Posts Tagged ‘F1

25
Nov
09

5 Weirdest F1 moments

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28
Oct
09

Abu Dhabi around the bend!

It is almost time for this season’s finale… and what better way to end it other than on a brand new circuit!

Yas Marina

Yas Marina

With all the hype and excitement about the new track, I’ve decided to put down some facts about the track that I came across.

– It is the first Twilight race.

– The Yas MArina runs in an anti-clockwise direction.

– The lap boasts four main periods of acceleration, the longest equating to 1,173 metres, which is the longest straight of any 2009 Formula One track.

–  The two extra tracks at the Yas Marina can run independently of each other and thus make it possible for the circuit to hold two events simultaneously.

–  All of the grandstands, including the massive hairpin seating area, are covered to protect the estimated 50,000 spectators from the desert sun.

Well… so much for now. I’m sure there is so much more in store at this new race venue.

Yas Marina

Yas Marina - Circuit Map

01
Oct
09

The Singapore Grand Prix and so much more!

After all the excitement and anticipation, the Singapore Grand Prix 2009 was finally here. Lewis Hamilton clinched the first position followed by Timo Glock and Fernado Alonso.

What seemed to be an event extraordinaire last year did not seem so much like it this year. But I guess with Formula 1 racing there never can be a dull day. So here are a couple of the latest most shocking events in Formula 1 post the Singapore Grand Prix.

After its sudden triumph over the past few races, Force India seemed to finally run out of its winning streak. Not only did Adrian Sutil not finish, but also got himself fined a reported $20,000.

Now for the most talked about news in the F1 fraternity, Alonso is moving to Ferrari! After his debut in Formula 1 racing in 2001 with Minardi, he went on to become Renault’s official test driver the following season. By 2003 he was in the racer’s seat and went on to be F1’s youngest Grand Prix winner with victory. By the end of 2005 he was F1’s youngest champion.

Fernando Alonso now with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso now with Ferrari

Woah! All the hard work and the brilliant racing by the Spaniard has definitely paid off.

As for Raikkonen, he is said to be moving to McLaren where he will be racing along with reigning world champion, Lewis Hamilton. Raikkonen is not very thrilled about the change but has said it was a consensual agreement and is leaving with great memories with the team of the prancing horse.

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

So 2010 is going to see Massa and Alonso as Ferrari’s racers. If you are wondering where that leaves Fisichella, the former Fore India racer, will be Ferrari’s reserve driver. Are you also thinking he should have stayed on with Force India?

It is almost the end of a truly eventful Formula 1 season, and I just cannot wait to see what 2010 has in store for every race fanatic.

17
Sep
09

The worst scandal in F1 racing!!

A day after Renault’s Briatore and Symonds resigned from the team, the world of sports is abuzz with what is probably the worst scandal in F1 racing.

Formula 1 as a sport has its history of foul play over the years. With racers intentionally crashing to dampen another’s race, there is nothing very different about the latest Renault scandal. But what is reported as a first, is the fact that a racer was asked to crash for the benefit of a fellow team racer.

Among the accusations against team Renault, the strongest is that of the team risking not only Piquet’s life, but also endangering the spectators, marshals and other racers.

Nelson Piquet Jr. with Flavio Briatore

Nelson Piquet Jr. with Flavio Briatore

The case does have a couple of different takes and these are some of them:

– Piquet Jr. should bear the consequences because he chose to go ahead with the dirty plan.

– Alonso should renounce his title from last year even if he had no idea about the plan.

– The team should be banned from F1 racing.

The Singapore Grand Prix seems to be getting all the publicity it needs before the race in September. Whatever said, Singapore is the most talked of race this season!

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16
Sep
09

Moments of a rich past!

F1 history has its share of unforgettable moments. Moments that make you cringe, moments that you make you smile and moments that leave you speechless.

This video has a compilation of  some of the best fights on the circuit!

Let me know what you think or better still, share a video that you’ve come across.

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29
Aug
09

Fisichella wins Force India’s first Pole Position of the season!

force india 3

Force India

 

 

In a remarkable turn of events, Fisichella pulls the tri-coloured car to pole position today! When stalwarts like Hamilton and Alonso not even on the starting grid tomorrow’s race in Spa is going to be uber exciting! Jarno Trulli was second for Toyota, from BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld and Brawn GP’s Rubens Barrichello. The Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will start eighth and ninth.

With a lot of rather well-humoured jokes about Force India and its propensity to lead from the back. This is a happy surprise! Clocking speeds of 1:46:308 he got to the top by a difference of 87 secs! This is a surprise as McLaren’s Hamilton was at his speedy best in the afternoon with the weather being warm and pleasant.

While there have been races where the pole hasn’t guaranteed the podium, it will still be exciting to see India up in front. I can only imagine the pressure the team is under to perform.

Tomorrow I’m going to be glued to the screen! You?

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29
Aug
09

The BEST deal by far!

In my previous blog on the deals available for the Singapore Formula 1 race, I put down a couple of package options. But guess what, the packages just got better.

With it almost being time for the race, I expected the rates of packages to sky rocket. Surprisingly Travel Tours has come out with 2 new packages that are way more reasonable. Yes, that’s what I said, Travel tours has brought down the prices!

So now with the revised package of Rs.46,660* you get your air tickets, your stay and your F1 tickets! I already thought Travel Tours had the best deals but now they’re even better! The other package they’re offering is Rs.48,000.

The other package that comes closest is the package Mercury is offering. They’re package is Rs.47,000 but it EXCLUDES your airfare! For a complete F1 package to Singapore, Rs.46,000* seems just right to me. Let me know what you think.

Also for the best deals available you should check this site out www.singaporegrandprix.in




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