When I was first asked to describe the experience of driving a Formula 1 car for this column, I was at a loss for words. How can you put down something so surreal, thrilling and scarcely believable --- the feel of driving an F1 car --- in black and white? Narain Karthikeyan writes.
Run into Sameer Gaur on the street and bet you won't figure that this unassuming man is the managing director of Jaypee Sports International. A fancy watch aside, there are hardly any swanky embellishments that scream: 'F1 circuit owner'. Sukhwant Basra & Vinayak Pande report.
The Formula One circus arrives at the BIC as tons of equipment is readied for the show. Vinayak Pande writes.
Just goes to show you that anything is possible when a man, who quit school at the age of 15, designed the car that allowed Michael Schumacher to shine at Formula 1's best circuit (Spa in Belgium). Vinayak Pande reports.
Gutted after a hydraulic leakage but looking forward to a good qualifying at the Indian Grand Prix come race weekend. Narain Karthikeyan writes.
The Formula 1 world first became aware of Narain Karthikeyan in the summer of 1999, when the first rumours drifted in that "an Indian chap" had won a British Formula 3 race at Brands Hatch. Joe Saward writes.
The F1 great, Damon Hill, revisits his fiery rivalry with Schumi, holds no grudges. Vinayak Pande reports.
Yesterday, HT brought you the title contenders. Today, meet the former champions, as well as those who’ve always been in contention but missed out on the big prize
Vettel and Webber may have sealed a qualifying one-two for Red Bull, but on a track with many overtaking opportunities it will be an open race, Narain Karthikeyan writes.
India is a massive potential market for F1 and so having Indians interested in the sport is a great idea. One needs only to look back to see the interest that a successful driver can generate, Joe Saward writes.
Growing the audience for F1 in India is all about giving fans that initial kick of adrenalin, writes Joe Saward.
First sound of the cars and everyone gets excited. Eventually, the race starts and the cars begin to zip by. It's all quite deafening and honestly, all quite boring. HT reports.
After all the build-up, it was finally time for the real thing. Race day had arrived at the Buddh International Circuit and despite some issues in qualifying, I was looking forward to a good finish. Narain Karthikeyan writes.
If reaching the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) last year was a Herculean task, this time it was a smooth ride, literally. Sharmistha Chaudhuri reports.
If all goes to plan, this will be a big week for Formula 1 as it returns to the United States for the first time in five years. F1 has failed to break into the US market in the course of the last 30 years, having blown the foundations that were built at Watkins Glen and Long Beach in the 1970s.
The primary goals of any normal business are to be successful in its field; to add value to the company; and to make a profit. Other strategic goals include building a brand, becoming the market leader or expanding the business into new areas. Joe Saward writes.
It is very difficult to bet against Sebastian Vettel’s impeding coronation as a four-time world champion in India, and Red Bull look poised to seal the constructors’ title as well, writes Narain Karthikeyan.
While F1 has seen action across the world since the 1950s, in India, motorsports had a humble beginning a few decades ago. But its popularity is on the upswing with the Indian GP providing the needed boost, writes Sanjay Sharma.
Narain Karthikeyan describes the surreal, thrilling and scarcely believable — the feel of driving an F1 car. He goves the basics on just what it feels like to go from an average car to an F1 monster.
With hardly any ‘track record’, India took the world by storm when it hosted Formula One. But an uncertain future beckons and rumours are abuzz that this year’s edition could even be the last, writes Rohit Bhaskar. Full coverage
I think the final 10 laps or so of Sunday’s race will be incredibly fascinating. But one thing is clear – whichever way things play out on Sunday, the extent of Vettel’s domination is clear. Narain Karthikeyan writes.
It was finally a good time to go to the Force India team building. After all they were holding a press conference with an Indian driver; albeit one far from the upper echelons of the sport just yet. Sukhwant Basra writes.
In Formula 1, it is never about the driver alone. Machinery plays a critical role and there is no doubt that Adrian Newey has been the standard as far as F1 design is concerned.