Articles tagged Vijay Mallya

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Nigel Roebuck

The Ecclestone saga, modern F1’s banality, Foyt at Brands Hatch When the announcement was made that Bernie Ecclestone was indeed to face bribery charges in the German court, it’s fair to say that in the paddock there was a measure of surprise, for, Bernie being Bernie, the widespread assumption had been that it wouldn’t come to that, that he would manage to sidestep this potential threat to his...

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Smooth sailing, or troubled waters?

When Vijay Mallya docked at Valencia for the European GP, it provided an opportunity to find out how Formula 1’s newest team boss is faringBy Rob Widdows An ancient Indian proverb warns that, when an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him. By this stage of the 2008 Grand Prix season, cynics predicted, the Force India team would be in trouble. There would be those who would take...

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In brief

* Richard Branson made a rare F1 appearance at Monza, as a guest of Force India. But it was nothing to do with a shared passion for F1 with fellow airline owner and team boss Vijay Mallya. In fact he was present because the team’s Dutch co-owner Michiel Mol has pre-booked a ticket on a Virgin space flight... * On race morning at Monza Max Mosley joined a number of veteran F1 personalities who...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

F1 seeks new entrants Fresh interest sought as existing teams struggle, By Adam Cooper The FIA has laid the groundwork for new teams to enter the World Championship in 2015 by opening up a formal tender process. The news came in the wake of plans for what the governing body calls a ‘cost cap’ to be introduced from the start of that season. A working group comprised of representatives of teams,...

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Alonso expected to stay at Renault

The final gaps in the 2009 F1 entry list will be plugged when Fernando Alonso finally confirms his plans after the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Spaniard told Motor Sport: “I know what to do 99 per cent, but after Brazil, everybody will know.” It is widely assumed he will stay at Renault rather than take up an offer from Honda, the team’s recent surge in form having tipped the balance in Flavio...

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F1’s gateway to 1.2 billion people…

After pushing at India’s door for many years, it’s finally been opened from the inside – much to Bernie’s delight By Adam Cooper There was a telling sight at the front of the grid just before the start of the Indian Grand Prix. A minute’s silence for Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli, with drivers and team principals, had already ratcheted the level of emotion up a notch. Then shortly after they...

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Indian billionaire moves into team ownership

Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya has acquired a 50 per cent stake in the Spyker F1 team, and he intends to give the outfit a patriotically Indian flavour in future. The erstwhile Jordan team was acquired from Midland late last year via a complex arrangement involving the Dutch Mol family. Keen to give the team an appealing brand name, the Mols first bought into Spyker Cars, before the Dutch...

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Force India saves Fisi

Giancarlo Fisichella has been handed a Formula 1 lifeline by Force India, where the 34-year-old Italian will partner Adrian Sutil this season. With his signing the revamped team has sent out a clear message that its days of taking pay drivers are gone. Fisichella had been told by Renault team boss Flavio Briatore that he had no future there well before it confirmed the signing of Fernando Alonso...

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Force India gains new backer

Just before the first Indian GP, Force India took on a major new investor in high-profile business conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar. Run by entrepreneur Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara, the real estate, media and healthcare concern already sponsors the Indian national cricket and hockey teams. It has invested £64 million in the Silverstone-based outfit, which will be known as Sahara Force India....

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Sunbeams at Silverstone

In memory of the victory in the 1923 French Grand Prix at Tours, when Segrave's two-litre Sunbeam which Louis Coatalen had got the former Fiat engineer Bertarione to, as the Silverstone programme rather nicely expressed it, pen for him (so that they resembled the victorious 1922 GP Fiats) led home Divo's Sunbeam and a Bugatti, the STD Register arranged a Parade of Sunbeams of all kinds during the...

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