Bic

  • Indian Grand Prix 2013: As it happened 27-10-2013 01:49 PM

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel needs to finish in top 5 to clinch the championship for the fourth successive year. Vettel, who won both previous Indian GP races, will start from pole position today. He clocked 1 minute, 24.119 seconds to beat his nearest rival by 0.7 seconds. Nico Rosberg will...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completes Indian GP practice sweep 26-10-2013 12:16 PM

    Greater Noida: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completed a practice hat-trick on Saturday with the fastest time in a smog-shortened final session before qualifying for a race expected to bring him a fourth successive Formula One title. The 26-year-old German lapped the Buddh International Circuit with a best time of one...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel fastest in Friday practice 25-10-2013 03:58 PM

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289...
  • You need to be perfect to beat Sebastian Vettel: Mark Webber 25-10-2013 02:59 PM

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel's awe-inspiring excellence on the race track can be beaten only by perfection, feels his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber even as the German's rivals claimed they had their strategies ready to challenge his dream run at the Indian Grand Prix here this Sunday. Vettel, unbeaten at...
  • Indian Grand Prix to go ahead after court hearing delayed 25-10-2013 01:08 PM

    Sunday's Indian Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled after the Supreme Court deferred hearing in a case seeking its cancellation over tax issues to next week. "The case will now be heard next week," a court official told Reuters on Friday. The Supreme Court decided to hear the case...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel fastest in opening practice at BIC 25-10-2013 11:46 AM

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289...
  • Winning the title important, not the place: Sebastian Vettel 24-10-2013 06:55 PM

    Greater Noida: He is on the cusp of securing a historic fourth World title in three days' time but Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel says it does not bother him if he wins it in India or somewhere else but surely it will be a big relief if he could...
  • Boxer Mary Kom to wave chequered flag at Indian GP 2013 24-10-2013 06:44 PM

    Greater Noida: Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom will wave the chequered flag in the 2013 Indian Grand Prix to be held at the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday. According to sources in the Jaypee Group, the organisers of the race, Mary Kom has given her consent to do...
  • BIC's long pit-lane pushes teams for fewer stops: Xevi Pujolar 22-10-2013 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar on Tuesday said the Buddh International Circuit's (BIC) long pit-lane pushes teams to opt for fewer stops during the race. "The Indian Grand Prix features one of the longest pit lanes in F1 and this contributes to a higher than average pit...
  • Lotus will come stronger at Indian Grand Prix: Romain Grosjean 22-10-2013 01:57 PM

    After two consecutive podium finish in the last two races in Korea and Japan, Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is on a roll and eyeing a strong finish at the Indian Grand Prix this weekend. Grosjean came as a third driver for Lotus in the first edition of the Indian GP....
  • 20,000 tickets sold for F1 Indian GP, organisers bank on late buying 15-10-2013 09:23 PM

    Greater Noida: The ticket sales for the third Indian Grand Prix are sluggish. So far only 20,000 tickets have been bought for the Oct 25-27 Formula 1 event. The organisers, however, are confident that the turnout will be as much as it was last year when 65,000 spectators watched the...
  • Indian Grand Prix 2013 tickets start from Rs 1500 03-08-2013 12:59 PM

    Greater Noida: The tickets for the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix to be held October 25-27 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here have gone on sale. Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI), organisers of the race, have launched the Sunday tickets simultaneously with the season tickets. A three-day ticket for...
  • Ecclestone and organisers' call to negotiate rates: Vicky Chandhok 31-07-2013 01:21 PM

    Chennai: The president of the Federation of Motorsports Clubs in India (FMSCI) Vicky Chandhok feels that the decision to shift the 2014 leg of the Indian GP has been taken purely on the basis of commercial and logistical considerations and organizers should deal with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone as far...
  • Indian F1 Grand Prix faces the axe in 2014 29-07-2013 12:43 PM

    Reuters: The Indian Grand Prix is likely to be dropped from next year's Formula One calendar as Russia prepares for its debut, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said. "Is India going to happen next year? Probably not," he said at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Asked what the problem was with...
  • Indian GP organisers dismiss race rumours 19-06-2013 07:37 PM

    Indian Grand Prix organisers on Wednesday dismissed media speculation that they may not host a Formula One race next year as "totally baseless and malicious". "Our agreement with Formula One Management is to hold F1 races at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) till 2015, and we are fully committed to do...
  • Sahara Force India a happy unit with four points 28-10-2012 07:33 PM

    Greater Noida: It would have been an ideal result for Sahara Force India had both its cars earned points in their home Grand Prix here on Sunday, but the team is still a happy unit with Nico Hulkenberg's eighth-place finish, considering the poor qualifying. Paul di Resta ended outside the...
  • Vettel dispels rumors of change to Ferrari 28-10-2012 07:15 PM

    Greater Noida: Two-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull has sought to quash rumors of an impending move to Ferrari, seeking to reassure team members who see fresh reports he has reached a deal with the Italian team. After winning Sunday's Indian Grand Prix, Vettel said there...
  • Karthikeyan couldn't show power in HRT: Coulthard 28-10-2012 05:21 PM

    Greater Noida: India doesn't have a legacy in Formula One drivers but Narain Karthikeyan is a "talented driver who could have done wonders had he be racing for any other team" than minnows Hispania Racing (HRT), feels former multiple Grand Prix winner David Coulthard. Handicapped by his not so advanced...
  • Indian GP 2012: how Vettel's Red Bull won it 28-10-2012 02:28 PM

    The victory helped Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel extend his 2012 F1 championship lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to 13 points. ...
  • India slams Ferrari's flag-flying solidarity 27-10-2012 12:10 AM

    New Delhi: India on Friday objected to Formula One team Ferrari's decision to put the Italian Navy flag on their cars at Indian Grand Prix race in an apparent solidarity with two marines facing murder charges in the country, saying this did not reflect "the spirit of sports". "Using sporting...
  • Kobayashi seeking sponsorship to stay in F1 26-10-2012 09:58 PM

    Greater Noida: Kamui Kobayashi's future with the Sauber Formula One team will not depend on whatever new sponsorship money he might raise, team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said on Friday. Without saying whether the Japanese would be staying or leaving next season, Kaltenborn reminded reporters at the Indian Grand Prix that...
  • Hulkenberg satisfied with free practice result 26-10-2012 08:49 PM

    Greater Noida: In his maiden sojourn at the Buddh International Circuit here, Sahara Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg is satisfied with the free practice on Friday and said he was shaping up well for the qualifying session at the Indian Grand Prix on Friday. Hulkenberg, who ended eighth at the...
  • Domenicali declines to comment on flag controversy 26-10-2012 07:55 PM

    Greater Noida: Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali on Friday refused to be drawn into the raging controversy surrounding its decision to race with the Italian navy flag on their cars at Sunday's Indian Grand Prix as a gesture of solidarity towards its marines facing trial in India over murder charges....
  • The qualifying result may be different: Vettel 26-10-2012 07:34 PM

    Greater Noida: Red Bull dominated the practice sessions by putting both the cars at the top in FP 2 but Sebastian Vettel, who had the fastest time, reckons that the qualifying result may be different. After the final practice session on Saturday morning, the drivers will fight for the positions...
  • Formula One Indian Grand Prix trophy unveiled 26-10-2012 06:23 PM

    Greater Noida: The Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix trophy was unveiled on Friday at Buddh International Circuit. The trophy is an aesthetic interpretation of a contemporary and forward looking India on a global pedestal. The idea behind selecting this design was to ensure that it symbolises the spirit of...
  • Even reserve driver has a role to play in F1 26-10-2012 05:49 PM

    Greater Noida: It is not easy being a reserve driver in Formula One. While the regulars hog the limelight during the race weekends, the third driver quietly goes about doing his chores in the garage. On the track, he is expected to deliver in the handful of opportunities he gets....
  • Safety car, the unheralded hero of F1 26-10-2012 05:25 PM

    Greater Noida: When everyone is in the fast lane, his may seem a low-key job, driving a car at a slow speed. Never mind the speed, he has a crucial role - to ensure nothing untoward happens on the track and beyond. He drives what is known in Formula One...
  • Drivers give thumbs up to greener BIC 25-10-2012 11:47 PM

    Greater Noida: Dust has become a thing of the past at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), say the Formula 1 drivers here for the second Indian Grand Prix. Drivers had complained of dust and dirt at BIC during the inaugural edition last year. "The track looks a lot more prepared...