June 18th, 2013
Adrian Sutil says Force India’s strength in looking after its tyres shows there is nothing wrong with the job that Pirelli is doing. Pirelli came under pressure earlier this year to make its products more conservative on the back of a high number of pit stops at some events.
February 19th, 2013
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull were quickest by a comfortable half-second margin as Formula 1 2013 winter testing resumed at Barcelona on Tuesday morning. Even by testing standards, the initial session featured little activity at first, with most teams remaining coy and focusing on shakedowns and aero tests for the opening part of the morning
February 6th, 2013
Romain Grosjean set the pace on the second day of pre-season Formula 1 testing at Jerez, while Lewis Hamilton’s first outing for Mercedes was cut short by a crash. Lotus driver Grosjean, who led the way in the morning , went faster on a series of short runs on the soft tyre in the afternoon
November 3rd, 2012
FIA GT World Series titles are set to be awarded on the basis of points scored in Stephane Ratel’s new-for-2013 GT Sprint Series and his Blancpain Endurance Series next season. Ratel proposed such a plan in July , and has now revealed that he has reached an agreement in principle with FIA President Jean Todt for competitors in the two series to compete for manufacturers’ and teams’ titles. He formulated the plan following his decision not to continue running the FIA GT1 World Championship after the end of this season.
November 1st, 2012
Romain Grosjean does not believe the lack of news over his Lotus future is a bad sign, despite team-mate Kimi Raikkonen’s 2013 deal already being announced. Frenchman Grosjean is expected to stay on for another year at the team, which confirmed on Monday that Raikkonen had signed a new, one-year, contract .
October 26th, 2012
An incorrect setting on his Ferrari caused Felipe Massa to struggle with its handling during second practice for the Indian Grand Prix. The Brazilian, who had been seventh quickest in the morning, spun several times during the second session and was unable to set a proper laptime after damaging his tyres. Massa finished down in 15th position, 1.5 seconds off team-mate Fernando Alonso
January 18th, 2011
EXTRA TIME: McLaren officials have decided to skip the first Formula One preseason test in order to give team engineers more time to find additional performance for the new MP4-26 chassis. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn.
January 13th, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — India’s two F-1 drivers have opposite views about when it is best to drive for Hispania Racing. Narain Karthikeyan, who will race for the team this year, turned down the opportunity to drive for HRT in its first season
January 7th, 2011
Narain Karthikeyan (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) MADRID, Spain — Narain Karthikeyan, the native of India who was voted the most popular driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010, will return to Formula One this year to drive for HRT.
December 5th, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The FIA has released the entry list for 2011
September 14th, 2010
MONZA, Italy — Next year’s F-1 schedule consists of a record 20 races and runs from mid March until the end of November. All 19 events this season are retained and India joins, although it remains tentative until the new circuit passes the FIA inspection. Much to the resentment of those who do all the hard work on the F-1 trail — the mechanics and the hospitality staff — Monaco is, as it was this year, on the weekend following the Spanish race.
August 24th, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The ongoing legal battle between the Force India team and Aerolab has taken several new twists
by Jason Noble on September 12th, 2009
Sim-racing is not for everyone. Many iRacing members will be the only sim-racer in their household, or the only one amongst their group of friends. Some of you may even be the only iRacer in your town or region. But spare a thought for Sandeep Banerjee: he is the only active iRacer in his country. And he lives in India, which makes him a one in 1.2 billion kind of guy! We caught up with Sandeep recently. inRacingNews: India has a lot of people but only one active iRacer. How does it feel to be the sole local representative? Sandeep: It feels lonely! No, seriously, I’m surprised in a way as I know there are many here that follow racing — F1 mostly as it’s the most publicized and known-about [...]