'Difficult to organise Formula 1 race without govt support'
'Difficult to organise Formula 1 race without govt support'

As the future of privately-backed Indian Grand Prix stands in a limbo, Nissan India President Guillaume Sicard has said that it is very difficult to organise a Formula 1 race without government support.

Waiting for Jaypee to come back to me on Indian GP's return in 2016: Bernie Ecclestone
Waiting for Jaypee to come back to me on Indian GP's return in 2016: Bernie Ecclestone

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has made it clear that Jaypee Group has little time left to decide on the return of the Indian Grand Prix in 2016.

FMSCI bullish on NSF status soon but it won`t help Indian GP

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.

Sort out money matters, get Indian GP back in 2015: Ecclestone

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.

Shame Indian Grand Prix has been scrapped: Damon Hill

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.

Ecclestone says door is open for India return

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.

Bernie gives Indian Grand Prix a miss

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given the Indian Grand Prix a miss for the first time since the race`s inception in 2011.

Sebastian Vettel’s love for India Grand Prix continues…

Since the inception of Indian GP, the German, Vettel, has been winning the race at BIC.

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey excited by new challenge

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey`s decision to join Red Bull from McLaren in 2006 has paid off fourfold but still he wants more.

Sebastian Vettel can challenge Schumacher records, feels Christian Horner

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.

Realisation of becoming an F1 legend yet to sink in: Vettel

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.

Indian GP: Vettel`s triumph not a surprise, says Alonso

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said that Sebastian Vettel’s fourth drivers’ championship at the Indian Grand Prix here on Sunday did not come as a surprise to him.

Hat-trick of Pole for Vettel in Indian GP

Three-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has secured the pole position in the Indian Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez feels India can be good for McLaren

Sunday`s Indian Formula One Grand Prix could be McLaren`s best race of a dismal season, according to their Mexican driver Sergio Perez.

Red Bull`s Newey has his `India moment` in traffic

Like his fellow Formula 1 colleagues, Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey also had his ‘India moment’ while travelling to the Buddh International Circuit (BIC).

Don`t think tyre strategy will decide the winner, says Sebastian Vettel

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.

Force India to be `one of last` to name 2014 drivers

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya Saturday said his team would be one of the last to announce its drivers’ line-up for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Low turnout expected for Indian GP

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).

F1 legend Niki Lauda an Australian cricket fan?

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda was stumped here when a TV channel presenter asked the Austrian whether he was an Australian who loved cricket.

Formula One: Indian GP Saturday practice shortened

The Indian Grand Prix`s third practice session was first delayed and then shortened due to smog at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on Saturday.