In what is huge news to Indian formula one fans, Dr. Vijay Mallya , Indian liqour tycoon and the person most responsible for the new face of F1 in India has put in a strong bid for the ailing Spyker F1 division alongwith Michiel Mol.
“This offer has been accepted by the Board of Spyker Cars N.V. and exclusivity has been granted to the consortium Orange India Holdings Sarl to proceed with due diligence … to achieve completion within 30 days,”
He has confirmed the team will be renamed, and the word India will be in the team. Moreover he also hinted at the prospects of an Indian driver in the line-up.
There are also talks of Narain Karthikeyan getting a drive in Williams F1 next year. We will be keeping a watch on that too.