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Oct 26, 2013

Mallya tips Mumbai teen as next Indian F1 driver

GREATER NOIDA (Reuters) – India has no Formula One driver and there will be no grand prix here next year but Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya believes he has unearthed the country’s next driving talent in a Mumbai teenager.

There is a clear lack of buzz around Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, which stares at an uncertain future after Sunday’s race.

Oct 26, 2013

Motor racing-Mallya tips Mumbai teen as next Indian F1 driver

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 26 (Reuters) – India has no Formula One driver and there will be no grand prix here next year but Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya believes he has unearthed the country’s next driving talent in a Mumbai teenager.

There is a clear lack of buzz around Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, which stares at an uncertain future after Sunday’s race.

Oct 25, 2013

Pirelli warn of possible 2014 tire crisis

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – Pirelli warned on Friday they will not be able to supply tires for next year’s Formula One season unless they are allowed to do more winter testing with an up-to-date car.

A spate of blowouts earlier this season and the criticism that followed led to a change in tire compounds and structure, but even that could not satisfy drivers including Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s Mark Webber.

Oct 25, 2013

Motor racing-Pirelli warn of possible 2014 tyre crisis

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Pirelli warned on Friday they will not be able to supply tyres for next year’s Formula One season unless they are allowed to do more winter testing with an up-to-date car.

A spate of blowouts earlier this season and the criticism that followed led to a change in tyre compounds and structure, but even that could not satisfy drivers including Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s Mark Webber.

Oct 24, 2013

Alonso goes to bed ‘proud’ even in ‘Vettel era’

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso may have conceded the Formula One world title but the Ferrari driver is not losing any sleep over Sebastian Vettel’s domination on the track.

Red Bull’s Vettel is on the cusp of his fourth successive world title and second-placed Alonso, who trails the German by 90 points ahead of Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, admitted it was merely a formality.

Oct 24, 2013

Motor racing-Alonso goes to bed ‘proud’ even in ‘Vettel era’

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso may have conceded the Formula One world title but the Ferrari driver is not losing any sleep over Sebastian Vettel’s domination on the track.

Red Bull’s Vettel is on the cusp of his fourth successive world title and second-placed Alonso, who trails the German by 90 points ahead of Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, admitted it was merely a formality.

Oct 24, 2013

India Grand Prix to go ahead despite court hearing

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – Indian Grand Prix organizers have confirmed that Sunday’s race will go ahead even though the country’s top court has agreed to hear a petition on Friday seeking its cancellation over tax issues.

The Supreme Court decided to hear the case after campaigner Amit Kumar accused race promoters Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) of not paying entertainment taxes in full for the 2012 race.

Oct 24, 2013

Motor racing-India Grand Prix to go ahead despite court hearing

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Indian Grand Prix organisers have confirmed that Sunday’s race will go ahead even though the country’s top court has agreed to hear a petition on Friday seeking its cancellation over tax issues.

The Supreme Court decided to hear the case after campaigner Amit Kumar accused race promoters Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) of not paying entertainment taxes in full for the 2012 race.

Oct 22, 2013

Di Resta faces uncertain Formula One future

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Force India driver Paul Di Resta acknowledged his uncertain Formula One future on Tuesday while pointing out that he was not the only driver facing problems.

The 27-year-old Scot’s poor run of form in the second half of the season has fuelled speculation that the Silverstone-based team might drop him and bring back Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg, who has also been linked with Lotus.

Oct 22, 2013

Motor racing-Di Resta faces uncertain Formula One future

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Force India driver Paul Di Resta acknowledged his uncertain Formula One future on Tuesday while pointing out that he was not the only driver facing problems.

The 27-year-old Scot’s poor run of form in the second half of the season has fuelled speculation that the Silverstone-based team might drop him and bring back Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg, who has also been linked with Lotus.