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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ricciardo's F1 future clouded beyond 2011

Daniel Ricciardo is not relaxed about his future in formula one. Recently seen as the natural successor to his countryman Mark Webber at Red Bull, the 22-year-old Australian has struggled to get up to speed with Vitantonio Liuzzi after replacing Narain Karthikeyan at HRT earlier this year. The move was funded by his backers Red Bull but Ricciardo is contracted to the energy drinks company only to the end of 2011. With Sebastien Buemi, Jaime Alguersuari and Jean-Eric Vergne all also in the running for […]

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ricciardo likely to miss Indian GP

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he will probably sit out the inaugural Indian grand prix later this month. We reported last week that, even though Tonio Liuzzi's manager had insisted the Italian has a firm contract for every race in 2011, HRT had yet to officially confirm who will make way for Indian Narain Karthikeyan. "Nothing is confirmed yet about who will Narain replace in India," a spokeswoman for the Spanish team told us. On a visit to India for his backer Red Bull on Saturday, […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Liuzzi or Ricciardo to sit out India GP?

A month before the first Indian grand prix, F1's complete driver lineup for the Delhi race is not yet clear. At HRT, Narain Karthikeyan's sponsors have paid to put the Indian back in a race car for the country's inaugural F1 event, but who his teammate will be is not publicly known. Karthikeyan began 2011 alongside Vitantonio Liuzzi, whose manager said recently the Italian has a solid contract for every grand prix this season. In the other car now is Daniel Ricciardo, thanks to a […]

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011

Karthikeyan rules out Force India future

Narain Karthikeyan has ruled out reviving his formula one career with a seat at Force India. The Indian will reacclimatise to the cockpit of the HRT car this weekend in Singapore, almost three months after losing his race drive to Daniel Ricciardo. Karthikeyan, 34, will be driving in the first Friday practice session before returning to the grid in his native India next month, but for 2012 his future is clouded. He told The National newspaper in Singapore that he will not be creating an […]

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011

Chandhok could replace Trulli in India - Fernandes

Sep.12 (GMM) There could be a second Indian on the grid in Delhi next month, Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes admits.

It has already emerged that Narain Karthikeyan will be reunited with his HRT cockpit when India stages its inaugural formula one race....

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Delhi terror no problem for F1 - Chandhok

Sep.8 (GMM) Wednesday's terror attack in F1 host city Delhi is no threat to the inaugural Indian grand prix next month.

That is the view of Team Lotus' Indian reserve driver Karun Chandhok, a day after 12 people were killed when a briefcase bomb expl...

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Briatore to blame, not Schumacher says Herbert

Sep.7 (GMM) Johnny Herbert has absolved his former teammate Michael Schumacher of blame for his difficult tenure at Benetton in the mid 90s.

Although he won two races alongside the great German in 1995, the Briton moved to Sauber the following season...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Karthikeyan pushing for race seat before India return

Sep.5 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan is "trying" to secure a seat for one of the three races leading up to next month's Indian grand prix.

The Indian is still an official driver of the Spanish team HRT, but he was replaced in the racing role mid-season by ...

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ricciardo 'must deliver' for Red Bull future

Aug.27 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo admits he has been earmarked as a potential future replacement for his countryman Mark Webber.

But the young Australian, who with his Red Bull backing replaced Narain Karthikeyan at HRT earlier this season, acknowledged ...

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011

Chandhok 'looking at' Team Lotus race seat

Aug.22 (GMM) Karun Chandhok has admitted he is hoping to race at Team Lotus in 2012.

While his countryman Narain Karthikeyan will be in action for HRT at India's inaugural F1 race in October, Chandhok admitted he is unsure if he will also be on the g...

Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Karthikeyan set for HRT return in India

Aug.21 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan will return to the cockpit of the HRT race car at his inaugural home grand prix in October.

Despite being recently replaced at the Spanish team by Red Bull sponsored Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Indian Karthikeyan said...

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011

The mid-season awards

Deep into the mid-summer break, we take a satirical look back at the first 11 races of the season in our mid-season awards. Worst facial hair: Lewis Hamilton F1 has seen some horrendous facial hair over the years. Jenson Button’s from a few years ago was up there, certainly. This year, there does appear to be a lack of shaving equipment owned by the men at the front, although Hamilton tops it for his attempt to join the Amish community. Best team radio: Lewis Hamilton […]