HindustanTimes Mon,31 Aug 2015

Vettel lays down marker in European GP practice

Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel set the second fastest and fastest time in the two 90 minute practice sessions at the European Grand Prix at the Valencia street circuit today.

Vettel leads closely packed rivals

Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the European Grand Prix at the Valencia street cicruit after outqualifying Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado in an incredibly close qualifying session where the second fastest to tenth fastest driver in the classification was seperated by just 0.582 seconds.

Hamilton contract negotiations with McLaren to get underway

When Lewis Hamilton laid his eyes on the Le Mans winning McLaren F1 GTR in the Woking based team's headquarters, he could not resist asking his boss Ron Dennis for one. Dennis agreed on the condition that Hamilton win at least three F1 titles for his team. HT reports.

Maldonado eyes another podium in Valencia

Pastor Maldonado had his sights set on a second podium finish for Williams after securing third position on the grid during qualifying for Sunday's European Grand Prix.

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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