Tag Archive: Vijay Mallya

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Force India finally confirms Perez for 2015

Force India on Saturday finally confirmed that Sergio Perez is staying at the team in 2015.

2014-06-06_0067 The Silverstone based team, having already announced Nico Hulkenberg, said Mexican Perez has now agreed a “multi-year contract”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

GP2 champion Palmer gets Force India test

Force India is giving new GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer his F1 break

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) We reported this week that although the 23-year-old won the sport’s feeder category this year, he is unlikely to make his F1 debut next year or even complete returning Caterham’s lineup for the Abu Dhabi finale this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Force India financial rumours must ‘stop’ – Mallya

Vijay Mallya has played down the latest reports questioning the financial health of his F1 team Force India

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya 2 Newspaper reports in the last days have suggested the auditors of the Silverstone based team’s parent company doubt the viability of Force India as a “going concern” due to mounting debts. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Future still clouded for three small teams

But a meeting at Interlagos late on Saturday broke with no solution in place.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 teams A week after the boycott threats of Austin, struggling teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber travelled to Brazil apparently close to a ‘fighting fund’ bailout that would secure their future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Mallya says Force India to ‘absolutely’ keep Perez

With Nico Hulkenberg already signed up for 2015, all eyes at Force India are now on Sergio Perez.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 The 24-year-old brings key Mexican backing to the Silverstone based team, but he has scored less than 40 per cent of Force India’s points so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Boycott threat emerges as next teams face collapse

Battle lines are being drawn as F1 reacts to the ‘crisis’ of collapsing teams.

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo But Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko declared unequivocally ahead of the US grand prix: “We are ready.” He was referring to the concept of three-car teams, as he admitted to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that it might cost the sport’s big players up to $30 million each. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Van der Garde hints at 2015 race seat

Making noises about his own prospects for next season

2014-06-05_0225 Just as news about Nico Hulkenberg emerged on Monday, Giedo van der Garde dropped a big hint about his own future in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Nico Hulkenberg continues with Sahara Force India for 2015

Sahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to confirm that Nico Hulkenberg will continue to race with team for 2015.
06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team The 27-year-old German returned to Sahara Force India at the start of 2014 and has enjoyed his most successful Formula One season to date. With points finishes in 13 races, including four fifth place finishes, Nico remains one of the most exciting drivers on the Formula One grid.

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Sep 26

Time short for three-car teams in 2015 – McLaren

Time is running short if formula one needs three-car teams to bolster dwindling grid numbers in 2015.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 That is the claim of Eric Boullier, boss of the McLaren team, presumably one of the richer outfits that would be called upon by Bernie Ecclestone to pick up the slack should some struggling teams collapse over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one.

2014-06-05_0038 Amid rumours up to three or four teams are in financial peril, Bernie Ecclestone said in Singapore that the sport would fill the grid gaps by requiring top teams to move from two to three-car operations as soon as 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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