The Brawn BGP001's testing form in 2009 was no red herring and the car proved to be the class of the field. HT writes.
‘Racing improves the breed’. It's an old saying but an apt one as far as automobile manufacturers are concerned. Where else but in motorsports events like the Desert Storm will Indian car manufacturers get to put their latest products up against the king of off-road events for nearly two decades; the Gypsy. Vinayak Pande reports.
Sebastian Vettel may be dominating Formula One with Mark Webber looking in fine form too (provided he doesn't get bamboozled by this year's Pirelli tyres) but Red Bull Racing know that nothing lasts forever. Vinayak Pande writes.
Given that 16-year-old Shahaan Engineer was taking part in a series where the average age of the drivers participating was 22 and most had far more racing experience than the Mumbai-born rookie, taking part in the Toyota Racing Series was going to be an uphill task for Engineer. Vinayak Pande writes.
Forget who set the fastest times for now. The true pace of the current Formula One cars won't be revealed until they are let loose on the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. HT reports.
Formula One cars are not a sight for sore eyes this season but, on the basis of the first four launches, at least one ugly duckling looks likely to turn into a swan as the year progresses.
Ferrari have blamed Formula One's 2012 regulations for making the nose of their new car “not aesthetically pleasing” while also revealing that the front wing of the F2012 will evolve in the coming months.
In about two weeks, at least seven of the 12 Formula One teams would have unveiled their 2012 challengers and will have let it loose on track in Jerez, Spain to kick off pre-season testing.
The first Indian automotive major in MotoGP is taking homegrown riders places. HT reports.
The Etios Cup will be the second one-make tin-top racing series following the Volkswagen Polo R Cup that started in 2010.
The only Indian to qualify for MotoGP, 2012 will be the year for Chennai's Sarath to prove himself worthy for the big leagues. Vinayak Pande
reports. Journey so far
Fitness and Formula One go hand in hand is a well known fact. However, to Heinz-Harald Frentzen, the 1997 world championship runner-up and winner of three Grands Prix, this rule doesn't always apply as illness seems to get the best out of him. Dipak Ragav reports.
Twenty two-year-old Armaan Ebrahim has had his mind set on a career in top flight single seat racing for a while now. That was the intention when he stepped into the cockpit of an A1 GP car in 2005 till competing in his third season in the Formula Two championship this season. Vinayak Pande reports.
As the Formula One season heads towards its season finale in Brazil this weekend, the focus shifts on to the traditional game of musical chairs played between drivers in various stages of their F1 careers.
When 45-year-old former Italian racing driver Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi won the handcycle division of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, people may have wondered why it made the news in major motorsports websites and publications.
Statistically speaking, Britain's Anthony Davidson has every reason to be bitter. "The Ant", as the diminutive 32-year-old is known in motorsports circles, has to his name 24 F1 starts, no wins, points or podiums. But statistics, as always, tell only half the story.
World champion Sebastian Vettel displayed a flair for language and an eye for the ladies as he used halting Hindi to pay tribute to India's beautiful women today. Asked to sum up his experiences in India in one phrase, he said: "Aapki ladki bahut sunda hai."
With the country hosting its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix, Mumbaiites keen on getting a slice of the racing action have packed their bags and landed in Delhi.
Much is being made of the puppy that ran out on the Buddh International Circuit during the first practice session of the Indian Grand Prix. Vinayak Pande writes.
The technology McLaren team uses for co-ordination during the all crucial pit-stop during a race, is now being used by British Airport Association (BAA) for hassle free and speedy landing and take-off at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.
It was a memorable day for the celebrities, who turned up the racing track in Greater Noida to watch India's maiden Grand Prix.
In a country crazy for cricket, the enthusiasm shown by spectators at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida for India's maiden Grand Prix was overwhelming.
A complete lack of planning by the traffic police spoiled the F1 fun for thousands of commuters. Cars remained stuck in long jams while going to and returning from the race venue.
First free practice session times from the Formula One Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi today.
Yet to win a race in what he calls his "worst season in Formula One", Lewis Hamilton is also nursing a broken heart after splitting up with singer Nicole Scherzinger but insists it won't be a distraction in this Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.
Martin Brundle remembers the time when Formula One was a lot different than it is today. “Back when I started racing in the 1980s, you had to fight to keep the car on the track,” Michael Schumacher's former teammate at Benetton told HT.
India's star cricketer Yuvraj Singh was awed after watching the Formula One inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Sunday, but said it would be difficult for the sport to match cricket's popularity in India as it is only an annual event.
For Formula One (F1) World Champion Sebastian Vettel, a road trip to Agra was more fascinating than the experience of seeing the majestic Taj Mahal.
The two grabbed quite a few headlines in 2002 when Schumacher gifted the keys of a Ferrari to Tendulkar after the Indian equalled Sir Donald Bradman's tally of 29 Test centuries.
Arjun Rampal’s Lap is the official party host this weekend as Formula 1 makes a much-hyped debut in India. It will give Indian DJs a chance to spin with Edward Maya and Roger Sanchez.
Andrew Flintoff's advice to Formula One teams visiting India for the country's first grand prix is to fuel themselves on beer and curry.
Hindustan Times presents the only five women who broke into the male dominated world of Formula One.
The buck stops with the team principal in an F1 team. Starting with payments, all responsibilities fall on him.
The key to being a really quick Formula One driver is to take risks on the racetrack and be in no rush to start a family, according to McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.
Rubens Barrichello can boast of being a race-winning championship leader with a contract for next season -- the only pity being that he is not talking about Formula One.
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.
"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.