Posts Tagged ‘Force India

30
Oct
09

what do they think?

Here’s what some of the racers had to say about the latest track addition of the season.
Jenson Button

Jenson Button

“It’s always fun to try a new race track, particularly one which looks as unique as Yas Marina with the unusual pit-lane exit and the day/night race.” Jenson Button, Brawn GP

Rubens Barichello

Rubens Barichello

“The layout of the circuit seems both fun and challenging and it will be interesting to start the race in daylight and to finish in evening conditions.” Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP 

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

 “It will be a new experience for everyone so it’s important that we maximise all the sessions and learn as much as we can quickly to try and find an advantage. I think the facility looks amazing…” Fernando Alonso, Renault   

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

 “All the signs point to Abu Dhabi being another strong track for us – there are plenty of slow corners leading onto long straights, where KERS will be very advantageous. Seeing as it’s likely to be the last race for KERS, it would be fantastic to send it off with a perfect result.” Lewis Hamilton, McLaren

 

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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.

15
Sep
09

Who will it be?

Force India’s, Vijay Mallya says that the team is now ready to use McLaren’s simulator to test Indian racer Karan Chandok for the role of the team’s test driver. But that is not all. Dr. Mallya went on to say that Karan would have to prove his capability.

Force India

Dr. Mallya, Force India

The 25 year old from Chennai is currently racing in the GP2 Series and is said to be a strong contender for the role as test driver after Liuzzi’s switch to the race car.

Ex-test driver, Neel Jani is also in the running for Force India’s test driver. With experience of testing for Sauber, Red Bull and Toro Rosso, he might just be too tough a competition.

Since, the test drivers are being chosen for the team’s 2010 line up, I guess there is time and we will have to wait and watch.

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14
Sep
09

Force India – unexpected and brilliant!

It is as if he was unsure of what the car was really capable of until Fisichella broke Force India’s record of staying behind the pack. Right from the practice sessions at Monza, Adrian Sutil surprised us all with his performance. And to top it all off he went on to finish 4th. Woah!

 

Sutil did us proud!

Adrian Sutil, Force India

When it was time for Vitantonio Liuzzi to get in the car to replace Fisichella, I had my doubts, but I guess he just proved me and a lot of others wrong! Liuzzi went out on to the tracks and drove like he owned it and all I can say is, wow! What a way to make everything of an opportunity!

Whatever the reason be, it sure is good to see Force India making a mark in F1 racing! All in all, Sutil and Liuzzi are definitely going all out and I guess we are just going to have to wait watch what the 2 racers have in store for India and the world!

Singapore just seems to be getting more exciting with every race. The world’s only night race coupled with the best deals that start at Rs.46,660, Singapore gets so much more enticing!

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04
Sep
09

Mallya loses Fisichella to Ferrari!

With the announcement of Fisichella’s move to Ferrari, come a lot of mixed emotions. While there are those who say it was totally expected, there are those who believe he should have stayed on with Force India.

However, one who is grabbing a lot of the spotlight is Dr. Vijay Mallya. Now, he claims there was no exchange of money, YA RIGHT! For the businessman he is known to be, Mr Mallya seems to have put no thought into that statement he made. Does he really expect us to believe the fact that he just let Fisichella go?

Anyway, for more on circuit news, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India’s test driver is currently the top contender as Fisichella’s replacement. Although, Dr. Mallya has gone on to say that he will be testing a couple of racers for the vacant seat.

With Ferrari saying Fisichella can make a significant contribution this season in terms of points, it is most certain that he is getting all the attention he needs from the team. What a dream come true for the Italian!
Another question that comes to mind amidst all of this talk of patriotism is, how long will it be before we see an Indian in a Force India car?

Also let us not forget, we’re soon going to have to review yet another new recruit’s performance!

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31
Aug
09

India on the F1 map

Fisichella

Fisichella

It all began with pole position on Saturday. Little did anyone expect Saturday’s results let alone Sunday’s! With Fisichella winning pole position on Saturday, it was still not obvious that he would deliver on Sunday. But what a race!

The first couple of minutes at Spa were just a preview to the action that was to follow. With Romain Grosjean coming in the way of Button’s race and with Hamilton and Jaime Alguersuari bearing the consequences of the crash, the race was all about the action right from the start.

Force India, for 2 years now had placed itself at the tail end of every standing. As if to say ‘enough is enough’ Fisichella put on a show that is bound to go down in history.

If you ask me, Fisichella had a real chance to stand on the podium. Raikonnen’s comfort with the Belgian circuit and KERS put him at an undeniable advantage. As for Fisichella’s win, Force India proved a lot of people wrong on Sunday and I have a feeling this is just the beginning!

For the Ferrari fans, it was just wonderful to see the red car up ahead for the first time this season.

2009 definitely has been a season of so many things unexpected. I can only imagine what the last couple of races have in store. As always I am still excited about what Singapore is going to unfold!

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Go Force India

Force India

29
Aug
09

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

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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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