Indian Grand Prix

  • F1 boss Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015 August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016. Ecclestone was hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will sort out the...
  • Sort out money matters, get Indian GP back in 2015: Bernie Ecclestone April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday promised the return of Indian Grand Prix in 2015 provided the race promoters, Jaypee Group, fulfill the financial requirements of the existing fiveyear contract. Ecclestone told PTI from his London office that he is expecting a meeting with the Jaypee officials soon...
  • Jaypee hopes next central government will bring back F1 March 23, 2014

    Greater Noida: Indian Grand Prix organisers Jaypee Sports International on Sunday said they are hoping that the next union government will take a considerate view of the Formula One event in India and help bring back the race next year. "We have a lot of hopes from the upcoming government. I...
  • Indian GP promoters have not complied with contract: Ecclestone March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a sensational twist to the Indian Grand Prix controversy, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has said its promoters Jaypee Group of not fully fulfilling its contractual obligations to see through the five-year deal. Jaypee, in a polite yet firm retort, refused to discuss the contractual terms in public...
  • Bernie Ecclestone rules out Indian GP return in 2015 March 6, 2014

    India's return to Formula One will have to wait until at least 2016, by which time a new race in Azerbaijan could also be on the calendar, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters, the 83-year-old Briton dampened Indian hopes of the Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi...
  • Shame Indian GP has been scrapped: Damon Hill January 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill on Thursday said it was a "shame" that the Indian Grand Prix was scrapped just after three years of launch, especially as the promoters had laid a good track at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. "It seems to me that there...
  • Ecclestone says door is open for India return November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: A deal has been done for India to return to the Formula One calendar in 2015 and for six years beyond that if tax problems with the country's authorities can be overcome, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday. "The door is open for them," the Briton, who turned...
  • Ecclestone says India has to decide on its F1 future October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone expects the Indian Grand Prix to see through the fiveyear contract and if it has to go beyond that, the onus is on the Indian government whether it wants it or not. Ecclestone, facing corruption charges in England, gave Sunday's race at Greater Noida's...
  • Jenson Button hopes to challenge Sebastian Vettel next season October 29, 2013

    Sebastian Vettel on Sunday became Formula One's youngest fourtime world champion after winning the Indian Grand Prix for Red Bull. ...
  • The Indian GP future is in Jaypee's hands now October 28, 2013

    Greater Noida: The youngest fourtime Formula 1 World champion, Sebastian Vettel, put the uncertainty over the 2015 Indian Grand Prix in perspective by saying "it's a shame we are not racing here next year". The 2013 Indian GP will be best remembered for Vettel's crowning after storming to his third consecutive...
  • Sebastian Vettel can challenge Michael Schumacher records: Horner October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Sebastian Vettel has the talent to surpass Michael Schumacher's record seven Formula One titles after becoming the sport's youngest quadruple champion, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. Vettel, still only 26, chalked up his 36th career win in 117 races at the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday...
  • Horner supports Vettel's emotional celebration October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner on Sunday supported Sebastian Vettel's unusual doughnut celebration after winning the Indian Grand Prix, saying showing emotions was good for the sport. Vettel, however, was later reprimanded for not proceeding directly from the circuit and the team was fined 25,000 euros. The Red Bull...
  • We've achieved our Indian Grand Prix goal: Vijay Mallya October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sahara Force India enjoyed a superb outing in its home race by securing a double points finish in the Indian Grand Prix and team owner Vijay Mallya said the franchise has achieved its goal in Sunday's race but wants to keep the momentum going in the remaining three...
  • FIA reprimands Vettel, fines Red Bull for doughnut celebration October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel was on Sunday reprimanded for his unusual doughnut celebration after winning his third consecutive Indian Grand Prix while his team Red Bull was fined 25,000 euros for the driver's act at the Buddh International Circuit here. After securing his fourth straight world title, Vettel celebrated the feat...
  • Force India record first double points finish at home race October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Force India pulled off a bold strategy to score their first double points finish at their home race at the Indian Grand Prix here Sunday with both its drivers finishing in the top ten. Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil finished eighth and ninth, respectively, at the Buddh International...
  • 60,000 fans attended Indian Grand Prix: Organisers October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: The Indian Grand Prix organisers said around 60,000 people came to watch the Formula 1 race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here on Sunday and they were happy with the turnout even though it was 5,000 less than 2012. A whopping 95,000 watched the inaugural race in 2011....
  • Hopefully someday I can be in Vettel's position: Grosjean October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has congratulated Sebastian Vettel for his fourth drivers' championship title and said he hoped to be in the Red Bull driver's position someday. The 26yearold Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Sunday to clinch his fourth consecutive...
  • Winning world title in India special, says Sebastian Vettel October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: It is hard to stop an emotional Sebastian Vettel from speaking his heart out and the German did just that after zooming to his fourth straight world title at the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix on Sunday. "It (India) is a pretty special place to the win the championship,"...
  • Sebastian Vettel's triumph not a surprise: Fernando Alonso October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said that Sebastian Vettel's fourth drivers' championship at the Indian Grand Prix here on Sunday did not come as a surprise to him. "Vettel has been very dominant. He has had many wins with a very strong second half of the year. It is not...
  • Fourtimes champ Vettel joins greats with Indian win October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Germany's Sebastian Vettel roared into the record books as Formula One's youngest fourtimes world champion after winning the Indian Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Sunday. The 26yearold's Red Bull team also took the constructors' world championship for the fourth successive year. "You've done it in...
  • Sebastian Vettel shows a meaner streak October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel can legitimately claim to be one of Formula One's alltime greats after securing a fourth successive title that highlighted his genius as well as a darker side to his character. The Red Bull driver is his own man, no longer the 'Baby Schumi' of old even if...
  • 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...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Indian Grand Prix, secures 4th consecutive F1 title October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel claimed his fourth straight Formula One championship on Sunday after turning in a trademark clinical performance to win the Indian Grand Prix. Starting from pole, Vettel again dominated the Buddh International Circuit to join F1 greats Juan Miguel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as just the...
  • Bernie Ecclestone gives Indian Grand Prix a miss October 27, 2013

    Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given the Indian Grand Prix a miss for the first time since the race's inception in 2011. "He wanted to come but he is busy with other things, including a court hearing in London next week," a source close to Ecclestone said at the Buddh...
  • Indian Grand Prix 2013: As it happened October 27, 2013

    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 share the...
  • Force India drivers hopeful of earning points October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: A slight 'improvement' in the car makes Sahara Force India drivers confident that they can fight for points in their home race Sunday despite managing P12 and P13 on the grid. Paul di Resta, who will begin the race ahead of Adrian Sutil, said he was pleased with his...
  • Fernando Alonso says he is having a 'fantastic' year October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: An upbeat Fernando Alonso says Ferrari managed to get the maximum out of his car this season, despite Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel racing away toward the drivers' title. "This season was fantastic for me again," Alonso said on Saturday after managing just eighth in qualifying for the Indian...
  • Don't think tyre strategy will decide the winner: Vettel October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Selecting the right set of tyres at the Buddh International Circuit might hold the key to success in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix, but defending champion Sebastian Vettel feels the 60lap race is long enough for a team to adjust its strategies. High degradation on the soft Pirelli tyres was...
  • Jehan Daruvala has makings of a topclass Indian F1 driver: Mallya October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sahara Force India academy driver Jehan Daruvala is just 16 years old but he is already being tipped as the next big thing in Indian motorsports and the Silverstonebased F1 team owner Vijay Mallya wants to nurture him just like the way McLaren nurtured Lewis Hamilton. Jehan, the brightest...
  • Mumbai teen ready to become India's next Formula One driver October 26, 2013

    India has no Formula One driver and there will be no grand prix here next year but Force India coowner Vijay Mallya believes he has unearthed the country's next driving talent in a Mumbai teenager. There is a clear lack of buzz around Sunday's Indian Grand Prix, which stares at an...