 race demise rumours

“This is totally baseless and malicious.”

BuddhInternational CircuitThe promoter of the Indian grand prix on Wednesday slammed rumours the race may fall off the calendar after 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Nov 01

Grosjean ‘deserves’ Lotus seat – Boullier

Lotus looks set to complete its 2013 driver lineup with Romain Grosjean.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 002012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean - Eric BoullierThe team this week confirmed officially that Kimi Raikkonen is staying next year, but the announcement made no mention of Lotus’ plans for Frenchman Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

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