India Insight

Beyond the F1 buzz, India need more drivers

By Reuters Staff
November 4, 2011

By Abhishek Takle

I knew India would fall in love with Formula One when I witnessed Lewis Hamilton do a demo drive in Bangalore last month in front of 40,000 massively excited fans thrilled by the assault on their senses . Our first grand prix at Noida last weekend only proved me right. The world’s finest drivers were given a taste of the adulation usually only handed out to Indian cricketers on home soil.

“Mother Monster” Lady Gaga set to surprise India with F1 show

By Reuters Staff
October 28, 2011

By Annie Banerji

Curiosity peaked as international pop icon Lady Gaga kept the media waiting before her press conference In New Delhi. Would she don cow-like headgear (to commemorate her visit to India) or would she be wearing a dress made of stuffed animals again?

Playing spoilsport with Formula One?

September 1, 2009

Despite the Force India team taking second place at the podium at the Belgian Grand Prix there is no rethinking in the sports ministry on its view that Formula One is not enough of a sport.

Force India podium, giant leap for Indian motor sport?

August 30, 2009

India can boast of taking a major stride in Formula One after Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella drove from pole to second on the podium at the Belgium Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula One – Singapore sets high standard for India

October 1, 2008

I have to admit I am not a Formula One fan but I did jump to the offer of going to Singapore for the floodlit race and am IToyota Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany drives past the Old Court House at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit glad I went! The experience of watching a race live is incomparable to what you get on television especially since this one was a night street-race and an Indian team was competing (Never mind the fact that one of the team’s drivers crashed out mid way and the other ended the race in the last spot.)