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Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dominant Vettel storms to pole position in India

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest ever lap at the Buddh International Circuit to claim pole position for the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel, who can wrap up a fourth world title on Sunday, set a time of 1:24.119 to beat Mercedes's Nico Rosberg by 0.752s. Lewis Hamilton set the third fastest time, with Mark Webber opting to use the prime tyre and still managing the fourth fastest time. Felipe Massa was fifth, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Hulkenberg. Fernando Alonso chose to use the prime […]

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Van der Garde sure Indian heat will help Caterham

Giedo van der Garde reckons that the anticipated high temperatures for next weekend's Indian Grand Prix will aid Caterham's progress. Van der Garde, who drove in FP1 last year at the Buddh International Circuit, is hoping to make amends after crashing out in Japan. The Dutchman revealed that his impact into the barriers on the first lap registered at 20g. "It’s a proper drivers track, one that has elevation changes and a few really challenging corners and there’s a couple of overtaking opportunities, especially turn […]

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013

Indian Grand Prix future in doubt

The Indian Grand Prix is unlikely to be included on next year's Formula 1 calendar, according to Bernie Ecclestone. The Buddh International Circuit joined the sport in 2011 but tax issues have plagued the event, with teams unhappy at not being granted an exemption due to the government not viewing Formula 1 as a sport. Organisers of the Russian Grand Prix also revealed last week that they have been given a provisional 2014 date of late October, traditionally used by the Indian Grand Prix. "Is […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Marussia fearing the KERS factor

Marussia drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic have said that the lack of KERS on their MR01 cars this weekend could hinder their progress. The Buddh International Circuit possesses one of the longest straights of the season. "India, in my opinion, is a fantastic track. There are so many special sections to the track, especially Turn 3, which is a very extreme corner. You have to completely turn into the steering wheel, followed by a very long straight", says Glock. "I’m excited to see what […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Force India looking ahead to home event

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta are eagerly anticipating the team's home event at the Buddh International Circuit. Hulkenberg finished the Korean Grand Prix in sixth place and is on a good run of form. "I feel comfortable and confident in the car and the team is doing a good job. We’ve just got a good rhythm and momentum, and that’s so important in Formula One", he said. "I’ve still had some tough weekends, like Monza and Singapore, but on the whole […]

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011

Massa wants kerbs changed

Felipe Massa has called for changes to the Buddh International Circuit after he crashed out in qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix. On his final run in Q3 Massa went deep into turn eight and, on the wrong side of the kerb, grounded the car hard. The impact broke his front right suspension and the Ferrari driver ploughed straight through the gravel traps and into the barriers. “What happened on my last timed lap was a real shame,” he said. “Today, we had the potential […]

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011

Schumacher struggles with gap

Michael Schumacher has admitted he needs to “get on top” of the gap in pace to his quicker team-mate Nico Rosberg, after the seven-time champion qualified almost eight tenths of a second behind his younger compatriot in India. “Qualifying today was not really very good for us,” said Schumacher, who qualified 12th, some five places behind Rosberg. “At first I hit some traffic, and then on my final run in Q2, there was again vibrations on the set of tyres I used, which was not […]

Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011

India to host two races?

India might get its second Formula One destination with plans afoot to set up a circuit in Goa. The promoters are believed to be scouting for a locale in Goa and set up a circuit on the lines of the Monaco Grand Prix. Tourism director Swapnil Naik confirmed the development to the Times of India newspaper. Image © REUTERS "Yes, we have been approached for a F1 circuit in Goa. We have decided to go ahead with it," he said. However, Naik did not reveal […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ecclestone decides 3pm GP start on India visit

Apr.13 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has decided that that inaugural Indian grand prix this year will start at 3pm in New Delhi.

Earlier, the first race at the newly-named Buddh International Circuit was given a 30 October date, subject to the approval of ...

Posted on Saturday, April 9, 2011

India names F1 track after God Budha

Apr.9 (GMM) Organisers of the inaugural 2011 Indian grand prix have renamed the New Delhi circuit.

Currently under construction in the Uttar Pradesh state and scheduled to host its first race in October, the track was previously called the Jaypee Int...