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December 23, 2011
Fernando Alonso and wife split after 5 years
Fernando Alonso has announced his split from his pop star wife Raquel del Rosario after five years of marriage.
December 19, 2011
Karthikeyan hoping his F1 career not over
Narain Karthikeyan has not given up hope of racing in Formula One next year despite there being only two clear vacancies remaining and a long list of rivals for them.
December 17, 2011
Argentina readying to host F1 race in 2014
Argentina, which last hosted a Formula One Grand Prix in 1998, could be back on the calendar from 2014 when a new track near Buenos Aires is completed.
December 16, 2011
Di Resta, Hulkenberg to race for Sahara Force India
Britain's Paul di Resta and Germany's Nico Hulkenberg will race for Sahara Force India next season, the Formula One team said on Friday. Hulkenberg will replace compatriot Adrian Sutil at the Silverstone-based team.
Trainer leaves Vettel for women's ice hockey
The trainer singled out by Sebastian Vettel for special praise after the Red Bull driver won his second Formula One title this year has decided to return to Finland to coach a women's ice hockey team.
December 10, 2011
Vettel crowned World champion at FIA Awards Gala
German driver Sebastian Vettel was awarded the World Champion trophy for the second consecutive year, while Sameer Gaur of Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) received the Formula One Promotional Trophy for hosting a successful inaugural Indian Grand Prix at a glittering FIA Prize Giving Gala ceremony.
F1 is a sport as good as any other: Karthikeyan
Amidst debate over the 'elitist' nature of Formula One and whether it qualifies to be a sport at all, Indian racing star Narain Karthikeyan, on Saturday, said that F1 is a sport as good as any other and the drivers involved in it work really hard.
December 09, 2011
Sauber to follow Ferrari out of FOTA
Sauber are to follow Ferrari and champions Red Bull out of the Formula One teams' association FOTA in a broadening rupture over cost-cutting measures in the sport.
December 07, 2011
Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix set for Oct 28
After the stupendous success of this year's inaugural edition, next season's Indian Grand Prix Formula One race will be held on October 28 at the Buddha International Circuit at Greater Noida.
Formula One 2012: Bahrain and US GP remain on
"The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar was confirmed as previously published," the International Automobile Federation said in a statement issued after a World Motor Sport Council meeting in New Delhi.
December 05, 2011
Rowland earns McLaren F1 test
British teenager Oliver Rowland will have a Formula One test with McLaren after collecting a coveted Autosport award previously won by the likes of Jenson Button and David Coulthard.
December 03, 2011
Ferrari, Red Bull withdraw from FOTA
World Champions Red Bull and rivals Ferrari will withdraw from the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) after failure to reach agreement over cost cutting measures.
December 02, 2011
Maldonado signs up for Williams in 2012
Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will race for Williams again next season with Finland's Valtteri Bottas handed the role of reserve, the Formula One team said on Thursday.
November 30, 2011
I never lost passion for F1, says Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen has said he will return to Formula One next season fully motivated and with his passion for the sport undimmed after two years away.
November 29, 2011
Raikkonen to make F1 return with Lotus
Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will make his return to Formula One in 2012 after signing a two-year contract with Lotus Renault, the team said on Tuesday.
November 28, 2011
Red Bull laugh off gearbox suspicions
Formula One champions Red Bull scoffed at suggestions they manipulated Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix to hand Mark Webber a first victory of the season.
Hamilton hugs Massa to end feud
Lewis Hamilton ended a long-running Formula One feud with Felipe Massa on Sunday by walking up to the Ferrari driver after the Brazilian Grand Prix and giving him a hug.
Brazilian GP- Dream come true for Sutil
Adrian Sutil could not have signed off the season in a better way as he achieved both the goals set for the Brazilian Grand Prix -- beating a Mercedes car and finishing ninth in drivers' championship.
Brazilian GP: Webber registers his first win of season
Mark Webber led a Red Bull one-two in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to celebrate his first victory of the year in the last race of the Formula One season.
Brazil GP: Top-10 finish for Force India's Sutil, Di Resta
Sahara Force India ended the 2011 Formula One season on a high as Adrian Sutil finished sixth and Paul di Resta eighth to earn 12 points for the team in the Brazilian Grand Prix, which Red Bull's Mark Webber won to record his first victory of the calendar.
November 27, 2011
Webber wins Brazilian Grand Prix
Mark Webber led a Red Bull one-two in Brazil on Sunday to celebrate his first victory of the year in the last race of the Formula One season.
November 26, 2011
Vettel takes record pole in Brazil
Red Bull's double Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel roared to a record 15th pole position of the season at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday.
November 25, 2011
Nicole boost for Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said he was ready for a new beginning in Brazil at the end of the Formula One season and spoke on Thursday of his hope of re-kindling his romance with singer Nicole Scherzinger.
November 24, 2011
Kubica to miss start of 2012 F1 season
Renault's Robert Kubica will miss the start of the 2012 Formula One season after the Polish driver conceded that he would not have regained full fitness following a near-fatal accident in February.
November 18, 2011
Why Lewis Hamilton hasn't yet gotten out of jail free
Hamilton will need to sparkle a lot brighter than that to start winning back his shine, says Raja Sen.
November 17, 2011
Buddh International Circuit wins Global Award
Buddh International Circuit, which played host to India's first Formula One Grand Prix on October 30, has been awarded the 'Motorsport Facility of the Year' award at the Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011, held in Cologne, Germany.
November 16, 2011
Debris may have caused Vettel puncture: Pirelli
Pirelli have ruled out a structural failure of their tyre as the cause of Sebastian Vettel's sudden puncture at last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
November 15, 2011
Hamilton dedicates victory to his mother
Lewis Hamilton, always his own fiercest critic, gave himself a pat on the back on Sunday after delivering one of his most satisfying Formula One wins to his mother as a birthday present.
November 14, 2011
Cruel luck ends Vettel's Abu Dhabi streak
Double Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered his first retirement in more than a year on Sunday after a sudden tyre blowout at the first corner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
November 13, 2011
Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton wins, rare retirement for Vettel
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull's double Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel suffered his first race retirement in more than a year.
Abu Dhabi GP: Top-10 finish for Sutil and Resta
Adrian Sutil finished a creditable eighth, just ahead of team-mate Paul di Resta at the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Sahara Force India recorded its third double top-10 finish of the season to consolidate its sixth position on the constructors' championship, in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday. Hamilton wins in Abu Dhabi
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull's double Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel suffered his first race retirement in more than a year.
November 12, 2011
Vettel equals Mansell's pole record
Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Saturday, equalling Nigel Mansell's 1992 record of 14 in a single season. US Grand Prix in Austin looks doubtful, says Ecclestone
Next year's scheduled US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, is looking doubtful, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday. F1 rivals would welcome 'raver' Raikkonen's return
Kimi Raikkonen's possible Formula One comeback would liven up the post-race party scene as well as adding a sixth world champion to the starting grid, rivals agree.
Sutil still clueless about his future with Force India
He was supposed to know his fate with Force India by now but Adrian Sutil is still clueless as to whether he would be competing for it next season and the German driver has no idea why it is taking so long for the outfit to decide.
November 11, 2011
Venezuelan Cecotto to test drive for Force India
Venezuelan driver Johnny Cecotto Junior will test for Sahara Force India at the upcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi next week, completing the team's line-up alongside Max Chilton of England.
November 10, 2011
Banker fell in love with F1 lifestyle: Ecclestone
Gerhard Gribkowsky, an ex-BayernLB banker, is on trial charged with selling Formula One rights in return for a bribe, with the involvement of Ecclestone.
November 04, 2011
F1 team name changes approved
Formula One stakeholders approved name changes for the Renault, Team Lotus and Virgin Racing teams at a commission meeting in Geneva on Thursday.
November 02, 2011
Virgin F1 team seeks name change to Marussia
Virgin Racing want to change their name to Marussia next season to more accurately reflect the Formula One team's current ownership structure.
November 01, 2011
Alternating races could ease crowded F1 calendar
Alternation of circuits and team personnel could be the way forward for Formula One to add new races to a crowded calendar without losing existing ones.
F1 teams eye Indian sponsorship pie
The indifference shown by the majority of India's deep-pocketed corporates towards Formula One has baffled team bosses who expect them to warm to the sport following the success of last weekend's inaugural Indian Grand Prix. The big moment from Sunday's Grand Prix of India
As the strains of Jana Gana Mana reverberated, there was, says Raja Sen, a shared moment of immense, overwhelming pride at the Buddh International Circuit.
October 31, 2011
We were running out of time: BIC architect
German architect Hermann Tilke, who designed the Buddh International Circuit for the inaugural Indian F1 Grand Prix, said it was a big challenge to get the track ready in time and he was afraid of missing the deadline. PHOTOS: Formula One stamps its mark on India
Some of the best images from the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.
Inaugural Indian Grand Prix exceeds expectations
Formula One and India have the makings of a long and happy relationship after an inaugural grand prix that exceeded expectations.
Hamilton too hard on himself, says McLaren boss
McLaren have told Lewis Hamilton to be less hard on himself after an inaugural Indian Grand Prix that again had the 2008 Formula One champion apologising profusely to team and sponsors.
Team by team analysis of the Indian GP
Team by team analysis of Sunday's inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order).
Waving chequered flag a memorable experience, says Sachin
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, a self-confessed Formula One fan, has described waving the chequered flag at the end of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix here as a memorable experience in his life.
95,000 crowd for inaugural Indian GP
A bevy of dignitaries, filmstars and cricketers were among the 95,000-odd crowd that thronged the Buddh International Circuit to witness the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, in Greater Noida, on Sunday.
October 30, 2011
Hamilton and Massa feud flares again
Feuding foes Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa were poles apart at the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday despite their magnetic attraction on the racetrack pulling stronger than ever.
Vettel praises organisers of Indian Grand Prix
Double world champion and winner of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was full of praise for the newly-built Buddh International Circuit and lauded the organisers for coming up with the spanking track in such a short time.
Force India will go down in record books: Mallya
Sahara Force India team principal Vijay Mallya was a satisfied man after his team achieved the target of registering points in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil managing to bring home the car inside the top 10 bracket, in Greater Noida, on Sunday.
Karthikeyan, relieved and satisfied after Indian GP
The only Indian driver in the fray, Narain Karthikeyan was a very satisfied and relived man, on Sunday, despite uncertainty over his future in the next Formula One season. PHOTOS: Vettel reigns at inaugural Indian GP
World Champion Sebastian Vettel asserted his supremacy by comfortably winning the action-packed inaugural Indian F1 Grand Prix while home team Sahara Force India earned two points through Adrian Sutil'sninth place finish, in Greater Noida, on Sunday.
'Who is Tendulkar? Is he a very rich man?'
Sachin Tendulkar may be a world-renowned figure in the cricketing circle but for a few foreign journalists and photographers, the iconic batsman still remains an unknown figure.
Winners remember Wheldon, Simoncelli
The podium finishers of the inaugural India Grand Prix, on Sunday, remembered IndyCar racer Dan Wheldon and Moto GP rider Marco Simoncelli who died recently in car crashes, with second-placed Jenson Button dedicating the race to the two drivers. Tendulkar waves chequered flag as Vettel emerges champion
Sachin Tendulkar, a self-confessed Formula One fan, waved the chequered flag at the end of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, which newly-crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel won at the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday.
Vettel wins inaugural Indian Grand Prix
Red Bull's double world champion Sebastian Vettel ran away with the inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday for his 11th victory in 17 races this season.
'India needs more infrastructure to produce F1 champ'
Formula One might have made its debut in the cricket-crazy nation with the inaugural Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit but the country needs to build more motorsports infrastructure to produce world champions, feels legendary driver Sir Jackie Stewart.
Images: Tendulkar meets Schumacher and Ecclestone
A self-confessed Formula One fan, Sachin Tendulkar met seven-time world champion and 'dear friend' Michael Schumacher at the Mercedes team building ahead of this afternoon's inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton accepts the risks of racing
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has said he accepts the risk of dying in a Formula One car as he follows his passion for racing to the limit.
October 29, 2011
Dhoni to attend Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday?
His love for speed is no secret and India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday hinted that he might witness India's first Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. First F1 party devoid of stars, racers
Even after being one of the most awaited events of the year, the first day of the Formula One after-party lacked star glamour with few celebs and no racers attending.
Don't want any favours from Red Bull: Webber
Mark Webber is not interested in taking favour from Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel to end his win drought this season, at Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.
Mallya set to announce 2012 Force India team
Within the next fortnight Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta will know whether they continue to remain Force India drivers next season or not, as Team Principal Vijay Mallya said he is due to convey his decision to the duo before next month's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
McLaren fly in reinforcements after 'Delhi Belly'
McLaren have had to fly in replacements from Britain after four members of their Formula One team fell sick at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Record man Vettel takes pole at Indian GP
Red Bull set a Formula One record of 16 pole positions in a season when double world champion Sebastian Vettel lapped fastest in qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Karthikeyan to start from last after 5-place penalty
Narain Karthikeyan was handed a five-place grid penalty for impeding Michael Schumacher's car during the qualifying race, which means that the Indian will have to start his home Formula One Grand Prix from the last position on the grid on Sunday. The Hindi film heroine who drove an F1 car
"I think F1's best watched on TV," says Gul Panag speaking from a train on her way to Ambala to spend time with her parents. A little over twenty four hours ago, on Thursday evening, she compered the official opening ceremony for the Indian Grand Prix.
Organisers snub Maken, not invited for Indian GP
Bollywood celebrities and cricket stars are set to grace the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on Sunday but one dignitary who would be conspicuous by his absence would be sports minister Ajay Maken who has not yet been invited for the high-profile event by the organisers. Vettel takes record pole for Red Bull
Red Bull set a Formula One record of 16 pole positions in a season when double world champion Sebastian Vettel lapped fastest in qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix Saturday.
October 28, 2011
Massa fastest for Ferrari on India debut
Felipe Massa was fastest for Ferrari Friday as Formula One's oldest team set the pace at the sport's newest circuit in practice for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. If the morning was a tale of Indian pride, stray dogs and Englishman Lewis Hamilton collecting a three place grid penalty for ignoring warning flags after setting the quickest lap, the afternoon ended a red letter day with a red car on top.
Global brands eager to cash in on Indian F1 GP
Formula One is not just a sport but a business too and the global brands associated with it are eager to tap the market in India with an eye on its vibrant economy and the ever-growing middle class population. Images: Penalty for Hamilton, drama from Alonso
's trackside analysis of the first practice session at the Buddh Internationa Circuit.
Hamilton, Perez handed grid penalties
Lewis Hamilton fell foul of the Formula One stewards once again Friday when he was handed a three-place penalty on the starting grid for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix after ignoring yellow warning flags in first practice.
Hamilton fastest in opening practice session
Mclaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in the opening practice session of the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International circuit.
Mallya defends decision of not having an Indian driver
Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has defended his decision of not having an Indian driver in his Formula One team.
Buddh track shines despite teething problems
Teething problems were evident at India's new Buddh International circuit but Formula One's boss declared that he is satisfied.
F1 drivers pay tribute to Wheldon, Simoncelli
Formula One drivers Jenson Button and Mark Webber will pay a special tribute to late British racer and friend Dan Wheldon at this weekend's inaugural Indian Grand Prix after a grim month for motorsport.
Button, Hamilton keen to win Indian GP
McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button said that they are keen to win the inaugural Indian Grand Prix and the remaining two races of the season so that they can lay a strong base for next year.
Organised chaos on Indian roads intrigues Vettel
Nothing Sebastian Vettel experiences on the track this weekend can match what the world champion has witnessed on India's roads.
Hamilton confirms split with girlfriend Nicole
Lewis Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that he and singer girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger had split.
Why Formula One turns me on
The first time you truly hear the primeval holler of a Formula One engine at full tilt, your jaw will drop, your pulse will pound like a gorilla on cocaine, and your nether regions will instantly, if only momentarily, stiffen and throb with the dramatic suddenness of utterly unexpected and overwhelming arousal.
October 27, 2011
I will convey my decision to Sutil soon: Mallya
Sahara Force India team principal Vijay Mallya, on Thursday, refused to reveal whether he will retain Adrian Sutil for the next season but said he would convey his decision to the German driver whenever he wants. Indian GP: Power failure interrupts press conference
The official press conference of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix was interrupted by power failure at the Buddh International circuit, in New Delhi, on Friday. I am looking forward to meet Tendulkar: Schumacher
They are friends but Michael Schumacher does not quite remember when was the last time he and Sachin Tendulkar met each other and the German Formula One legend wants to catch up with the cricketing icon while being, in New Delhi, for the Indian Grand Prix.
Winning is the only taste I like: Schumacher
Seven-time Formula One World champion Michael Schumacher concedes it hasn't quite gone to the plan in his second coming, but the legendary German remains determined to make his way back to the top as winning is the only taste he likes.
What two DRS zones mean for the Indian Grand Prix
The regulatory body behind Formula One, FIA, has confirmed that there will be two DRS zones in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. explains the working behind the system.
All eyes on India as F1 takes a pit stop in the country
India's image as a growing sports superpower will be put to test when it hosts the first ever Formula One Grand Prix beginning with the free practice session, on Friday, where racing afficanados will get the first feel of the high-speed action set for Sunday.
I do not want to call motor business a sport: PT Usha
In stark contrast to other sportspersons who have given a thumbs-up to the Formula One coming to India, former sprint queen P T Usha says hosting the Grand Prix is nothing but a "criminal waste" of money. Uneven compensation for F1 track infuriates Noida residents
Villagers of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh have protested against the uneven compensation paid to them for taking over their lands for Formula One (F1) racing track.
October 25, 2011
Chandhok's Indian Grand Prix dream dashed
Karun Chandhok's dreams of racing in his country's maiden Formula One Grand Prix did not materialise as Team Lotus on Tuesday decided to go with their regular drivers for this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.
You have to take your chances on the track: Chandhok
The recent deaths of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli may have reignited the debate about improving safety measures in motorsport but Indian racer Karun Chandhok believes that focusing too much on them would take away the excitement from Formula One.
Sauber chief reckons it's only time before Indian brands back F1
India's first Grand Prix this weekend could be the breakthrough that changes the way the country's businesses look at Formula One, according to Sauber chief executive Monisha Kaltenborn.
October 24, 2011
Mumbai appoints consortium to plan F1 circuit
A consortium involving the designers of London's 2012 Olympic Stadium and Silverstone's new layout has won a contract to plan a Formula One circuit in Mumbai, it announced on Monday.
Ecclestone has no safety worries for Indian GP
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has no safety concerns over Sunday's Indian Grand Prix, the first major motorsport event since the tragic deaths of British driver Dan Wheldon and Italy's Marco Simoncelli in separate races. Gaurav Gill to feature in Delhi Championship with MRF
Ace rally driver Gaurav Gill will spearhead India's challenge in the Delhi Championship with MRF, an official support race of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on October 30 at the Buddh International Circuit at Greater Noida. Focus on safety in motor racing after Simoncelli's death
Motorsport was plunged into more grief and introspection on Sunday by a second death in a week amid intensified concern for safety standards in all forms of racing around the world.
Know more: Mechanics and technology involved in an F1 car
Have you ever had questions about the working and mechanisms of a Formula One car? Ever wondered how different is the engine of an F1 car from that of an ordinary one? On which fuel do F1 cars run? How long can the tyre of an F1 car last? As the country sets itself for a grand entry into the high profile and glamorous world of Formula One, here is a guide to some interesting facts -- a combination of information and rules about the sport.
Racing in India will be as special as it is in Germany: Sutil
His country and culture may be different from the fans who would be rooting for him at India's first-ever Formula One Grand Prix but Force India's lead driver Adrian Sutil says racing in New Delhi, would be as "special" as it is driving in his motherland, Germany.
October 23, 2011
I have no regrets: Karthikeyan
Narain Karthikeyan knew that being part of a small team in the glamorous world of Formula One would mean dealing with a lot of limitations but such was the emotional appeal of racing in his home Indian Grand Prix that he readily gave up a comfortable NASCAR seat to switch back to F1.
Uncertainity looms over Karun's F1 dream in India
The uncertainty surrounding his dream of driving in next week's inaugural Indian Grand Prix notwithstanding, India's Karun Chandhok is determined to give his heart out in front of his countrymen in Friday's practice session for Team Lotus.
October 21, 2011
Check out the best seats at the Indian F1 Grand Prix
With exactly one week to go for the Indian Grand Prix, organisers have slashed ticket rates in a welcome bid to fill the stadium to capacity.
India GP: SC gives nod, reserves 25% sale proceeds
The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the decks for the Formula 1 race in Greater Noida, stipulating that the organisers would deposit 25 per cent of sale proceeds from tickets in a separate account, which would not be operated without the Apex court's permission.
October 20, 2011
Emphasis will be to just finish Indian GP: Karthikeyan
With just over a week to go for the inaugural F1 Grand Prix at India's Buddh International Circuit, Narain Karthikeyan, on Thursday, said he wants to finish the race rather than making claims about ending up with some points for his side.
India F1 GP: What the Buddh International Circuit holds
reviews the Buddh International Circuit, on which the Indian F1 GP will be run, and says the track seems unforgiving.
Indian F1 GP tickets at reduced rates
Instead of shelling out Rs 35,000 for a three-day combined grandstand ticket, Formula One fans can now watch the main race on the final day for Rs 15,000.
October 19, 2011
Bootled beer and street curry, Flintoff's advice for F1 teams
Andrew Flintoff's advice to Formula One teams visiting India for the country's first Grand Prix next week is to fuel themselves on beer and curry.
October 18, 2011
Photos: Buddh Circuit ready for India's date with Formula One
The Buddh International Circuit was unveiled on Tuesday amid much fanfare ahead of the widely-anticipated inaugural Indian Grand Prix and described as "one of the best in the world" by the country's first F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
India F1 GP: SC notice to UP govt on tax exemption
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought explanation from the Uttar Pradesh government for granting tax exemption to the company organising the India Formula 1 Grand Prix in Greater Noida.
October 17, 2011
Wheldon bids farewell to the world in a fiery crash
Dan Wheldon, who was killed in a fiery crash in Las Vegas on Sunday, was one of Britain's most successful race car drivers and one of the rare few foreign drivers who made it big in the United States.
Red Bull eye triple crown
Among all the celebrations for Red Bull's second Formula One constructors' championship in South Korea on Sunday, one familiar team face was notably absent.
Chandhok unsure about starting race at Indian GP
Karun Chandhok must wait for Team Lotus to make or break his dream of racing in his country's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix next week.
October 16, 2011
Petrov gets five-place penalty for Indian Grand Prix
Renault's Russian driver was reprimanded by stewards and handed a five-place penalty on the starting grid for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix after causing a collision in Korea on Sunday.
Resta bags one point for Force India from Korean GP
Sahara Force India returned with one point from Korean Grand Prix as Paul di Resta finished ninth and Adrian Sutil just ended outside the top-10 bracket, in Yeongam, South Korea, on Sunday.
Red Bull retain F1 constructors' crown
Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday to secure Red Bull's second successive Formula One constructors' championship with his 10th victory of the season.
Vettel wins in Korea, Red Bull champions
Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday to secure Red Bull's second successive Formula One constructors' championship.
October 15, 2011
Muted Hamilton ends Red Bull pole run
Unsmiling assassin Lewis Hamilton killed off Red Bull's run of 16 pole positions in a row with the fastest lap in qualifying for McLaren at the Korean Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday.
October 14, 2011
McLaren target 700th race celebration
McLaren set their sights on celebrating their 700th Formula One race with a win after Lewis Hamilton led a one-two with Jenson Button in a wet Korean Grand Prix practice on Friday.
Button rules out retaliation against Vettel in Korea
Jenson Button has ruled out retaliating against Sebastian Vettel after Red Bull's double world champion forced him onto the grass at the start of last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.
After partying hard Vettel eyes Korean Grand Prix
Partying with Michael Schumacher gave Sebastian Vettel the hangover of champions after he clinched his second Formula One title last weekend.
October 12, 2011
Force India re-named Sahara Force India
Force India has been re-named Sahara Force India after the Sahara Group bought stake in the Vijay Mallya-owned Formula One team. As per the agreement between the parties, Sahara Group and Mallya's UB Group will have 42.5 percent stake each in the team.
Force India to sell stake to Sahara group: source
Force India, co-owned by Vijay Mallya, is set to sell a minority stake in the Formula One team to Sahara Group, which also sponsors the national cricket team, a source with knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Wednesday.
October 10, 2011
Alonso challenges Vettel to triple crown
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set his sights on being Formula One's youngest triple champion after losing his double record to Sebastian Vettel in Japan on Sunday.
Sebastian Vettel makes his point 15 times over
Sebastian Vettel made his point 15 times over at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday as he celebrated becoming Formula One's youngest double world champion.
October 09, 2011
Japan GP: Force India fail to log points
Force India returned empty-handed from the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix after Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta finished a disappointing 11th and 12th respectively in Suzuka on Sunday.
Bahrain situation a concern for F1 teams
Formula One teams are keeping a wary eye on the situation in Bahrain with the Gulf kingdom due to host a Grand Prix next April after this year's was cancelled due to civil unrest. FACTBOX - Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel
Germany's Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest double world champion at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. The following are some key facts about the Red Bull driver.
'Baby Schumi' Vettel is now Mr Consistent
Sebastian Vettel has gone from 'Crash Kid' to coronation as Formula One's youngest double world champion in little more than a year.
Japan GP: Vettel seals second c'ship, Button wins race
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel roared into the record books as Formula One's youngest double world champion on Sunday after finishing third in a Japanese Grand Prix won by McLaren rival Jenson Button.
Japan GP: Podium finish for Vettel, wins his second F1 title
Germany's Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest double world champion on Sunday after finishing third in a Japanese Grand Prix won by British rival Jenson Button.
October 08, 2011
Vettel pips Button to Japanese pole
Sebastian Vettel put himself on pole position for a second successive Formula One title on Saturday after Red Bull won a race against time to get his car up to speed at the Japanese Grand Prix.
October 07, 2011
Mallya denies sale of Force India stakes to Sahara
Force India's co-owner Vijay Mallya has rubbished speculation that he is planning to sell his stake in the Formula One team to Sahara India.
'Cheated' Noida villagers to protest F1 track land deal
Residents of villages in the Greater Noida region of Uttar Pradesh have threatened to launch a protest over being inadequately compensated for losing land to the new Formula One circuit coming up in the area. Sebastian Vettel wants to win F1 title in style
Sebastian Vettel has vowed to win the Formula One title in style even though he need finish only 10th in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix to be sure of becoming the sport's youngest double champion.
October 05, 2011
Button signs multi-year deal with McLaren
Britain's 2009 world champion Jenson Button has signed a new multi-year contract with McLaren, the Formula One team announced on Wednesday.
October 01, 2011
Ricciardo rocks Delhi, gives a taste of Formula One
With only 30 days left for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, the Delhiites, on Saturday, got the first taste of Formula One with young racer Daniel Ricciardo burning the rubber of a Red Bull Racing car on the historic Rajpath.
Ricciardo has no hassles to make way for Karthikeyan in Indian GP
Daniel Ricciardo has no issues in leaving his Hispania racing seat for Narain Karthikeyan for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix as the Australian says he is happy to just be a part of the excitement at the new Formula One venue.
September 27, 2011
Hamilton gives Bangalore taste of F1 ahead of India GP
Former Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton set the Nice road in Bangalore afire with his McLaren Mercedes F1 car to thundering applause from spellbound spectators.
September 26, 2011
McLaren boss throws arm round under-fire Hamilton
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh threw the equivalent of a fatherly arm around his under-fire driver Lewis Hamilton after Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix stoked further criticism of the Briton's aggressive driving style. Massa livid at Hamilton for 'destroying his race'
A simmering feud between Formula One's Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa threatened to explode on Sunday when the pair clashed again under the Singapore floodlights.
September 25, 2011
Vettel storms to Singapore win, on the verge of re-writing histor
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel held off a charging Jenson Button to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and stand one point away from becoming Formula One's youngest double World Champion.
Best finish for Force India at Singapore GP, pocket 12 points
Paul di Resta finished a career-best sixth, while Adrian Sutil ended at eighth, as Force India recorded its best result of the Formula One season with the team collecting 12 points at the Singapore Grand Prix, in Singapore, on Sunday. Vettel wins in Singapore, closes on F1 title
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to edge closer to becoming the Formula One's youngest double world champion.
September 24, 2011
Sebastian Vettel on pole in Singapore F1 GP
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel secured the team's 14th pole position in as many races this season when the German world champion led Saturday's qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Webber keeps Red Bull on top in final practice in Singapore Grand
Mark Webber kept Red Bull on course for a 14th pole position in as many races this season, when he lapped fastest in final free practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.
September 23, 2011
This year championship will be in Red Bull's hands: Alonso
Ferrari need to burst from the blocks next year to inject some much-needed rivalry into Formula One after a 2011 season which has turned into a one-man show starring Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso has said.
September 22, 2011
Angry Birds to swoop on Formula One track
Angry Birds will migrate from cellphone screens to the Formula One racetrack this weekend in Singapore, as the firm behind the mobile gaming sensation rolls out a crowd game to be played by live audiences.
September 20, 2011
Fast drivers take risks, says Hamilton
The key to being a really quick Formula One driver, is to take risks on the racetrack and be in no rush to start a family, according to McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.
Bahrain paid for cancelled race, says Ecclestone
Bahrain has paid the hosting fee for this year's Formula One grand prix even though the race was cancelled, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone was quoted as saying on Monday.
September 17, 2011
Karthikeyan to get behind the wheel for HRT at Singapore GP
With his home race slated for next month, Narain Karthikeyan will get some practice for the event as Hispania has decided to field him in the first practice session of upcoming Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.
Indian GP to cash in on cricket fatigue
After years of steady patronage, corporate India is showing signs of cricket fatigue and the country's maiden Formula One race next month looks like being the immediate beneficiary.
September 14, 2011
Ebrahim secures 2012 Indy Lights racing seat
Armaan Ebrahim has become the first Indian racer, to secure a seat in the Indy Lights Series after being selected by Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) team for the 2012 season.
We have in-principal approval for customs exemption: JPSI
The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix on Wednesday said they have 'in-principal approval' for custom exemption and they are even ready to pay whatever duty is required to hold the October 30 race.
September 12, 2011
F1 images exhibition ahead of Delhi GP
India's first ever Grand Prix scheduled this October is generating a buzz in a country where cricket remains a dominant sport. 'I'd like to see Chandhok race at Indian GP'
Karun Chandhok has a good chance of racing in next month's inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix, Team Lotus owner Tony Fernandes said.
McLaren criticise Schumacher for 'harsh' moves
McLaren accused Michael Schumacher of using tough tactics to prevent Lewis Hamilton getting past for much of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
September 11, 2011
Vettel victorious in Monza
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had his second successive Formula One world championship almost wrapped up after winning the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Resta scores four points, Sutil retires
Paul Di Resta recorded his second best performance of the season by earning four points with a eighth-place finish for Force India while Adrian Sutil could not finish the action-filled Italian Grand Prix, in which nine of the 24 cars crashed out.
Webber crashes out of Italian GP
Red Bull's Australian Mark Webber, closest rival of team mate and Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel, crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Ecclestone's business partner quits
Stephen Mullens, the long-time business partner and legal adviser to Bernie Ecclestone, has severed all ties with Formula One amid an ongoing legal battle over the 2005 sale of the sport, the Sunday Times reported. Trulli to stay put at Team Lotus
Team Lotus have extended Jarno Trulli's contract for a further year to the end of 2012, the Formula One team said at his home Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
September 10, 2011
Force India to start 11th and 12th in Italian GP
Paul di Resta was pipped by Renault's Bruno Senna in the dying minutes of the Q2 session as none of the Force India cars made it to the top-10 in the qualifying session of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy on Saturday. Vettel on pole for Red Bull in Italy
Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel chalked up Red Bull's 13th pole position in 13 races this season with a blistering lap in Italian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.
F1 tax row clouds Indian GP
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has played down fears that a tax wrangle could jeopardise next month's inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix. The Briton, who is chairman of the teams' association FOTA, said Indian tax law posed a problem but rejected speculation that it could be serious enough to prevent the teams travelling to Delhi for the October 30 race.
September 09, 2011
I've become an easy target, says Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has had enough of being an 'easy target' for his Formula One critics. McLaren's 2008 world champion said on Thursday that he was determined to bring back the good times, starting with Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, after the toughest season of his career.
We are not favourites: Vettel
Red Bull's Formula One champion, Sebastian Vettel tried to play down his chances of winning the Italian Grand Prix on Thursday but McLaren rival Jenson Button was having none of that.
September 06, 2011
Force India in high spirits ahead of Italian GP
Force India is gearing up for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, in a big way and eyeing bigger points. After gathering 20 points from the last three races, Force India is targeting elusive double points finish in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
September 02, 2011
FIA happy with Indian GP circuit's progress
The much-awaited homologation of the Budh International Circuit (BIC), venue for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, is all but over with the FIA team, led by technical director Charlie Whiting, giving a thumbs up to the 5.14km race track.
August 28, 2011
Vettel savours seventh win of season
World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix and stretched his Formula One lead to 92 points in a Red Bull one-two finish with Australian Mark Webber Sunday. Vettel wins in Spa despite Button heroics
Sebastian Vettel drove a superb race to win the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Mark Webber as Red Bull enjoyed a one-two at Spa-Francorchamps. Hamilton crashes out of Belgian Grand Prix
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix Sunday, bringing out the safety car.
August 27, 2011
Vettel pips Hamilton for Spa pole
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel charged to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday after denying McLaren's Lewis Hamilton the top slot in the final seconds of qualifying. And Sgt Schumacher's Club Band plays on
It began because of tear gas. Twenty years ago, the French-Belgian Bertrand Gachot was all set to drive for the Jordan team at his home grand prix, the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit, but handcuffs got in the way.
August 25, 2011
Schumacher marks 20 years on the F1 circuit
Michael Schumacher celebrates a major milestone at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, even if the glory years of the seven times world champion form part of Formula One's history rather than its present.
August 23, 2011
Organisers expect full house for Indian GP
If the early response is anything to go by, the organisers of the Indian Grand Prix should have little to worry about over the turnout for the country's inaugural Formula One race on the outskirts of Delhi on October 30.
August 20, 2011
It's go-time for The Indian Grand Prix
A day after Formula One head honcho Bernie Ecclestone addressed the press in New Delhi singing praises about the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, circuit developers the Jaypee Group finally made way for the fans.
August 18, 2011
Airtel is title sponsor for Indian F1 GP
The country's largest telecom operator Bharti airtel joined hands with the Formula One Group Companies to become title sponsor of the Indian leg of the race series, scheduled on October 30. The race in India, which will be the 17th in the Formula One World Championship, will be called the 'Airtel Grand Prix of India', following the telecom major's tie-up with the Formula One Group Companies. Need to generate interest in Indian GP: Ecclestone
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the preparations for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on October 30 but said that the organisers need to put in extra effort to generate interest for the race in the cricket-crazy nation.
August 06, 2011
India Formula one track will be ready, says chief
India's motor sports chief has dismissed concerns about the readiness of the track for the country's Formula One debut in October but is unhappy about reports the race could be shifted to the stifling heat of April next season.
August 03, 2011
McLaren lets Hamilton, Button keep on-track duel
McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale insists that the team will not impose team orders on their drivers -- Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton -- during the latter part of the Formula One season.
August 01, 2011
Button wins in wet Hungary on 200th start
McLaren's Jenson Button celebrated his 200th Formula One start by winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling race decided by tyre choices in the slippery, wet conditions.
July 31, 2011
Button wins in wet Hungary on 200th start
McLaren's Jenson Button celebrated his 200th Formula One start by winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling race decided by tyre choices in the slippery, wet conditions.
July 30, 2011
Vettel storms back to take Hungary pole
Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel roared back to form with pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday after his Red Bull mechanics worked through the night to get his car up to speed.
July 29, 2011
Button set for landmark 200th Grand Prix
Jenson Button is relishing Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, as the McLaren driver returns to the site of his first-ever victory for the 200th race of his Formula One career.
July 27, 2011
Hamilton triumph breathes new life into season
As the Formula One season moves into its second half Sebastian Vettel's armour suddenly appears to have some chinks after Lewis Hamilton's superb victory left the German in the shade for the second consecutive race in his previously imperious Red Bull.
July 24, 2011
Hamilton wins in style in Germany
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton produced a monumental drive to take his second win of the season in the German Formula One Grand Prix after an enthralling battle with Ferrari's second-placed Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.
July 23, 2011
Webber grabs German pole, Hamilton second
Red Bull's Mark Webber will start Sunday's German Formula One Grand Prix on pole position with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton alongside after a superb qualifying lap.
July 21, 2011
Chandhok replaces Trulli in Germany
India's Karun Chandhok will replace Jarno Trulli for Team Lotus at this weekend's German Grand Prix as the outfit continue their bid for a first ever Formula One point.
July 11, 2011
Mallya 'determined' to find F1 driver in India
Indian Formula One fans should be proud of their own team rather than bemoaning the lack of homegrown talent on the starting grid, Force India's flamboyant owner Vijay Mallya said. F1 teams reach agreement on engines
Formula One moved to end turmoil over engine regulations on Sunday after a weekend of often heated discussions at the British Grand Prix.
July 10, 2011
Alonso wins British GP for Ferrari
Spain's Fernando Alonso won the British Grand Prix on Sunday for Ferrari's first victory of the season on the 60th anniversary of their first success in Formula One.
July 09, 2011
Webber beats Vettel for British GP pole
Red Bull's Australian Mark Webber roared back to form and denied world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel a third successive British Grand Prix pole position at a damp Silverstone on Saturday.
July 01, 2011
Ricciardo to replace Karthikeyan at HRT
Formula One tail-enders Hispania (HRT) gave Australian Daniel Ricciardo a dream 22nd birthday present on Thursday by handing him a race debut at Silverstone in place of India's Narain Karthikeyan.
June 26, 2011
Sutil finishes 9th, Resta 14th at European GP
Adrian Sutil matched his second best performance of the season by finishing ninth in the European Grand Prix, earning two points for Force India, while Paul di Resta ended up outside the points bracket with 14th position, in Valencia on Sunday. Vettel takes sixth win of season in Valencia
Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel turned the European Grand Prix into a stroll in the Spanish sunshine on Sunday as he racked up his sixth victory in eight races this season. Vettel wins in Valencia for Red Bull
Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix on Sunday for his sixth victory in eight races this season.
June 25, 2011
Sutil gets first top-10 start on grid
Force India's Adrian Sutil recorded his best qualifying performance of the season by capturing the 10th place on the grid while teammate Paul di Resta will start Sunday's European Grand Prix at the 12th spot. Vettel on pole for European Grand Prix
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel chalked up his seventh pole position in eight races this season on Saturday as Red Bull swept the front row in qualifying for the European Grand Prix.
June 24, 2011
Sutil expects to race on despite assault case
Force India's Adrian Sutil reacted coolly on Thursday to suggestions that his Formula One drive could be at risk after a complaint of grievous bodily harm was filed against him by a Renault team official.
June 17, 2011
Indian GP allays ticketing fears
The inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix on October 30 will face none of the ticketing fiascos that have blighted recent major sporting events in the country, the head of ticketing for the race told Reuters on Friday.
June 13, 2011
Vettel's one mistake cost Canadian Grand Prix win
McLaren's Jenson Button had a race littered with mistakes while Sebastian Vettel's one error cost the Formula One world champion victory at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Worst day turns into greatest for Button
What started out as one of Jenson Button's worst day as a driver turned into his best as the Briton mounted one of Formula One's great charges to steal victory from Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Button wins rain-delayed Canadian GP
Jenson Button celebrated his greatest victory on Sunday after overtaking Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on the last lap of a rain-delayed Canadian Grand Prix thriller. Heavy rain halts Canadian Grand Prix
The Canadian Formula One Grand Prix was halted after 25 of the scheduled 70 laps by torrential rain on Sunday.
June 12, 2011
Hamilton out of Canadian GP after McLarens collide
Lewis Hamilton's bid for a Canadian Grand Prix hat-trick ended after just eight laps on Sunday when he collided with McLaren teammate Jenson Button in wet conditions. Vettel grabs pole at Canadian Grand Prix
Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel chalked up his sixth pole position in seven races at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday to maintain Red Bull's stranglehold on qualifying.
June 10, 2011
Webber wants to stay at Red Bull
The 34-year-old's contract expires at the end of the year and he has said he is most likely to stay with the team or retire rather than drive for anyone else. F1 body ready for U-turn on Indian Grand Prix
demanded that the inaugural Indian Grand Prix keep its original October 30 date for logistical reasons. F1: Hamilton chasing Canadian hat-trick
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton can make amends for his ill-disciplined Monaco weekend with a Montreal win on Sunday, even if Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is the man with the momentum. Bahrain accepts cancellation of Grand Prix
Bahrain Grand Prix organisers accepted the cancellation of their postponed Formula One race on Thursday after teams objected to it being rescheduled in October.
June 09, 2011
Formula One India GP fixed for Dec 11
Formula One's governing body included the Bahrain Grand Prix and set a December 11 date for India on Thursday in a revised calendar that appeared divorced from reality. Hamilton forgiven after personal letter to FIA
Lewis Hamilton wrote a personal letter to the head of Formula One's governing body to escape a possible race ban for his Monaco Grand Prix outburst against stewards and rivals.
June 08, 2011
No Bahrain GP this year, says Ecclestone
The reinstated Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix is likely to be cancelled because of opposition from teams, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Wednesday. FIA defends decision to go ahead with Bahrain GP
International Automobile Federation (FIA) vice president Carlos Gracia has defended his decision to declare Bahrain a safe destination for motor racing following criticism from Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
June 07, 2011
F1 will have 20 races in 2012 and not 21: Todt
Formula One will have 20 races next year and not the record 21 listed on a calendar published last week, according to International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt.
June 05, 2011
Bahrain decision a costly mistake for F1: Mosley
Former motor racing chief Max Mosley added his voice on Sunday to those opposed to Formula One racing in Bahrain this season, warning that the sport would pay a heavy price for the decision.
June 03, 2011
Indian Grand Prix scheduled for December
The inaugural Indian Grand Prix, which was earlier scheduled to be held on October 30, will now be staged in December as the season-ending race, the world governing body of Formula One said on Friday.
June 02, 2011
'December is ideal to hold F1 in India'
President of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) Vicky Chandhok feels it would be ideal if India hosts its inaugural F1 Grand Prix in the month of December instead of scheduled October 30.
May 29, 2011
Images: Vettel wins crash-hit Monaco GP
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took his fifth victory in six races when he won a crash-hit Monaco Grand Prix thriller for Red Bull on Sunday. Sutil finishes 7th at eventful Monaco GP
Adrian Sutil produced Force India's best result of the current Formula One season by finishing seventh in the action-packed Monaco Grand Prix, in which five drivers failed to finish the race in Monte Carlo on Sunday. Vettel wins crash-hit Monaco thriller
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took his fifth victory in six races when he won a crash-hit Monaco Grand Prix thriller for Red Bull on Sunday.
May 28, 2011
Perez in hospital after Monaco crash
Sauber's Mexican rookie Sergio Perez looked certain to miss Sunday's showcase Monaco Grand Prix after crashing heavily in qualifying and being taken to hospital. Vettel on pole in Monaco after Perez crashes
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday after a qualifying session overshadowed by a serious accident involving Mexican Sergio Perez.
May 27, 2011
F1: Indian GP could shift to December 11
The Indian Grand Prix could be moved to the second weekend in December as Formula One's season-ending race, Ferrari principal Stefano Domenicali said on Friday. Force India standing behind Sutil, says Mallya
Force India will take action against their German driver Adrian Sutil only if he is formally charged with assault, the Formula One team's owner Vijay Mallya said on Thursday.
May 26, 2011
Red Bull alter pitstop procedure to thwart Ferrari
Formula One champions Red Bull have changed their pitstop procedures for Sunday's showcase Monaco Grand Prix after accusing Ferrari of shadowing them at the last race in Spain.
May 22, 2011
No points for Force India from Spanish GP
Force India's pointless streak continued as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil finished 12th and 13th respectively in the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on Sunday. Vettel holds off Hamilton for Spanish GP win
Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel took his fourth win in five races on Sunday in a Spanish Grand Prix that shed its reputation for predictable processions.
May 21, 2011
Ferrari rear wing declared illegal
Ferrari were forced to replace the rear wing on their cars at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday after Formula One's governing body declared it illegal. Webber ends Vettel's run of pole positions
Australian Mark Webber took pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday and ended Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel's bid for a sixth in succession. Hispania refuse to rule out Spanish GP protest
Formula One stragglers Hispania have refused to rule out a protest against most other teams that could cast a cloud of uncertainty over Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.
May 20, 2011
Ferrari a closed door for Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has recognized that he is about as likely to drive for Ferrari in the next five years as he is to have the Spanish Grand Prix crowd cheering him on against Fernando Alonso. The sun shines after every storm, says Schumacher
Michael Schumacher took issue with his Formula One critics on Thursday with a confident prediction of sunnier times ahead and a return to the podium before the year is out. FIA puts engine mapping crackdown on hold
Formula One's governing body has put plans to crack down on engine management systems on hold until after next week's showcase Monaco Grand Prix.
May 19, 2011
Alonso staying at Ferrari till 2016
Fernando Alonso said he planned to see out his Formula One career at Ferrari after the Italian team announced on Thursday that they had extended the double world champion's contract to the end of 2016.
May 18, 2011
Force India stand by Sutil after assault claim
Force India stood by Adrian Sutil on Tuesday after their German Formula One driver was warned he faced an assault charge following a nightclub incident in China last month.
May 17, 2011
Force India's Adrian Sutil faces legal charges
Force India driver Adrian Sutil was warned on Monday he faced legal charges for physical assault after a nightclub incident at last month's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix.
May 10, 2011
Schumacher likely to call it quits - ex-team mate
Michael Schumacher is likely to retire for good at the end of this season after failing to beat a talented new generation of drivers since his return to Formula One, according to former team mate Johnny Herbert.
May 09, 2011
Red Bull have learned their lessons
While champions Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel showed in Turkey that they had learned their lessons, the question now is whether Formula One itself needs to do more revision.
May 08, 2011
No points for Force India at Turkish Grand Prix
In a disappointing result for Force India, the team not only returned without points for the second consecutive time but also failed to manage a double-finish at the Turkish Grand Prix. Vettel delights in Turkish one-two for Red Bull
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday as Red Bull delighted in a one-two finish after last year's embarrassment and pain.
May 07, 2011
Vettel on pole for fifth race in a row
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel seized his fifth successive pole position on Saturday as Red Bull swept the front row with another dominant display in Turkey.
May 06, 2011
Vettel crashes in wet Turkish GP practice
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel gave his mechanics plenty of extra work after crashing heavily in a wet first free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, on Friday.
May 04, 2011
News Corp, Exor studying Formula One consortium
US media group News Corp and Italian financial holding Exor, which controls Ferrari through carmaker Fiat, are teaming up to explore options on how to run Formula One motor racing.
May 03, 2011
Williams F1 make technical changes
Williams technical director Sam Michael and chief aerodynamicist Jon Tomlinson will leave their positions at the end of 2011, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. F1 extends Bahrain deadline to June 3
Bahrain has been given an extension to June 3 to decide whether the country's postponed Formula One Grand Prix can be rescheduled this year.
April 30, 2011
Bahrain keeps options open on F1 race rescheduling
Bahrain refused to give up hope of rescheduling its postponed Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with a statement that kept all options open.
April 26, 2011
Robert Kubica released from hospital
Poland's Formula One racer Robert Kubica has been released from a hospital in Italy to continue his rehabilitation from serious injuries sustained in a rallying accident in February.
April 25, 2011
Ecclestone could quit if Murdoch takes over F1
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is ready to quit if Rupert Murdoch's media group succeeds in a bid to take control of the sport, the Sunday Times reported.
April 22, 2011
No Istanbul Grand Prix in 2012: Turkish media
Istanbul will not host a Formula One Grand Prix in 2012 due to a disagreement between Turkish officials and F1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone over payments to stage the race, Turkish media reported on Friday.
April 20, 2011
News Corp considering F1 motor racing bid: Source
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is in the early stages of talks about forming a consortium to acquire control of Formula One motor racing, according to a person familiar with the matter.
April 18, 2011
'F1 must do more to promote itself in new arenas'
Formula One served up a thriller in China at the weekend but the lack of fans indicated the sport must do more to sell itself to new audiences, according to McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh.
April 17, 2011
Brilliant Hamilton conquers Shanghai
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton went from China crisis to champagne celebration on Sunday with a stirring victory that denied Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel a fifth win in a row. Force India returns empty handed from China
After securing points in the last two races, Force India drivers Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil on Sunday returned empty handed, finishing 11th and 15th respectively, at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton wins in China, ends Vettel's run
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton roared to victory in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to deny Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel a fifth win in a row.
April 16, 2011
Force India's Paul di Resta to start 8th on grid
Formula One outfit Force India's driver Paul di Resta secured an eighth position start, while teammate Adrian Sutil managed to take 11th place on the grid after the qualifying race for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Chinese GP: Vettel back on pole in Shanghai
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel seized his fourth pole position in a row for Red Bull at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday.
April 15, 2011
Vettel leads Red Bull charge in China
Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel put down a marker for a possible fifth win in a row by dominating both practice sessions for the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday.
April 11, 2011
Vettel cuts through techno-speak with raw pace
While talk ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix was all about tyre degradation and the speed-boosting KERS system, Red Bulls's Sebastian Vettel sent out a reminder that raw pace remains the key ingredient to becoming a world champion.
April 10, 2011
Images: Faultless Vettel eases to Malaysian GP win
Sebastian Vettel powered to victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, the German registering his second pole-to-flag win in as many races to open his Formula One title defence. Malaysian GP: Di Resta logs points for Force India
Force India managed to finish among points for the second successive race with Paul Di Resta signing off 10th in the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday. Red Bull's Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix
World champion Sebastian Vettel continued his perfect start to the Formula One season by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.
April 09, 2011
Di Resta to start ahead of Sutil in Malaysia
Force India rookie Paul di Resta will start 14th from the grid in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix while experienced Adrian Sutil had to be content with P17 following a gear problem in Q2 in the qualifying session. Vettel storms to pole position in Malaysia
World champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, the German pipping McLaren's Lewis Hamilton on his final flying lap around the Sepang circuit.
April 08, 2011
Drivers see Malaysia as prime circuit for DRS
Formula One's introduction of adjustable rear wings was intended to make overtaking easier and drivers agree this weekend's Malaysia Grand Prix will be the perfect venue to test its effectiveness.
April 07, 2011
Former F1 champion Raikkonen enjoys NASCAR test
Starting his transition to NASCAR stock car racing, 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen completed a two-day test of a Toyota Tundra truck on Tuesday. Weather set to test Vettel more than rivals
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will go into Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix as a heavy favourite, buoyed by a comprehensive season-opening victory in Melbourne a fortnight ago to kick off his world title defence.
March 30, 2011
HRT to take wing at Sepang: Karthikeyan
Narain Karthikeyan's first weekend back in Formula One was a huge let down but the Indian is confident he will finally go racing at next month's Malaysian Grand Prix.
March 29, 2011
Sauber will not appeal Australian GP exclusion
Sauber will not appeal against their exclusion from Sunday's Australian Grand Prix after an internal investigation showed they had made a mistake, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.
March 27, 2011
Sauber to appeal against GP exclusion
Sauber drivers Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi were disqualified from the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday for technical infringements, after finishing seventh and eighth, International Automobile Federation (FIA) stewards said in a statement. Force India ends without points in Australian GP
Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta finished outside the points bracket as Force India Formula One team returned empty-handed from the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. Schumacher holds little hope of a Sunday surprise
A stony-faced Michael Schumacher was brought crashing back down to earth on Saturday when his Mercedes failed to break into the third qualifying session at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel storms to victory in season-opener
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel made a perfect start to his Formula One world title defence with a pole to flag victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
March 26, 2011
HRT out of Australian GP after appeal fails
An appeal from the HRT Formula One team to be allowed to race in the Australian Grand Prix despite not setting the required qualifying time was dismissed by the race stewards on Saturday. Dominant Vettel on pole in Melbourne
The 23-year-old German set the quickest time in all three sessions, blowing away his rivals with a searing lap of one minute 23.529 seconds, some half a second faster than his time last year and 0.778 quicker than Briton Lewis Hamilton.
March 25, 2011
Innovations keep Vettel busy in Melbourne
World champion Sebastian Vettel said driver-activated innovations for the new Formula One season had kept him busy on the opening day of practice for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Chandhok's Team Lotus debut ends with a crash
Indian Karun Chandhok's first drive in the Team Lotus Formula One car lasted less than a minute before he spun on the track and crashed into a barrier on Friday.
March 24, 2011
Ecclestone hits out at FIA president Todt
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed the sport's governing body as "a joke" and criticised Jean Todt's actions since taking over from Max Mosley as FIA president. HRT's pace concerns cloud Karthikeyan's return
Narain Karthikeyan's hopes of a triumphant return to Formula One at the Australian Grand Prix after a six-year break may yet be put on ice with concerns that the untested Hispania (HRT) cars may struggle to meet minimum pace in qualifying. Ecclestone says would 'hate' to lose Aus GP
Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the Australian Grand Prix is as important to the sport as the iconic Monaco race but he could not force Melbourne to keep it if it was too expensive for the city. Ecclestone denies reports about New York GP
Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed reports from Australia he was visiting New York this week to discuss the possibility of staging a Grand Prix on Staten Island. 'Improved Mercedes will strive for podiums'
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher believes Mercedes has made "huge" progress with its car and is ready to challenge for podiums but has written off the team's championship hopes three days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
March 23, 2011
Armaan Ebrahim sixth quickest in F2 testing
Despite missing nearly an hour of track time due to late arrival of his seat, India's Armaan Ebrahim managed to finish overall sixth quickest in the first Formula 2 pre-season testing Silverstone. Yamamoto joins Virgin as reserve driver
Japan's Sakon Yamamoto will be Virgin Racing's reserve driver for the first three races of the Formula One season starting in Australia this weekend, the team said on Wednesday.
March 22, 2011
Hamilton wary of Melbourne police one year on
Lewis Hamilton hopes Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne will be a bit of a bore this weekend -- off the track, if not on it. Team Lotus name Karun Chandhok as reserve driver
Indian Karun Chandhok will return to Formula One this season as reserve driver with Team Lotus, both sides announced on Tuesday.
March 21, 2011
McLaren make 'dramatic changes' for season-opener
McLaren have had a major rethink of their car for Sunday's Formula One season opener in Australia and hope to gain a second a lap after disappointing form in testing, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said on Monday. 'Hamilton must stay with McLaren for F1 glory'
Former McLaren driver John Watson has warned Lewis Hamilton against chasing Formula One glory with a new team. Ferrari will be the most reliable F1 team: Alonso
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has declared his team as the most reliable Formula One team heading into Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Armaan hoping for more podium finishes in 2011
As the pre-season testing for the Formula Two championship is all set to begin in Silverstone, India's upcoming racer Armaan Ebrahim is hoping to improve on his podium finish ratio this year.
March 19, 2011
Sutil eyes 6th spot for Force India
Force India driver Adrian Sutil said he was eyeing a top 10 finish for himself and a top six finish for the team in the upcoming Formula 1 season which begins in Melbourne on March 27. F1 fans to see colour coded tyres
Formula One tyres will be colour coded from next week's season-opener in Australia to help fans tell which of six kinds are being used by drivers, new supplier Pirelli said on Friday.
March 02, 2011
Hamilton to start F1 season under new management
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton plans to start the Formula One season under new management after a year-long search for the right person to take care of his business affairs.
February 23, 2011
Ecclestone waives Bahrain GP fees
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has waived rights fees due from Bahrain Grand Prix organisers after the season-opening race was called off because of unrest in the Gulf Kingdom. 'The fee that is normally being paid for the event is not being paid,' Ecclestone told the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday.
February 22, 2011
Bahrain calls off F1 season-opener
Bahrain Grand Prix organisers called off Formula One's March 13 season-opener on Monday after a week of anti-government protests that left seven dead and hundreds injured.
February 21, 2011
Melbourne should ditch F1 GP, says local MP
Melbourne should cut its losses and not renew its contract to host the Formula One Grand Prix when the current deal runs out in 2015, a local lawmaker told Australia's parliament on Monday.
February 11, 2011
Force India's new car makes test debut in Jerez
VJM-04, Force India's car for the 2011 Formula One season, completed its first ever laps with Adrian Sutil on driving duties on the first day of the second pre-season test at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain.
February 10, 2011
Kubica moved out of intensive care after crash
Formula One teams used their cars to send Robert Kubica a 'get well soon' message on Thursday as the Renault driver was moved out of intensive care four days after his rally crash in Italy. Adrian Sutil aims for podium finish in 2011
Joined by two new teammates, Adrian Sutil, Force India's senior most driver for the 2011 season, refused to be labelled as lead racer of the team, but is optimistic of breaking the podium duck this year. Ford sues Ferrari for using F-150 name on race car
Ford Motor Co sued luxury automaker Ferrari on Wednesday for trademark infringement after Ferrari named its 2011 Formula 1 racing car the "F150."
February 08, 2011
Force India launches VJM-04 car
Force India has launched its 2011 car, the VJM-04, which will carry the hopes of Adrian Sutil, British rookie Paul di Resta and test driver Nico Hulkenberg in the coming Formula One season. The team finished seventh in the constructors standings in 2010 -- its best-ever finish -- and chairman and team principal Vijay Mallya is expecting even better results in 2011.
February 07, 2011
Kubica's F1 career at risk after crash
Robert Kubica's Formula One career hung in the balance on Sunday after a high-speed crash in a minor rally in Italy left the Renault driver fighting to save the use of his right hand.
February 06, 2011
Chandhok to test with Team Lotus
Karun Chandhok will test for Team Lotus in Spain next week as a potential reserve for the Formula One outfit, principal Tony Fernandes said on Sunday. F1 driver Kubica in hospital after rally crash
Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica was flown to hospital on Sunday after a high speed crash while competing in a rally in Italy, his Renault team said in a statement.
February 05, 2011
F1 team orders are wrong even if legal: Button
So-called 'team orders' are unlikely to tarnish this season's Formula One title battle despite being made legal by the sport's governing body, according to McLaren's Jenson Button. Hamilton doubts Schumi will triumph in new season
Fernando Alonso may have singled out Michael Schumacher as a big Formula One title rival this season but McLaren's Lewis Hamilton was having none of that after calling his own team's new car a masterpiece on Friday. Force India extend McLaren partnership
Force India have extended their partnership with McLaren until the end of next year and appointed Andrew Green as technical director, the Formula One team said on Friday.
February 02, 2011
Kubica and Petrov line up as silent partners
Having moved to England to integrate better with his Renault Formula One team, Russian driver Vitaly Petrov might also want to learn some English idioms.
January 26, 2011
Force India retain Sutil, di Resta to make debut
Ace German driver Adrian Sutil will continue with Force India for a fifth consecutive season while Paul di Resta is set to make his debut with the Silverstone-based team in the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
January 23, 2011
Chandhok drops hints of joining Lotus
Indian racing ace Karun Chandhok is keen on joining Malaysian outfit Lotus Racing for the 2011 season so that he can contribute in Asia's emergence as a force in the "West dominated" Formula One circuit.
January 21, 2011
Champions Red Bull to unveil 2011 car in Valencia
Formula One champions Red Bull will have their 2011 car on track ahead of rivals McLaren with a launch scheduled for the first pre-season test at Spain's Valencia circuit on Feb. 1.
January 11, 2011
Hispania quit Formula One teams body FOTA
Hispania (HRT) are no longer part of the Formula One Teams Association because they failed to pay their membership dues, the body's general secretary said.
January 07, 2011
Karthikeyan back in Formula 1
After a hiatus of five years, Narain Karthikeyan is all set to make his long-awaited comeback in the Formula One circuit after he earned a race driver's seat with the Hispania Racing Team (HRT) for the 2011 F1 season.
January 04, 2011
Ferrari to launch 2011 F1 car at end of month
Ferrari's 2011 Formula One car will be unveiled at the end of January after passing a series of mandatory crash tests last month, the Italian team said.
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