Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fischi in FI F1

Italian Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil of Germany were on Thursday unveiled as the drivers of the new Force India team that will race in Formula One this year.
Another Italian, Vitantonio Liuzzi, will serve as the test driver of the former Spyker team, now jointly owned by flamboyant Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya and the Mol family from the Netherlands.
Fisichella, who turns 35 on Monday and is a veteran of 196 Grand Prix races, was signed after he was eased out by Renualt at the end of the previous season to make way for Fernando Alonso who moved from McLaren.
Sutil, who finished 19th with Spyker last season, was retained as the number two driver after testing with Force India last month alongside, among others, Ralf Schumacher and Christian Klien.
Mallya, the Branson and famous for his larger than life image and hi-fi parties whose empire extends from breweries to airlines, has chosen the slogan “force of a billion hearts” to attract Indians to the team.
“No one believed India would have a Formula One team but we are there,” said Mallya. “In years to come, we will be a force to reckon with.”
The team will use two of the Ferrari-powered former Spyker F8-VII chassis in its new interim burgundy and white livery.

Alex in Honda??

Austrian driver Alex Wurz has come out of Formula One retirement to join Honda as a test driver.
Wurz, who quit Williams and F1 before the final race of last season, will act as backup to Honda race drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello for the 2008 season.
Wurz joined F1 as test driver for Benetton in 1997 after winning the 1996 Le Mans 24 Hours race.
He debuted in the sport when fellow Austrian Gerhard Berger became ill in June 1997, driving in three races and finishing third at the British Grand Prix.
Wurz spent the next three years as a full-time driver for Benetton before joining McLaren as test driver in 2001.
He finished third in his only race for McLaren in San Marino in April 2005, giving him the record for the longest gap between podium finishes in the sport.
Wurz moved to Williams as test driver in 2006, before being promoted to race driver for the 2007 season.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Now Arman lined up in GP2 Asia series.

Ebrahim, 18, the former A1 GP driver, who missed out on the Formula Asia V6 title last year at the final round to James Winslow from Britain, believes a good overall performance in the GP2 ASIA TOUR. "This new series gives me a real opportunity to showcase my talents in front of some very influential motorsport people and I hope that it will bring me to the attention of the F1 paddock and perhaps open some doors for my future," said Ebrahim.
Ebrahim is the second Indian to confirm his participation in the Asia Series, following Karun Chandhok's signing for I-SPORT. Chandhok will also compete in the main championship for the I-SPORT.

It is good for the motorsport in india and for all the motorsport lovers. However we hope to see both of the them on the podium.

Force India F1 driver line up

It seems the Silverstone-based Force India Grand Prix team are set to announce that Giancarlo Fisichella will join Adrian Sutil on track for them during the 2008 FIA F1 World Championship season.
Fisichella was just one of a number of drivers who undertook a test run for the squad prior to Christmas, and since the Jerez test he has been constantly linked with the team.A handful of other hopefuls also took to the track and tested for the Vijay Mallya-owned team and a number have ruled themselves out of the running in recent weeks – including Ralf Schumacher.Fisichella drove for the Silverstone team when it was called Jordan and the Italian's arrival would bring much experience to a team who are looking to progress up the grid and challenge for world championship points.

I thought somehow Narain would be able to manage or ForceIndia would take Narain into its board. Afterall Narain is a born quick driver. Never mind may be next year. But we would surely want to see him in the F1 circuit.

F1 India

This is a new blog. And we will discuss and post various F1 activities happening in india as well as outside.

This blog is therefore dedicated to all the F1 fans india.