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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

circuit facts


circuit profile


Regarded by the racing fraternity as not just the best F1 circuit, but the best circuit in use anywhere in the world. Elevation changes, fast corners, hairpins and chicanes allow an F1 car to show off its full repertoire of performance.

circuit news

Where it all began for Schumi

Formula One returns this weekend after an enforced summer holiday with the teams declaring themselves refreshed and Michael Schumacher hoping to mark the 20th anniversary of his debut in style.

Spa circuit from another era in F1

Webber tops wet second practice

Schumacher crashes out on 20th anniversary

Formula One: Vettel on pole for Belgian Grand Prix

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2012 Jenson Button McLaren 1:29:08.530
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 86:44.893
2010 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 89:04.268
2009 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 83:50.995
2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari 82:59.330
2007 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 80:39.066
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 90:01.295
2004 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 92:35.274
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 81:20.634
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 68:5.002
2000 Mika Hakkinen McLaren 88:14.494
1999 David Coulthard McLaren 85:43.057

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F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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