Tag Archive: New Delhi

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 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 »

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 »

Oct 24

F1 to farewell India amid flood of bad press

“We have not been able to sell F1 well enough in these parts”

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 07India looks set to bow out of formula one amid a flood of bad press, as it emerges McLaren mechanics have been armed with mosquito repellent to get them through this weekend’s unloved grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Oct 28

Mallya hits back at media hostility at home GP

Vijay Mallya was not in a good mood when he was swamped by Indian media at his home grand prix.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 012012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 02The Indian billionaire had been branded an “absconder” by some of his countrymen as he holed up in London amid his ailing airline Kingfisher’s crisis. But he arrived at the Buddh circuit near New Delhi on Saturday, and immediately had to face a barrage of questions including whether his private Airbus had been “seized” by unpaid airline authorities. 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 27

McLaren defends mosquito-ridden hotel

Jenson Button’s manager has admitted he is concerned about McLaren’s accommodation for the Indian grand prix weekend.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Jenson Button 052012-06-09_0028Earlier, we reported that mosquitoes are a problem at McLaren’s hotel, particularly with hundreds of New Delhi locals having contracted the deadly Dengue fever. McLaren is staying at the Hilton, which is a sponsor of the British team. “The Hilton is really nice and the people there are friendly and helpful,” Button’s manager Richard Goddard is quoted by the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

‘Mozzies’ a buzzword in the Buddh paddock

Mosquitoes are a problem at the Indian grand prix this weekend, the local Times of India reports.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 052011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 07The newspaper said Jenson Button swatted one as he spoke to reporters at the Buddh circuit, near the capital New Delhi, on Thursday. “Oh, I got that mozzie,” the Briton laughed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Ferrari uses F1 cars for political message in India

Ferrari has waded right into a political debate by vowing to display the flag of the Italian navy on its formula one cars in India this weekend.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 042012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando AlonsoThe famous team said the move is “in the hope that the Indian and Italian authorities will soon find a solution” to a situation involving two Italian sailors. Media reports said the sailors were being held by Indian authorities on murder charges, following the fatal shooting of two Indian fisherman mistaken for Somali pirates. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Marussia F1 Team to give Max Chilton practice chance in Abu Dhabi

That Friday feeling

GP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)12 - Marussia F1 TeamAs preparations begin for Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi, the Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it will be providing new Reserve Driver Max Chilton with the chance to demonstrate his potential in a competitive race weekend environment by taking part in next Friday’s Free Practice 1 session in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Roberto Merhi’s world tour

It is the time to reap the harvest of a spectacular 2011 season for Roberto Merhi.

Roberto Merhi - AutosportF3 - Zandvoort - Roberto MerhiThe Spanish driver claimed victory in the world’s two most important Formula 3 championships this year, the Euro Series and the FIA International Trophy, and has accordingly picked up international plaudits.

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Nov 03

Vettel must devise new helmet livery for Abu Dhabi

Italians think title record possible for Vettel

Sebastien Vettel Inde2011-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (1)Sebastian Vettel has a crucial task to complete before next weekend’s Abu Dhabi grand prix. After every race victory, the Red Bull driver retires his helmet design, adding it to a growing personal collection.

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Nov 01

‘Normal’ tyres made India GP boring – analysis

TV commentators want windows for 2012 India GP

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 012011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 02Dust and tyres — that is why Sunday’s Indian grand prix was not a thriller. Overall, formula one enjoyed its inaugural visit to the chaos and culture of New Delhi and the likeable new Buddh circuit, but the race itself was not a classic.

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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 12

Sahara India Pariwar announces co-ownership of the Force India Formula One Team with Dr. Vijay Mallya

Sahara India Pariwar will be investing approximately USD 100 mn into the Force India Formula One Team

Sahara Force India logo 2Sahara Force India logo 1Sahara India Pariwar, a leading promoter and patron of sports in India, today announced an equity investment in the Force India Formula One Team, India’s only F1 team. Subsequent to subscribing to new shares, Sahara India Pariwar will be investing approximately USD 100 mn into the Force India Formula One Team. With this investment both the Sahara India Pariwar and Dr. Mallya will own 42.5% each in the team. The Mol family’s equity will be at 15%.

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Sep 07

11 dead in attack on F1 host city Delhi

11 people are dead and scores injured after a briefcase bomb exploded

Horizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.Flagworld - F1On the month before the city’s inaugural Indian grand prix, New Delhi is on Wednesday reeling from one of its worst terrorist attacks.

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