Tag Archive: Times of India

Jan 20

Vettel ‘not afraid’ of Alonso head-to-head

“Maybe someday I will be on the same team with Kimi or Fernando”

2013-10-25 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99000 Sebastian Vettel insists he is not afraid to go head-to-head with one of F1’s very best drivers, hinting his next move could be to Ferrari. 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 »

Feb 14

Mallya’s Kingfisher close to collapse – reports

Force India boss Vijay Mallya’s grounded airline Kingfisher appears close to folding.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 022011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 03Respected business newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, said plans by Kingfisher’s lenders to recall loans is “likely to cause severe financial strain” across Mallya’s entire portfolio. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

HRT drivers deny car unsafe for last races

Pedro de la Rosa on Thursday denied there are fears his HRT car is unsafe.

2012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Pedro de la Rosa 012012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa - Dani Clos - Narain Kartikheyan 01Amid the struggling Spanish team’s push for survival, it was reported in Spain this week that engineers fear a lack of resources has contributed to worrying technical failures at recent races. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ecclestone pushing for F1 ‘budget cap’

Ecclestone now concedes V6s arriving in 2014

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (5)2012-06-07_0277Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is pushing to introduce a ‘budget cap’ in formula one. Bernie Ecclestone has all but conceded that F1 will say goodbye to its familiar V8 engines late next year. 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 26

Grosjean happy to ‘lose places’ to avoid start crashes

Romain Grosjean has vowed to continue his overly-cautious approach to the start of grands prix.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 062012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 05The Frenchman was noticeably guarded on the run to the first corner in Korea two weeks ago, having been reportedly warned that more start crashes could mean a multiple-race ban, or possibly even the loss of his Lotus seat for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Good and bad news for F1’s Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya, the owner and boss of the Force India team, had good and bad news on Thursday.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 022011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 03The good news was that embarrassing protests planned for the Indian grand prix by grounded and unpaid staff of his ailing Kingfisher airline have been called off. That’s because he struck a salary deal with the disgruntled workers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Kobayashi downbeat as Sauber career fades

Kamui Kobayashi is sounding increasingly resigned about bowing out of formula one at the end of the season.

2012-10-23 - Sauber F1 Team - oerlikon - Kamui Kobayashi - Suzuka2012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi 03The exciting Japanese, who got his break with Toyota at the end of 2009 and was then snapped up by Sauber, admitted recently he has been told to find some backing or risk losing the seat at the Swiss team for 2013. “Unfortunately my plan for next year is not fixed yet, but of course I will do my best,” he told his Twitter followers this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

‘No regrets’ after Chandhok’s short F1 career

Karun Chandhok insists he has no regrets despite having to look back on a short formula one career.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Karun Chandhok - Vicky Chandhok 012011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Karun Chandhok 02With F1 returning to his native India this weekend, thee 28-year-old insists he is not disappointed that his new foray is sports car racing. Chandhok raced part of the season for HRT in 2010 until he switched to Caterham (then Lotus) as reserve driver, even standing in for Jarno Trulli in Germany mid last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

‘Silly season’ explodes at Spa

After the long summer break, formula one has regrouped at Spa-Francorchamps to discover the ‘silly season’ in a higher gear than ever.

2012-03-18 - Dimanche2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99000Having earlier suggested he might stay with Sauber in 2013, Sergio Perez has suddenly been quoted by a Spanish newspaper as saying Ferrari is “obviously” an option. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Karthikeyan not guaranteed full season at HRT

Narain Karthikeyan is not guaranteed his HRT seat for the whole of the 2012 season.

2012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Narain Karthikeyan 012011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 08Following what the reporter referred to as a ‘chat’ with the Indian driver, the Times of India claimed Karthikeyan is “a million euros” short of a contract that will see him definitely race through November’s Brazil finale.

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Mar 29

FIA ‘not aware’ of penalty risk for obscene Vettel gesture

F1’s governing body has played down claims Sebastian Vettel faces a penalty for his behaviour during the Malaysian grand prix.

Flagworld - FIA2012-03-22 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 299004After the race, the reigning world champion dismissed HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan as an “idiot” following their on-track collision. On-board footage subsequently proved that Red Bull driver Vettel, 24, twice showed his Indian driver a ‘middle finger’ salute. Reports in Germany suggested the behaviour was a breach of the stricter code of conduct under FIA president Jean Todt, with the German theoretically facing anything from a warning to the revocation of his superlicense. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Raikkonen would have stayed in F1 in 2010

Raikkonen’s managers now take a back seat

2012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Räikkönen  Lotus (photo -LAT)Kimi Raikkonen has argued he is back in the mood for F1 by revealing he would have kept racing in 2010. “I was never planning to leave the sport in the first place,” the 2007 world champion told the Times of India.  “I had a contract for 2010 anyway.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Chandhok to be paid in 2012 ‘for a change’

2012 will be a novel season for Karun Chandhok as the Indian prepares to collect a pay-packet.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Karun Chandhok 012011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 01After two seasons of paying to race with HRT (2010) and serving as Team Lotus’ reserve driver (2011), the 27-year-old will actually be paid as he contests FIA endurance sports car races with the JRM team this year.

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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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Oct 28

F1 world adjusts to new surroundings in India

Stray dogs and Bob Marley in India

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.The F1 world is continuing to adjust to its new surroundings in India. Bruno Senna revealed to O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper that he is carrying around in his pocket a bottle of disinfectant.

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Sep 15

Rosberg denied visa for Indian GP – report

Nico Rosberg is reportedly yet to receive a visa to enter India for the country’s inaugural formula one grand prix.

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Nico Rosberg 07Horizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.That is the claim of the Times of India, revealing that other F1 team members and journalists are experiencing simular difficulties whilst preparing to travel to Delhi next month.

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Sep 14

India GP ramps up security after Delhi bomb

‘No decision’ yet over India GP tax threat

BuddhInternational CircuitHorizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.The Noida regional government is ramping up security arrangements for next month’s inaugural Indian grand prix. Concerns about the safety of the event were raised last week when a briefcase bomb in nearby Delhi killed 12 people and injured 76.

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Sep 01

Whiting happy after India track inspection

The FIA official also reportedly “expressed confidence that the inaugural Indian grand prix will be a huge success”.

2008-06-05_0049BuddhInternational CircuitCharlie Whiting inspected the Buddh circuit on Thursday and indicated that the new Delhi venue is on track to host India’s inaugural grand prix next month.

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