FORMULA 1

  • Did Lewis Hamilton propose to Nicole Scherzinger at his Swiss mansion? March 17, 2014

    London: Singer Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly agreed to tie the knot with her on-and-off partner Lewis Hamilton. The 35-year-old former Pussycat Dolls singer had apparently turned down Hamilton's proposal on three previous occasions, reported Daily Star. This time the Formula 1 racer popped the question at his Swiss mansion where the pair...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Indian GP, fourth title October 27, 2013

    Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel won his third Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix in a row and his fourth consecutive drivers championship at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida on Sunday. The German won the race ahead of Mercedes Nico Rosberg and Lotus Romain Grosjean. Red Bull also clinched their fourth...
  • Supreme Court refuses to put a stay on Formula 1 race, adjourns case till Nov 1 October 24, 2013

    Supreme Court has refused to put a stay on Formula 1 race on Friday after a petition was filed to put the mega event on hold for alleged tax default. The court has adjourned the matter till November 1st which means the event will take place on Saturday as scheduled. Two...
  • Pirelli tires working well for Force India June 19, 2013

    This year Pirelli tires are in the headlines for more wrong reasons than right, but for Force India, the tires have worked out well so far. The team put up a rather eventful performance at the Canadian Grand Prix with both their drivers, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil, earning...
  • Alonso to miss first test of Ferrari's new car January 26, 2013

    Milan: Fernando Alonso will miss the first test of Ferrari's new Formula One car in Spain next month. Ferrari say Felipe Massa and recently recruited test driver Pedro de la Rosa will try out the new car in Jerez, while Alonso "will intensify his physical training." Alonso will get behind the...
  • Tyre strategy very important at Indian GP: Brawn October 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn said on Thursday that tyre strategy would play a big role in the outcome of the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix come Sunday. The Mercedes team have struggled with tyre wear this entire season and last year dust on the track played a key...
  • BIC is a fantastic track: Timo Glock October 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: German Formula 1 driver Timo Glock said that the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here is a fantastic track. "India, in my opinion, is a fantastic track. As soon as we did our first practice runs at the BIC last year, I enjoyed it straight away. There are so many...
  • Chinese driver Qing Hua to test for HRT May 24, 2012

    Monaco: Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will test for HRT at Silverstone in July, the Spanishbased Formula One team said on Wednesday. Qing Hua was announced in April as a member of the team's young driver development programme and principal Luis PerezSala said the 24yearold was ready for the next...
  • Overdrive: nominees for car, bike of the year 2011 November 27, 2011

    This week on 'Overdrive', we bring you a special show in which a jury will select the best car and bike of the year. ...
  • Arjun Rampal excited about the F1 afterparty October 28, 2011

    The official F1 afterparty organiser and actor Arjun Rampal gets you a look of the party venue. ...
  • Indian F1 Grand Prix tickets still up for grabs October 28, 2011

    New Delhi: If you are trying to get your hands on a Formula 1 ticket, the good news is that 20 per cent tickets are still waiting to be sold. What's more, a lukewarm demand may have prompted the organisers to change their selling strategy. Instead of full season they...
  • New Jersey set to host F1 race in 2013 October 25, 2011

    Weehawken: An official with direct knowledge of the plan says Formula One is coming to New Jersey in June 2013 with a race on the Hudson River shoreline just minutes from New York City. The person says the Grand Prix event will take place in Weehawken and West New York, with...
  • Overdrive Grand Prix: The F1 fever October 23, 2011

    As the countdown for the Formula 1 race begins, this week on Overdrive, watch the Formula 1 race track in India. ...
  • Two weeks to go and F1 fever grips the capital October 16, 2011

    New Delhi: With just two weeks to go for the Formula 1 race, its fever is catching up in the capital and so is the business around it. Stores all over the city are selling F1 products right from the checkered flag to balloons and various other things that are...
  • In F1, being fast is just part of the equation September 26, 2011

    Narain Kartikeyan Occupation: Racing driver Age: 34 Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration Career: Made his Formula 1 debut in 2005 with the Jordan team, making him the first Indian to ever race in Formula 1. Was a Williams F1 test driver from 200607. Moved to Wyler Racing in the 2010...
  • McLaren boss backs underfire Hamilton September 26, 2011

    Singapore: McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh threw the equivalent of a fatherly arm around his underfire driver Lewis Hamilton after Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix stoked further criticism of the Briton's aggressive driving style. Hamilton drove superbly at times to finish the punishing floodlit street circuit in fifth position, but again his performance...
  • V6 engines to drive F1 from 2014: FIA July 1, 2011

    Paris: The engine regulations for 2013 had created a divide in Formula One, with one group favouring the existing V8 engines while the other opting for 4cylinder turbo charged units. The FIA and the teams finally agreed on introducing V6 turbo engines from 2014, delaying the introduction of new engines...
  • Overdrive takes Toyota Etios for a 6000 km drive March 20, 2011

    Toyota Etios created waves in the Indian market since its launch in late last year. ...
  • Overdrive: the all new 'Business Class' Audi A8 February 12, 2011

    On this week's episode, we bring you the breathtaking A8 by Audi and lots more in the automobile world. ...
  • Chandhok dropped for German Grand Prix July 17, 2010

    London: India's Karun Chandhok was confident his Formula One career remained on track on Friday despite being dropped by his Hispania (HRT) team for next week's German Grand Prix. The F1 newcomers said in a race preview that Japanese test driver Sakon Yamamoto would retain his place on the starting...
  • Schumacher's return is a big anticlimax April 20, 2010

    Paris: Four races into the Formula One season, evidence is steadily accumulating that Michael Schumacher is no longer the indomitable driver he once was. The seventime Formula One champion's muchhyped comeback is quickly proving an anticlimax. Instead of being carefully thought out, it is beginning to look like the vain folly...
  • Red Bull's tech edge finally bears fruit April 8, 2010

    Bangkok: The numbers, at least, indicate that this is the most competitive Formula One season in decades. Felipe Massa of Ferrari, with 39 points, leads a crowd atop the overall standings, with six drivers within nine points of his total. It is also the first time in 20 years that...
  • Schumacher says he's full of drive April 1, 2010

    Kuala Lumpur: Returning after a three year break, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher appears full of drive ahead of the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix, beginning this Friday. If not for the threeyear break, I would not be able or capable to do what I do nowI feel very motivated and...
  • Alonso joins the Ferrari family March 4, 2010

    London As a lover of magic tricks and sleight of hand, Fernando Alonso should be just the man to conjure up something special at Ferrari this season. The 28yearold Spaniard arrives at the Italian glamour team ready to write a passionate new chapter in his Formula One career, with obvious...
  • Force India fourth quickest in F1 testing February 21, 2010

    Jerez: Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi clocked the day's fourth fastest time of one minute, 19.650 seconds as the preseason Formula One test session concluded here. The Italian, driving a VJM03, covered 80 laps of the Spanish track on Saturday with a programme that included work on setup and understanding the car's...
  • Force India's di Resta 7th fastest in Jerez February 19, 2010

    Jerez: Force India test driver Paul di Resta clocked the seventh fastest time as, for the second day in row, inclement weather marred the Silverstonebased outfit's testing at the Circuit de Jerez here. With heavy rain and high winds showing no signs of abating, Force India had to modify its testing...
  • Force India rookie driver eighth in tests February 18, 2010

    Jerez: Force India Formula One team's rookie test driver Paul di Resta had his first outing here and returned the eighth best timing, just behind team mate Adrian Sutil on the first of the fourday testing programme. During the run of 74 laps on Wednesday morning, di Resta clocked a best...
  • Schumacher to return to the track this season January 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is on track to return to the F1 circuit this season as he kicked off his preparations with test drive on a GP2 development car on Tuesday. The 41yearold, seventime Formula 1 champion will return in Mercedes colours this season as a replacement to...
  • Briatore to sue Formula 1 for life ban October 26, 2009

    New Delhi: He kept quiet for a month but now Flavio Briatore has decided to sue Formula 1 for hitting him with a life ban. Briatore was banned by the sport's governing body for fixing the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix by asking driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash his car. Briatore...
  • Dream come true: Fisichella to drive for Ferrari September 9, 2009

    Monza: As the Formula 1 caravan moves to Monza for the Italian GP this weekend, it's a special time for a certain, Giancarlo Fisichella. The former Force India driver will be sitting behind the wheels of the Ferrari F60 for the rest of the season, replacing test driver Luca Badoer...