Tag Archive: Vijay Mallya

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 05

Perez says Hulkenberg ‘strongest F1 teammate’

Sergio Perez has singled out Nico Hulkenberg as “the strongest teammate I’ve had in formula one”.

2014-06-06_0067 Having moved from McLaren after a disappointing single season with the struggling British giant, Mexican Perez switched to Force India and was paired for 2014 with Sauber refugee Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

No F1 ‘popularity’ crisis meeting for now – report

F1 chiefs have now cancelled until further notice a scheduled meeting of the newly-formed ‘popularity working group’.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 01 teams Originally scheduled for last Thursday, it was called off when Mercedes’ Toto Wolff had to see a doctor after falling ill in the wake of his recent cycling crash. 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 »

Jul 29

Ecclestone says F1 to scrap 2015 grid restarts

“We do not need Flavio.  We can do it ourselves”

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will abandon its highly controversial plan for standing re-starts after safety car periods from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Mallya happy with Force India drivers

Drivers at Force India and Williams appear unlikely to feature in this year’s F1 ‘silly season’.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 01 He may now be an ‘ex-billionaire’ as his airline sinks, and he is set to begin the new financial year by facing court in India as an alleged ‘wilful defaulter’, but Vijay Mallya’s Force India team is doing well in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

F1 teams could lose alcohol sponsors – report

Struggling F1 teams could be dealt another financial blow.

2014-05-22 - McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Johnnie Walker - Jenson Button There are reports that the European Union is considering banning alcohol sponsorships in sport. Some years ago, F1 had to deal with the loss of tobacco millions, even though Ferrari continues to be quietly backed by Marlboro parent Philip Morris. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Mallya denies debt, jail hurting Force India image

Vijay Mallya has distanced Force India from the travails of the Silverstone based team’s co-owners.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 For one, the Indian’s struggling airline, Kingfisher, is grounded and in debt. “My airline is a corporation,” Mallya insisted on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Police to arrest Force India sponsor Sahara chief

After a non-bailable warrant for his arrest was issued by the supreme court

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Nico Hulkenberg - Subrata Roy Sahara 01 Amid team supremo Vijay Mallya’s high-profile problems, it emerges that another key Force India figure is also in major trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Force India colours to race in GP2

“It’s the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers”

2014-02-07 - SFi_GP2_2014Force India’s distinctive orange and green colours will appear on the GP2 grid in 2014, following an agreement with the German team Hilmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Force India to have unique chassis ‘hump’ – report

The unloved ‘step noses’ of 2012 mainly disappeared last year

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamForce India will feature Telmex colours in 2014 and an unique ‘hump’ on the top of the monocoque, the Italian publication Omnicorse reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Perez hopes to impress ‘top team’ in 2014

“Hopefully I can do that and have another chance in a top team in a winning car.”

2013-06-09_0551 Force India has completed its all-new 2014 driver lineup, confirming Sergio Perez as Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Sutil, di Resta moving on after Force India axe

Both of Force India’s race drivers this year are now looking for new jobs.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil The Silverstone based team is heading into 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg alongside Sergio Perez, ousting both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Force India looks set to announce the identity of Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate for 2014.

Force India to announce Hulkenberg’s teammate

20130705-0010The Silverstone based team told its 165,000 followers on Twitter that supremo Vijay Mallya will take part “in a very special media event in London” on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Hulkenberg spotted in Force India talks

The possibility of a return to Force India for Nico Hulkenberg has grown.

2013-06-09_0425It was believed the Silverstone based team was not an option for the German, as he had annoyed supremo Vijay Mallya by deciding to leave for Sauber after just a single season together in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Maldonado beats Hulkenberg to Lotus seat – reports

Nico Hulkenberg looks set to miss out on the Lotus race seat for 2014.

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03Team boss Eric Boullier has admitted the German is his preferred choice to replace Kimi Raikkonen. 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 »

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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