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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

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In many ways, the symbol of F1's new era of global sprawl. A typical Tilke circuit with a lot of twisty sections and a long straight followed by a very slow corner in order to facilitate overtaking.

circuit news

Vettel aims for a hattrick in China

After runaway wins from pole position in Australia and Malaysia, Red Bull's 23-year-old world champion returns in confident mood to the Shanghai circuit where two years ago he handed the team their breakthrough first Formula One victory.

Vettel fastest in final China GP practice

Vettel takes pole position in China

Force India's Paul di Resta to start eighth in Chinese GP

Vettel smokes 'em all

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2013 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:36:26.945
2012 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG 1:36:26.929
2011 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 96:58.226
2010 Jenson Button McLaren 106:42.163
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 117:43.485
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 91:57.403
2007 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 97:58.395
2006 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 97:32.747
2005 Fernando Alonso Renault 99:53.618
2004 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 99:12.420

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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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