HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

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season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
Spanish 12/05 8 & 8 & 9 & 9 & 6 6
Bahrain 21/04 10 & 10 10 & 10 9 15
Chinese 14/04 8 & 8 & 5 & 5 & 10 25
Malaysian 24/03 7 & 7 & 17 & 17 2 27
Australian 17/03 10 & 10 9 & 9 & 2 29

team profile

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
McLaren last won the constructors' title in 1998 with Mika Hakkinen at the helm. It has since then been several long and barren seasons for the Woking-based outfit. The thirst for success was quenched only by the enrolment of a young prodigy, Lewis Hamilton. Over the last decade, the team has employed the services of star drivers like Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Juan Pablo Montoya and David Coulthard. However, the championship ...
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    team facts

    Team Base Woking, United Kingdom
    Team Country Great Britain
    Team Boss Martin Whitmarsh
    Test Driver Gary Paffett
    First Race 1966, Monaco Grand Prix
    Last Race 2013, Spanish Grand Prix
    Team Races 728
    Team Wins 182
    Team Poles 155
    Team Podiums 483
    Team Fastest Laps 152
    Points 4739.5
    Constructor Champs 8
    Driver Champs 12

    engine facts

    Team Base Mercedes
    Team Country Mercedes-Benz FO 108F
    Team Boss MP4-28
    Test Driver Akebono
    First Race Semi-automatic, 7 + reverse
    Last Race 18,000 RPM
    Team Races Semi-automatic, 7 + reverse
    Team Wins 32
    Team Poles Pirelli
    Team Podiums Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pull

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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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