The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) is close to achieving the status of a National Sports Federation after years of wait, the officials claimed today, but even then the promoters of Formula One in the country should not hope for any financial support, the government clarified.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone today promised the return of Indian Grand Prix in 2015 provided the race promoters, Jaypee Group, fulfill the financial requirements of the existing five-year contract.
Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill today said it was a "shame" that the Indian Grand Prix was scrapped just after three years of launch, especially as the promoters had laid a good track at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
A deal has been done for India to return to the Formula One calendar in 2015 and for six years beyond that if tax problems with the country`s authorities can be overcome, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.
Sebastian Vettel has the talent to surpass Michael Schumacher`s record seven Formula One titles after becoming the sport`s youngest quadruple champion, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.
Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel on Sunday became only the fourth driver in the history of Formula One to win four world titles or more but the German said the realisation of joining the elite list of F1 legends is yet to sink in.
Selecting the right set of tyres at the Buddh International Circuit might hold the key to success in tomorrow`s Indian Grand Prix, but defending champion Sebastian Vettel feels the 60-lap race is long enough for a team to adjust its strategies.
The Indian Grand Prix organisers have lowered their turnout projection for the Formula 1 race Sunday, saying 55,000 seats are likely to be filled at the one lakh capacity Buddh International Circuit (BIC).
Formula One team Williams was today fined 60,000 Euros after the front wheel nut of front right tyre wheel nut of driver Pastor Maldonado`s car came off during the second free practice for the Indian Grand Prix.