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Oct 29, 2012

Motor racing-Indian GP organisers upbeat despite attendance dip

NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A significant dip in race-day attendances failed to stop Indian Grand Prix organisers basking in the glory of an otherwise successful second edition.

The Buddh International Circuit on the outskirts of Delhi put behind the teething problems that plagued the inaugural race last year and put up a show without major glitch.

Oct 28, 2012

Alonso clings to championship dream as gap widens

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso lost a race battle but looked forward to winning the championship war despite falling further behind Red Bull’s overall leader Sebastian Vettel after Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.

Trailing Vettel by six points before landing in India, Alonso drove an aggressive race at the Buddh International Circuit to finish second – three places up from where he started but still behind winner Vettel.

Oct 28, 2012

Motor racing-Alonso clings to championship dream as gap widens

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso lost a race battle but looked forward to winning the championship war despite falling further behind Red Bull’s overall leader Sebastian Vettel after Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.

Trailing Vettel by six points before landing in India, Alonso drove an aggressive race at the Buddh International Circuit to finish second – three places up from where he started but still behind winner Vettel.

Oct 27, 2012

Indian GP moves on from the dog days of 2011

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – The dog days are over and the dust has also settled for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix on its second appearance on the Formula One calendar.

Last year’s inaugural race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) was dogged by feral hounds on the dusty track during practice and teething problems in a paddock that was far from finished.

Oct 27, 2012

Motor racing-Indian GP moves on from the dog days of 2011

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 27 (Reuters) – The dog days are over and the dust has also settled for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix on its second appearance on the Formula One calendar.

Last year’s inaugural race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) was dogged by feral hounds on the dusty track during practice and teething problems in a paddock that was far from finished.

Oct 26, 2012

Indian ministry irked by Ferrari’s flag gesture

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – India’s foreign ministry condemned Ferrari on Friday for putting the Italian navy flag on their cars at the Indian Grand Prix in what was seen as a political gesture of support for detained sailors.

Ferrari said it was simply a tribute to “one of the outstanding entities of our country” although they also alluded in a statement to the two Italian navy sailors charged with killing Indian fishermen.

Oct 26, 2012

Motor racing-Indian ministry irked by Ferrari’s flag gesture

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 26 (Reuters) – India’s foreign ministry condemned Ferrari on Friday for putting the Italian navy flag on their cars at the Indian Grand Prix in what was seen as a political gesture of support for detained sailors.

Ferrari said it was simply a tribute to “one of the outstanding entities of our country” although they also alluded in a statement to the two Italian navy sailors charged with killing Indian fishermen.

Oct 24, 2012

Hamilton breaks the silence with mentor Dennis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has spoken to former team boss and mentor Ron Dennis for the first time since the 2008 Formula One world champion’s switch to Mercedes was announced last month.

Hamilton, who has signed a three-year deal to drive for the German manufacturer from next year, said he had visited the McLaren factory in Woking on Friday but there had been no big farewell speech.

Oct 24, 2012

Motor Racing-Hamilton breaks the silence with mentor Dennis

NEW DELHI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has spoken to former team boss and mentor Ron Dennis for the first time since the 2008 Formula One world champion’s switch to Mercedes was announced last month.

Hamilton, who has signed a three-year deal to drive for the German manufacturer from next year, said he had visited the McLaren factory in Woking on Friday but there had been no big farewell speech.

Oct 2, 2012

India GP targets long-term success

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The success of last season’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix has convinced organisers they can build both a long-lasting legacy within Formula One and break even on their substantial outlay within “five to seven years”.

Jaypee Sports International Ltd (JPSI) raced against time to get the $450 million (278 million pounds) Buddh International Circuit ready for motor racing’s most prestigious series last October with the event running smoothly after some early teething problems.