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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2011

Italian newspaper gives Vettel perfect 10

The authoritative Italian trade newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport has given Sebastian Vettel a perfect ten for the first half of 2011. Despite the Red Bull driver not adding to his tally of six grand prix wins this year within the month of July, the report said Vettel had the best car until June but drove "masterfully". By contrast, his teammate Mark Webber received a score of just 5.5. Closest to Vettel were Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, who each received scores of 9 out […]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011

Mid-season review: Tough at the back

For the 2011 season, the three newer teams – Lotus, Virgin and HRT – all had aspirations at either joining the midfield or finishing 10th in the championship. So far, they’ve largely disappointed and failed to meet their expectations as Team Lotus looks a long way off of convincing the world they are a midfield team, whilst Virgin and HRT remain rooted at the back, wary of the 107% rule, which isn’t even really 107% when the top teams run on the slower hard tyre […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Report - Karthikeyan to drive HRT on Friday

Jul.20 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan is tipped to return to the cockpit of the HRT car this weekend at the Nurburgring.

Despite his sponsor Tata's ongoing backing of the small Spanish team, Indian Karthikeyan was sidelined earlier this month to make way f...

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Door closed for Chandhok, Karthikeyan at Force India

Jul.14 (GMM) Vijay Mallya appears increasingly unlikely to choose an Indian driver for his formula one team any time soon.

Three months ahead of the inaugural grand prix in Delhi, the Force India chief has engaged in a public spat with the populous c...

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Karthikeyan quiet amid HRT contract breach rumours

Jul.10 (GMM) HRT may be in breach of contract for sidelining Narain Karthikeyan ahead of the British grand prix.

India Today claims the 34-year-old has made both of his scheduled sponsor payments to the Spanish team, guaranteeing his race seat at lea...

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sponsor problems led to Karthikeyan exit - report

Jul.7 (GMM) Sponsor issues reportedly led to Narain Karthikeyan losing his seat at HRT.

The Indian driver's main backers, Tata and Base batteries, are still showing at the Spanish team's website. Hispania has been contacted for comment.

At Silverst...

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011

HRT hopes driver deal with Red Bull 'just the start'

Jul.1 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo's F1 race debut is due to a "collaboration deal" with world champion team Red Bull Racing, the Spanish team HRT has revealed.

The Australian rookie, 22 on Friday, will switch from being Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso's F...

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

British Grand Prix Preview

F1 heads home as Round 9 of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain. Several of the teams are based in the UK, with Force India located opposite the circuit itself and Red Bull, Renault and Williams all a stones throw away. Virgin, McLaren and Team Lotus all operate from inside the United Kingdom. Here's F1Zone.net's preview of what could be a classic race Ricciardo in, Karthikeyan out Inevitably as the F1 season draws towards the […]

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ricciardo confirms Silverstone F1 debut

Jun.30 (GMM) Before HRT could release an official statement, Daniel Ricciardo confirmed reports he will be making his formula one race debut next Sunday.

It is now widely reported that the Australian, who turns 22 on Friday, will replace Spanish team...

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

HRT not confirming Ricciardo reports

Jun.30 (GMM) HRT on Thursday would not confirm reports Daniel Ricciardo is poised to join the Spanish team's race lineup.

Australian media reports and also German sources earlier reported that Red Bull-backed rookie Ricciardo, 21, will replace Indian ...

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ricciardo to replace Karthikeyan at HRT

Jun.30 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo is poised to make his formula one race debut at Silverstone next weekend.

Australian media reports say the 21-year-old, backed strongly by Red Bull and until now the Friday driver at Toro Rosso, will replace HRT regular ...

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Slow teams and drivers a 'problem' - Montezemolo

Jun.14 (GMM) An incident in Canada was evidence F1 took a wrong turn in its approach to the bottom half of the grid, according to Luca di Montezemolo.

The Ferrari president was staunchly opposed to the entrance in 2010 of the low-budget new teams Vir...