Motor Sport

Jolyon Palmer, Renault, Formula one
July 22, 2017 12:55 am

Renault Formula One driver Jolyon Palmer says he has torched his 'unlucky underpants' as he seeks a change of fortune in Hungary next week. The luckless Briton endured a new low at his home grand prix last weekend, sidelined by a hydraulic problem on the formation lap after qualifying a promising 11th.

Sebastian Vettel, Formula one, Indian Express
July 21, 2017 11:33 pm

A slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's dramatic penultimate lap tyre blowout at last weekend's British Grand Prix, Pirelli said on Friday. The problem dropped Ferrari's Formula One championship leader from third to seventh.

Haas Formula One, Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen. Jene Haas, Ferrari
July 21, 2017 10:12 pm

Experienced Frenchman Grosjean scored all of the team's 2016 points but Denmark's Magnussen, who replaced Mexican Esteban Gutierrez at the end of last year, has taken 11 from the 10 races so far. Haas have Ferrari engines and a close working relationship with the Italian team.

Niki Lauda, Mercedes, Formula One, FIA, Motor sports, Sports news, Indian Express
July 21, 2017 1:30 pm

Formula One's decision to introduce a 'halo' cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda. He recognised safety had to be improved where possible.

Formula one, F1, Indian Express
July 20, 2017 1:04 pm

More than one year after it was first tested, and after consideration of a recent alternative, the ``halo'' cockpit protection system will be used on Formula One cars from next year onward. Motorsport's governing body, finally approved it on Wednesday following a meeting of its strategy group which all F1 teams attended.

Lucas Auer, Gerhard Berger, Formula one, Force India, McLaren, Nikita Mazepin, silverstone, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 18, 2017 5:40 pm

Austrian Lucas Auer, the nephew of retired racer Gerhard Berger, will make his Formula One test debut with Force India in Hungary in August. The 22-year-old Mercedes driver is second in the German Touring Car (DTM) championship.

Lewis Hamilton, British Grand Prix, Formula One, Michael Schumacher, Silverstone
July 17, 2017 10:33 pm

While Lewis Hamilton has found the life balance that works for him, jetting across the Atlantic in-between races and taking a holiday in Greece just days before Silverstone, questions are regularly asked about his focus.

Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, Red Bull, Christian Horner, Max Verstappen
July 17, 2017 9:30 pm

One German media report last week suggested he could be in a Renault at the next Hungarian Grand Prix as a replacement for Britain's Jolyon Palmer, who has failed to score a point in 10 races.

Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton
July 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's race, a record-equalling fifth victory in Britain and his fourth in a row at Silverstone, to slash Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to a single point. The Briton has also won five times in Hungary, the last race before the August break.

Sebastian Vettel, lewis hamilton, Formula One championship, f1, British Grand Prix, sports news, indian express
July 17, 2017 11:53 am

Sebastian Vettel, who felt lucky to see the chequered flag after a penultimate lap puncture at the British Grand Prix, finished seventh with Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton triumphant in front of his home crowd.

lewis hamilton, hamilton, british gp, silverstone,
July 16, 2017 11:29 pm

Triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton owns Silverstone like tennis maestro Roger Federer, triumphant a short while later for a record eighth time on the grass courts of south London, owns Wimbledon.

lewis hamilton, british grand prix, mercedes
July 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered a penultimate lap puncture that slashed his championship lead to a single point.

Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sebastian vettel, British Grand Prix
July 16, 2017 2:40 pm

The Briton was given a rough ride by the media earlier in the week for missing a promotional F1 event in London, one that Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel and all the other drivers attended.

Lewis Hamilton, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen, formula one, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 16, 2017 1:32 am

The Mercedes driver was half a second quicker than Ferrari's second-placed Kimi Raikkonen and his time of one minute 26.600 seconds was so outrageously quick there were gasps before the crowd erupted.

lewis hamilton, british grand prix, michael schumacher, kimi raikkonen, sebastian vettel, jim clark, formula one, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 15, 2017 7:49 pm

Lewis Hamilton's mastery of a damp but drying track lit up an overcast afternoon as he chalked up the 67th pole of his career, and sixth of the season, with every chance of equalling Michael Schumacher's 68 before the August break.

Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, formula one, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 15, 2017 5:16 pm

Daniel Ricciardo's run of five successive podium places looks in danger of ending after the gearbox on his car was replaced incurring an automatic five-place grid penalty. It was his second grid penalty of the season, after a similar five-place drop in his home race in Melbourne in March.

Lewis Hamilton, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen, formula one, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 15, 2017 5:06 pm

Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver in the final practice for British Grand Prix. Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel was second fastest, a mere 0.032 slower than the Briton, with Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas third on the timesheets.

matt kenseth, NASCARChase elliot, kyle larson, erik jones, joe gibbs, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 15, 2017 3:06 pm

Matt Kenseth's fate had been in limbo though it seemed obvious Erik Jones was being groomed for the ride and Gibbs made the transaction complete, leaving Kenseth without a car next year. Kenseth said he had no hard feelings toward the organization and has no concerns about his future.

July 15, 2017 4:42 am

The Finn, on pole twice this season and fastest in both practice sessions at an overcast Silverstone, will collect an automatic five-place grid penalty after Saturday's qualifying.

Silverstone, formula one, Jackie stewart, BRDC, Lewsi hamilton, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Silverstone should remain the home of Formula One in Britain, says retired triple world champion Jackie Stewart. He also felt Mercedes title contender and triple champion Lewis Hamilton was wrong to stay away from Wednesday's major promotional event in the capital.

July 14, 2017 4:15 pm

Valterri Bottas's time was quicker than Lewis Hamilton's 2016 pole position of 1:29.287. Ferrari's world championship leader Sebastian Vettel was sixth quickest and behind team mate Kimi Raikkonen -- who was more than a second slower than Bottas.

Formula One, Mclaren, Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Renault
July 14, 2017 3:32 pm

With Renault incumbent Jolyon Palmer yet to score in nine races, a vacancy looks likely. Whether Oliver Rowland's name will be picked from the hat is another matter, and the odds already appear more stacked against him than they were a few months ago.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Indian Express
July 14, 2017 11:25 am

Lewis Hamilton justified his decision to skip the London event by saying he needed a break, has his own vast social media following to connect with fans and conducts hospital visits that he complained don't generate as much coverage as this controversy.

July 13, 2017 12:56 pm

One day after Silverstone's owners announced they will terminate their British Grand Prix contract, Formula One's new leadership said they had been inundated with interest from around 30 places looking to stage races.

July 13, 2017 12:46 pm

Formula One drivers hit the streets of central London with revving engines and wheel-spinning displays of smoking rubber- but triple world champion Lewis Hamilton stayed away. Hamilton will be favourite for a fourth successive British Grand Prix victory.

Silverstone, formula one, Jackie stewart, BRDC, Lewsi hamilton, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Formula One has assured British fans it wants to keep the country's grand prix on the calendar despite Silverstone announcing the end of the current contract in 2019. Silverstone's owners triggered a break clause in their contract that threw the future of the race into doubt.

Sauber, Formula One, Frederic Vasseur, Renault, British Grand Prix
July 12, 2017 3:43 pm

The Sauber Formula One team appointed Frenchman Frederic Vasseur as their new boss on Wednesday, with the former Renault team principal set to join after the weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

July 11, 2017 10:00 pm

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said Silverstone's departure from the Formula One calendar would be a 'shocking loss' but it could clear the way for a street race in London.

Vijay Mallya, FIA, FMSC, Vicky Chandhok, Akbar Ebrahim, motor sports news, sports news, indian express
July 11, 2017 7:49 pm

Vijay Mallya, who is facing extradition to India over unpaid debts for the defunct Kingfisher Airlines, resigned ahead of the last meeting of FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in June, following the ministry's directive to Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI).

Formula One, Bob Fernley, Zak Brown, Mclaren, Force india
July 11, 2017 1:18 am

McLaren's executive director Zak Brown spoke of the "franchise value" of teams when he discussed a range of issues at the weekend and pointed out that he could not recall the last time an NFL team went bust.

Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One, Silverstone, Austrian Grand Prix, British Racing Drivers' Club
July 10, 2017 10:08 pm

Silverstone hosted the first world championship grand prix in 1950 and Britain, home to a majority of the 10 teams as well as triple world champion Lewis Hamilton, has been on the calendar every year since then.

McLaren, Honda, Formula One, Zak Brown, Ferrari, Austrian Grand prix
July 10, 2017 9:46 pm

McLaren, the second most successful team after Ferrari in terms of race wins, are bottom of the standings as they approach the midpoint of the season at their home British Grand Prix next weekend. Honda brought an upgraded 'Spec Three' power unit to Austria

July 10, 2017 9:10 pm

Sebastian Vettel's only obvious alternative to the most successful team in Formula One history would be Mercedes, but the German has already laughed off rumours of that happening. Vettel has delayed contract talks to focus on the championship battle.

Soumyajit Ghosh, Ultimate Table Tennis championship, A Muralidhara, Elena Timina
July 10, 2017 8:21 pm

The Shaze Challengers features rising star Manav Thakkar along with Soumyajit Ghosh. While Manav at 17 is the youngest male Indian star in the tournament, Soumyajit (24) has participated in two Olympics, one at London in 2012 and another at Rio in 2016.

Daniel Ricciardo secured a fifth consecutive podium finish with third place at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)
July 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Ricciardo secured a fifth consecutive podium finish with third place at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. It followed an impressive win in Azerbaijan two weeks ago and further cemented his grip on fourth spot in the Formula One driver standings.

Helio Castroneves, Team Penske, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, J.R. Hildebrand
July 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Helio Castroneves has won the Indianapolis 500 three times and remains among the most popular drivers in the series. But his star had faded in recent years as teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power secured championships.