1. 6 Champions on the starting Grid : 2012 saw 6 champions start the season out the 24 drivers. We had Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button & Sebastian Vettel.
Not only was there a possibility for one of these to clock another championship, we had the likes of … Read more
Formula 1 has always been the rich sport which is out of bounds for most people to participate/own/operate.
But nonetheless, it has grown multi-bounds in the last 2 decades.
Television took Formula 1 to newer markets and now it wants to go bazooka into the next decade.
The Plan : IPO and raising a staggering $10 Billion. This bonkers money is what “Formula One Group” (the F1 owning consortium) wants, to take F1 to newer countries and audience.
Formula One … Read more
The Race : Jenson Button drove better than the Knightrider to come home first in the first F1 race of 2012. Teammate Lewis Hamilton was third split by the Red Bull of defending champ (music) Sebastian Vettel.
You just cannot count the German out ; Post qualifying (where a Lotus was better than the Red Bull), it was pretty much expected to be a normal affair for Mclaren to get … Read more
When Force India was formed in 2007, the old Spykar team got a lease of life from the flamboyant Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya.
And it was perfectly executed. An Indian name with Indian colors with Kingfisher name all around.
Since then, the team has surpassed all expectations but the airline has not.
The famous 5 star airline is broke and so are its owners (plural refers to V.Mallya and the various group companies, multiple banks who are as grumpy as a mad wife)
The … Read more
Kimi Raikkonen has come back to Formula 1 after officially signing with Lotus Renault GP team.
The sensational surprise comes after rumors of Kimi holding discussions with Williams in F1, VW in WRC, and some more teams in USA for Nascar action
The Flying Finn as he is fondly known as, made all the headlines back in 2007 for winning the world championship and in 2009 for quitting the very sport.
He found refuge (and passionate action) in WRC where … Read more
Sebastian Vettel has won the inaugural Indian GP. The youngest champ flew off at the start dodging his team mate Mark Webber who lost 2 places to finish a disappointing 4th.
Jenson Button came home 2nd followed by a very nicely framed race by Fernando Alonso in 3rd.
As the five lights went off, the first corner caused a stir amongst the backmarkers which Narain Karthekeyan used for his advantage and stuck all along to finish a very impressive 17th.… Read more
The day started with people pouring in more numbers at Buddha International Circuit (BIC) than Friday. The circuit no matter how many dogs and cows gatecrash is an achievement for Indians and Jaypee Group. The amount of work that has gone in to erect a premises of this scale is commendable.
Though the circuit is almost 80km from Delhi Central District, … Read more
Force India can easily be termed as an entity which has introduced the competitive and cutting edge sport of F1 to millions of Indians
Although most of Indians relate to Force India which is now Sahara Force India to Vijay Mallya and its two drivers Adrian Sutil & Paul Di Resta, there are some hidden and amazing facts which relate Force India to the likes of Michael Schumacher, Narain Karthekeyan, Russian/Dutch/Canadian ownerships and finally a defunct supercar maker.
10 things … Read more
Red Bull Racing have won the constructors title thanks to an awesome performance by their duo – Seb and Web
Sebastian Vettel won the race with such ease as if the others were racing in GP2 cars. Lewis Hamilton finished a deserved second with Mark Webber finishing third.
After the 5 lights went off, Seb shot off like a cannon ball. He overtook Hamilton in the first lap, another evidence of RBR’s superiority over Mclarens.
A fast and crowded race … Read more
Force India has a new co-owner in Sahara India with immediate effect. Sahara will own 42.5% of Force India and Vijay Mallya the remaining 42.5% of his initial 85% ownership.
The new team name will be called “Sahara Force India”. The deal has been valued at $100 million for the 42.5% stake thus valuing the mid pack team at upwards of $2oo million.
Prior ownership was 85% Vijay Mallya and the remaining 15% was Mol family who ran the team … Read more