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Karun Chandhok confirmed for Campos Meta HRT F1 Team

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In what is surely going to make the day of any Indian Karun Chandhok has been chosen to represent the Campos Meta F1 team or the newly rechristened name HRT F1 team. Karun Chandhok will be racing besides Bruno Senna nephew of the great Ayrton Senna.

We will be able to see him racing in Bahrain !

It is interesting to note that it is Colin Kolles who is giving Karun Chandhok this chance of a lifetime. He was formerly associated with the Kingfisher Force India F1 team, earlier also he had given the Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan a chance with the Russian Midland formula one team. It looks like he has a certain fancy for Indian drivers. He replaces Adrian Campos in the Campos F1 outfit.

It may be noted that HRT F1 team is not really expected to do well in F1 🙂 , they are cash strapped at this point.

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March 4th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Narain Karthikeyan and Vijay Mallya, who’s the good guy ?

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Well, last week’s comments by Vijay Mallya have outraged a lot of people in India, is the sport of formula one so shallow and money minded that anyone can come and buy a team with his overflowing millions and then comment upon drivers and other hard working people in F1.

People in Europe and Americas are probably unaware of the kind of outrage that Vijay Mallya’s comments have caused in India’s formula one fans.

I really admire Vijay Mallya, mainly for the fact that he has brought India on the world map in a large number of places, liquor being 1. But formula one is not one of them. Narain Karthikeyan was the Indian who had brought India to the world stage in formula one. His sponsors like JK Tyre and TATA were the ones who put India on the formula one map not Kingfisher, not Vijay Mallya.

Narain Karthikeyan became the first Indian driver in formula one, he was a test driver for Williams. Even in the defunct Jordans, he drove his heart out. Steve Slater and Chris Goodwin praised his guts and moves. The kind of aggression he showed in racing was praised by all. Michael Schumacher, Emerson Fittpaldi and Tiago Monteiro (his teammate) all praised his guts.

Then along came Mr. Mallya, bought over a defunct formula one outfit and named it after India. That was good, but his comments about Indian drivers was uncalled for. Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan are good drivers, better than if not as good as Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella. Both of them have WON races at every stage of racing they have competed in and are very much competitive when pitted against the best of drivers.

Mr. Mallya’s obsession with glamour and foreigners is not appreciated by this formula one fan. I would much rather have one of the Ambanis or the TATAs in formula one.

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December 27th, 2008 at 8:53 am

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

Force India F1 formula one team announce testing

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Vijay Mallya owned Force India F1, (previously Spyker) announced their driver lineup for testing today. These drivers will be testing alongside Adrian Sutil and include Dutch test driver Giedo van der Garde and Spaniard Roldan Rodriguez. Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien will also try to impress the team topshots to get a place in the 2008 formula one grid.

Vijay Mallya had commented this earlier

“We need a driver of some calibre to also improve the performance of the team, we can’t have rookies only,” he said.

“For better performance, I need a proven driver.”

“He is coming up with significant sponsor money but he must get a super licence first,” he said about Rodriguez.

Meanwhile Indian Karun Chandhok after winning a GP2 race might be looking at a seat in the F1 racing grid. He just got a test with the Red Bull team and will be looking to make the most of it.

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November 11th, 2007 at 3:05 pm

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