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Team Williams fined again for wheel offence

Formula One team Williams have been fined 60,000 euros ($83,000) for the second race in a row after a wheel nut came off Pastor Maldonado's car during practice at the Indian Grand Prix, the FIA said today.

Hamilton, Button looking forward to Indian Grand Prix

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are gung ho about racing at the new Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida and said they are looking forward to the inaugural Indian Grand Prix next weekend.

F1 debut fuels India's sporting ambitions

If India can pull off a successful Grand Prix on Sunday, the winning driver will not be the only person celebrating a major victory. The country's inaugural Formula One race, being held at a new track outside the capital New Delhi, is seen as a key test of India's ability to organise and deliver international sporting events.

Indian Grand Prix first free practice times

First free practice session times from the Formula One Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi today.

'Fantastic to win first ever Grand Prix of India'

Moments after winning the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, double world champion driver Sebastian Vettel described his performance as "fantastic" and said he is very happy to win the first ever Formula One race hosted by this country.

It’s clean sweep for Lucas Auer

Austrian driver Lucas Auer, nephew of former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger, made it a clean sweep at the Buddh International Circuit, clinching the second race of the JK Racing Asia Series, on Sunday.

Fun formula

F1 fever kicks off in the city. Here’s where you can catch all the action, Furquan Ameen Siddiqui writes.

Sebastian Vettel unfazed by problem, cool on title talk

Sebastian Vettel dismissed concerns over an apparent technical problem with his Red Bull car during his cruise to victory in today's Indian Grand Prix and stayed cool on title talk with three races to go.

Three more races certain at BIC

Russia and Austria are slated to have an F1 race next year as is New Jersey in the US. Thailand has also been hailed as a future venue by the sport's CEO Bernie Ecclestone.

Formula One: Vettel dominates Indian Grand Prix practice

Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.

Indian GP is a speedway to bigger things

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.

Driver's seat: Narain Karthikeyan on what it feels like to drive an F1 car

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.

Third year of Indian Grand Prix: this formula wasn’t easy

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

Kart-ridge that prints champs

Practically every F1 driver on the grid today has his roots in karting. But while the karting infrastructure is up to the international mark in India, more needs to be done, writes Rayomand Banajee.

Sticking your neck out in F1, pit stop in the gym

Racing needs a huge commitment from the driver to perform at the highest level. A driver’s fitness routine is as taxing as some of the most physically challenging sports, says Karun Chandhok.
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