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Force India F1 driver announcement video

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The Force India formula one driver announcement: Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Interesting to note that Adrian Sutil’s video has a mention of defeating Lewis Hamilton. Vijay Mallya greets the drivers. Announcer : Shruti Seth (i think)

P.S. The video quality is a little bad.

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January 12th, 2008 at 8:13 am

Ego Hurt, Giancarlo Fisichella slams back

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After some publications were reporting that Giancarlo Fisichella will be paying around 10 million dollars to secure his seat at Force India formula one team, Fisichella has taken strong offence to the comments. Mocking the suggestion that he would pay for a seat , he said that if he had 10 million dollars, he would sit back home and watch F1 on TV.

“I do not pay to drive, I get paid to drive,”

“I do not bring sponsors to the team, the team brings sponsors to me,”

“If I had 10 million bucks I’d stay home and watch F1 on TV!”

I wonder how many sponsors would like the exposure they would get from Fisichella watching F1 at home. His publicist should have told him that sponsors give drivers money for the exposure they set to get from being displayed on a F1 car. Funny guy he is !

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January 6th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Christmas Formula One News Roundup

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I have been a little busy this week with a lot of personal work and backlog, so am a little slow on updating the site.

Fisichella signed up for Force India formula one ? – Rumours are that Force India supremo Vijay Mallya has signed up Renault’s Giancarlo Fisichella for the 2008 formula one season dashing Christian Klien’s and Ralf Schumacher’s hopes. The other seat has already been almost confirmed for Adrian Sutil with everyone from Team Principal to Mallya rooting for him.

Sponsors follow Fernando Alonso back to Renault – In what seems to be another setback to the already in trouble McLaren formula one team, Spanish sponsors Mutua Madrilena will be hooking up with the Renault F1 team again as the Spaniard Fernando Alonso looks set to regain his crown with the French outfit.

Karun Chandhok to drive alongside Bruno Senna in GP2 – Karun Chandhok says goodbye to Durango GP2 team and says hello to iSport , the team is Timo Glock’s ex (i think), he will be driving alongside Ayrton Senna’s nephew Bruno Senna. iSport is a top team in the GP2 lineup and Karun will be hoping for a lot of podiums this season.

Luca di Montezemolo makes some interesting comments

The Ferrari president was absolutely furious with McLaren following their admission to cheating and using confidential Ferrari data in their own cars.

“I’m convinced that at least the colours of the two cars will be different. I don’t expect a red McLaren,” he said
“It’s better if we talk about something else;” the Italian added.

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December 24th, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Lewis Hamilton wins the wet-wet Japanese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Raikkonen on 2007 Japanese Grand Prix podium
It was raining cats and dogs at the start and it was raining at the end, the Japanese Grand Prix was run under totally wet conditions, with a large number of laps being run directly behind the safety car. It was an unlucky day for two time world champion Fernando Alonso who crashed out in the crucial race with no points. The whole Grand Prix looked like a farce actually, it was more keeping on track than racing.

Lewis Hamilton winning the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix

In the end it was Kimi Raikkonen’s battle with fellow Finn Heiki Kovalainen which was the center of attention, but Kovalainen managed to hold back Kimi in the dying stages of the race to claim his first podium of the season by finishing in second place. Kimi finished third. Felipe Massa had some wheel to wheel racing action with Robert Kubica in the last lap bumping and grinding against Kubica’s BMW Sauber. In the end though it looks like that the driver’s championship shall goto Lewis Hamilton, unless something extraordinary happens : He retires from a race.

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa at Fuji 2007

Final Race Result of the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix
1 Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes
2 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault +8.377 secs
3 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari +9.478secs
4 David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault +20.297
5 Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault +38.864
6 Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari +49.042
7 Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber +49.285
8 Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Toro Rosso-Ferrari +55.622
9 Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari +1:00.129
10 Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda +1:28.342
11 Jenson Button (GB) Honda one lap behind
12 Sakon Yamamoto (Jpn) Spyker-Ferrari one lap
13 Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota one Lap
14 Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber two laps
15 Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda two laps
R Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 55 laps completed
R Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri-Honda 54 laps
R Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 49 laps
R Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 46 laps
R Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 45 laps
R Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Mercedes 41 laps
R Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams 19 laps

Formula One Drivers’ world championship 2007 after Japanese Grand Prix
Name Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 107
2 Fernando Alonso 95
3 Kimi Raikkonen 90
4 Felipe Massa 80
5 Nick Heidfeld 56
6 Robert Kubica 35
7 Heikki Kovalainen 30
8 Giancarlo Fisichella 21
9 Nico Rosberg 15
10 David Coulthard 13
11 Alexander Wurz 13
12 Mark Webber 10
13 Jarno Trulli 7
14 Ralf Schumacher 5
15 Takuma Sato 4
16 Jenson Button 2
17 Sebastian Vettel 1
18 Rubens Barrichello 0
19 Scott Speed 0
20 Anthony Davidson 0
21 Adrian Sutil 0
22 Christijan Albers 0
23 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
24 Sakon Yamamoto 0

Photos : Ferrari Media and McLaren

Ferrari rise from ashes as Kimi wins French Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen French Grand Prix

It was straight out of a well written movie script, in the recent races Ferrari had fallen far behind in terms of pace and till last race most people were wondering if this would be an all McLaren season. But thankfully, Ferrari regained form today scoring an impressive 1-2, with Kimi winning the race and Felipe Massa coming second. Lewis Hamilton of McLaren came third completing the top 3. The Ferraris completely dominated the race.

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Another surprise was Jenson Button, he finally scored a point in the souped up Honda and thus put Honda on the leader board. Robert Kubica back from injury was an impressive fourth and Nick Heidfeld was fifth scoring two great finishes for the BMW Sauber formula one team.

Fernando Alonso who started 10th made his way upto 7th place. Hamilton now leads him by 14 points in the Driver’s championship.

Toyota’s Jarno Trulli was out on the first lap, but teammate Ralf Schumacher was able to salvage some pride for the Toyota team getting 10th place just 1 short of a point scoring position.

Final Result of the 2007 formula one French Grand Prix

1. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1hr 30min 54.200
2. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari +00:02.414
3. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren-Mercedes 00:32.153
4. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 00:41.727
5. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 00:46.801
6. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Renault 00:52.210
7. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren-Mercedes 00:56.516
8. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 00:58.885
9. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams-Toyota 01:08.505
10. Ralf Schumacher (Germany) Toyota 1 lap
11. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1 lap
12. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 1 lap
13. David Coulthard (Britain) RedBull – Renault 1 lap
14. Alexander Wurz (Austria) Williams – Toyota 1 lap
15. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Renault 1 lap
16. Takuma Sato (Japan) Super Aguri-Honda 2 laps
17. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Spyker-Ferrari 2 laps
r. Scott Speed (U.S.) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 laps
r. Christijan Albers (Netherlands) Spyker-Ferrari 42 laps
r. Anthony Davidson (Britain) Super Aguri-Honda 69 laps
r. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 69 laps
r. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 laps

r = retired

Fastest Lap: Felipe Massa, 1:16.099, lap 42.

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