Dhananjay Khadilkar

  • 'Mugello test is important this year' 02-05-2012 05:59 PM

    Paris: Force India reserve driver Jules Bianchi has been behind the steering wheel for the in-season testing at Mugello that started on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview, the 22-year-old French driver, who is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, talks to IBNLive.com about the Mugello test and his experience with...
  • Mugello test could spice up this F1 season

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The first set of fly-away races has produced great results with four different drivers emerging as winners. Unlike last year when Sebastian Vettel was running...

  • Lotus starts smelling success again

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The 2012 Formula One season is turning out to be a statistician's dream. History was created at the Chinese GP after Nico Rosberg's first career...

  • 'Race can help healing process in Bahrain' 22-04-2012 12:14 PM

    Sakhir: Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernley believes Sundays race will prove to be a catalyst for the healing process in Bahrain. Fernley spoke exclusively to IBNlive.com just before the start of Saturday's qualifying session. What is your assessment of the situation in Bahrain now, especially considering the problems...
  • Force India 'emotionallly destabilised' in Bahrain 21-04-2012 04:41 PM

    Paris: It is now apparent that this weekend's Bahrain GP is not about Formula One anymore. The ever intensifying protests against the government have completely overshadowed the race. Among the teams, Force India literally felt the impact of the strife after a firebomb exploded near the vehicle that was carrying...
  • A special week for Formula One

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    This week has been special in Formula One. Nico Rosberg won his first race in six years. There was plenty of reason for Mercedes to...

  • Finally, Rosberg does it for himself and Mercedes GP!

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    In cricket, the number 111 known as Nelson's figure, isn't considered to be auspicious. The famous on-field hop of umpire David Shepherd, when the team...

  • Who will win Chinese Checkers?

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The thing that struck me most about the Shanghai track which I visited in 2009, was the long straight and the two gigantic structures that...

  • Force India confident of good Shanghai outing 10-04-2012 09:15 PM

    Paris: Force India driver Paul di Resta is content with the way the season has begun for the team. "It was important that we picked up some good points on such an unpredictable day in Malaysia. We've seen how close all the teams are this year and getting points isn't...
  • Can we have more wet races please?

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    One of the complaints about Formula One has been that it has become predictable as far as the podium finishers are concerned. In any given...

  • F1: It's Bahrain time again

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The debate on Bahrain has now become an annual feature in Formula One. Last year, despite attempts by Bernie Ecclestone to stage the race (by...

  • In Sergio Perez, a star is born

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    It has been a while since Formula One witnessed such a dramatic race in which the hero was someone from a team other than the...

  • Disappointing to not win Malaysian GP: Perez 28-03-2012 09:49 AM

    Paris: Sergio Perez has become the toast of Formula One following his phenomenal performance at the Malaysian GP. The 21-year-old clinched a second place at Sepang, in the process achieving Saubers best finish ever, but expressed his disappointment at not being able to win the race. "Initially I was a...
  • Why Massa needs to deliver in Malaysia 23-03-2012 10:05 AM

    The first race of the season in Melbourne went as per predictions, and not just as far as the podium finishers were concerned. Felipe Massa put up yet another predictable (in this case, disappointing) performance, thereby providing fodder to his critics who have been questioning his place in Ferrari. Massas...
  • Aus GP: McLaren-Red Bull all over again 20-03-2012 08:42 AM

    Paris: The more things change, the more they remain the same. At least, the first race of the 2012 Formula One season suggests so. Compared to last year there have been many changes in the sport. Regulations have been modified, new technical partnerships have been formed, some driver line ups...
  • Latest error could fire up 'Iceman' Raikkonen 18-03-2012 09:44 AM

    Paris: Kimi Raikkonen continues to be an enigma. The 2007 world champion had a forgettable qualifying in Melbourne on Saturday as he could only manage an embarrassing 17th place on the starting grid for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The reason it was embarrassing was because his teammate - and...
  • Why winning the Australian GP is crucial for title chances

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Paris: Yesterday was history, tomorrow's a mystery... Red Bull Racing and the other title contender teams would be reminding themselves of this adage ahead of...

  • I want to build on my achievements: Kovalainen 14-03-2012 02:57 PM

    Paris: The last two years have been all about learning and development for Caterham F1 (formerly known as Team Lotus), one of the three new teams which made their debut in 2010. Though they have left the other two debutants way behind, the team is yet to score a single...
  • Karthikeyan geared up for new season 13-03-2012 09:30 AM

    Paris: Narain Karthikeyan is all set for his second consecutive Formula One season after making a comeback to the sport last year. With only five days left before the start of the season opening with the Australian GP, Narain, the only Indian driver racing in 2012, spoke exclusively to IBNlive.com...
  • Watch out for the Lotus team

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The time for talk is over. In a week from now on, the action that will speak louder. The 2012 Formula One season starts from...

  • Why Schumacher should race in a Red Bull or a McLaren

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    This week's pre-season testing in Barcelona is over and not surprisingly, every day has witnessed a new driver setting fastest lap times, the latest being...

  • Where looks are secondary

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Over the past few years, it has been observed that, due to frequent regulation changes, Formula One cars have started looking uglier. In order to...

  • A semifinal worthy of a final

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    This year's Australian Open was going to be about the Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer clash and it exactly went as per the script. Since Novak Djokovic...

  • Another Senna in a Willams-Renault

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The suspense as to who will be Williams' second driver has finally ended. And the choice of second driver would have come as a surprise...

  • Rafa, Roger rivalry could spice up Australian Open

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The first day of the first Grand Slam of the new year went off without any major upsets. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal cruised into...

  • Who will it be: Barrichello or Sutil?

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    With the holiday season over, teams are gearing up for the new season. The first pièce of new year's action starts next week with 'Wrooom...

  • Carlo Ancelotti is new PSG manager 31-12-2011 07:01 PM

    Paris Saint-Germain took the next step in their quest for European domination by announcing Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach. ...
  • Sutil out, Hulkenberg in at Force India for 2012 17-12-2011 09:45 AM

    Paris: Adrian Sutil's performance was one of the highlights of the 2011 season. The German driver had led Force India's amazing fightback and helped the team finished a respectable 6th in the team standings. However, the mainstay of Force India has parted ways with the team from 2012 onward after...
  • Ricciardo has an edge over me: Jean Eric Vergne 16-12-2011 07:51 PM

    Paris: French driver Jean Eric Vergne, who will make his Formula One debut next year with Toro Rosso, feels his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo has a slight edge over him as the Australian has already done 11 races. "Dan could probably have a slight edge over me at first as he...
  • Sauber's Perez happy with his performance 14-12-2011 05:40 PM

    Paris: Sauber Formula One driver Sergio Perez is satisfied with his overall performance in his rookie season. "I'm happy in terms of the speed I had but I'm not happy in terms of results and points. Also because of my accident, I missed two races " Monaco and Canada. After...