Formula One

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Will the silver arrow hit (Red) Bull's eye?

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Mercedes GP will now have a new name from 2012. The German team has added AMG to its existing name. For a team that is...

  • Why 2011 was about Kubica too

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The 2011 season will reach its conclusion this weekend at the Brazilian GP. Obviously, the year would be best remembered for Sebastian Vettel and Red...

  • What's in a name? A lot, especially in F1

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The off-the-track Formula One action in the past week has been more interesting than most of the races this year. The first part involved changes...

  • Formula 1, undercurrents many

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Two of the country's biggest sports events in the last 12 months mirror two Indias. The Commonwealth Games last October were organised by an older...

  • Titles decided, it's time to look at 2012

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Yet another race and yet another win for Seb Vettel. This time it's South Korea. It won't be an exaggeration to say that the 2011...

  • Indian GP, a thumbs up for Corporate India

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    The wait for one of the greatest sporting spectacles in India will soon get over. Horsepower madness will soon descend upon the Buddh International Circuit...

  • All hail Vettel

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    It's official. Sebastian Vettel is the 2011 world champion. Of course, the outcome of this year's championship was known much earlier. The last couple of...

  • The legend of Suzuka

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    This Sunday, Formula One action comes to Japan. Though there is very little interest left in the title race because of the overwhelming dominance of...

  • Vettel's night out

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Sebastian Vettel produced yet another dominating display to comfortably win the Singapore GP, one of the toughest races of the calendar. He is now just...

  • Can Ferrari, McLaren stop the Bull run?

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Formula One returns to action this weekend at the Belgian GP after the traditional August holidays. The break would have given all the teams enough...

  • Button may not be a Tendulkar, but he surely is a Mark Waugh

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Jenson Button's career in Formula One has been enigmatic, to say the least. The British driver, who was dubbed as a 'phenomenon' when he started...

  • A deja vu feeling

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Is it happening all over again? Ferrari and McLaren supporters as well as the neutrals would love to see it while Red Bull supporters wouldn't...

  • On the Mark

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Mark Webber looks like a possessed man. His pole lap around the Nurburgring circuit was sensational. The track, located in Eifel forest near Nurburg, is...

  • Finally, Prancing Horse outruns the Bull

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Fernando Alonso's stunning win at the British GP was a wake-up call to Red Bull Racing. Although, Sebastien Vettel holds a commanding lead in the...

  • No Canada dry: Vettel's error & Button's brilliance

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Sebastian Vettel did something incredible at Montreal - a driving mistake! The defending world champion, who has been brilliant and dominating in the season, hasn't...

  • Red flag for 2011 Bahrain GP?

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Bahrain Grand Prix's fate for the 2011 season will be decided when the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meets on Friday in Barcelona. The FIA...

  • A complete driver

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Another Grand Prix weekend, another win for Sebastien Vettel. Winning has become a habit for Vettel, similar to what his countryman Michael Schumacher once possessed...

  • Multi-tier championship in 2011

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Pirelli tyres, DRS and KERS may have added some spice to Formula One but going by the first five races of the season, it is...