19/07/2011

Weekend Preview

Three motorsport series that have Indian interests are in action this weekend in what promises to be a very exciting few days of action!

The major race is of course the Formula One race in Germany. The Force India team will be looking to turn their recent promising pace into a points finish and close the gap to Sauber and Toro Rosso in the constructors championship. Whereas the drivers, Adrian Sutil (this will be his home race) and Paul Di Resta will both be wanting to boost their current points totals and positions in the drivers championship.

Meanwhile Narain Karthikeyan will not be in action this weekend after losing his seat to Daniel Ricciardo. As for Karun Chandhok, at this moment in time it is unknown whether he will be making an appearence in FP1 on Friday.

Here are things as they stand at the moment in the championships:

Drivers Standings (10th to 26th)
10th: Michael Schumacher (28pts)
11th: Kamui Kobayashi (25pts) 
12th: Adrian Sutil (10pts)
13th: Jaime Alguersuari (9pts)
14th: Sergio Perez (8pts)
15th: Sebastien Buemi (8pts)
16th: Rubens Barrichello (4pts) 
17th: Paul di Resta (2pts)
18th: Pedro de la Rosa (0pts)
19th: Jarno Trulli (0pts)
20th: Vitantonio Liuzzi (0pts)
21st: Jerome d'Ambrosio (0pts)
22nd: Heikki Kovalainen (0pts)
23rd: Pastor Maldonado (0pts)
24th: Timo Glock (0pts) 
25th: Narain Karthikeyan (0pts)
26th: Daniel Ricciardo (0pts)

Constructors Standings (midfield battle - 6th to 9th)
6th: Sauber (33pts)
7th: Toro Rosso (17pts) 
8th: Force India (12pts)
9th: Williams (4pts)

Quotes from all the drivers plus Force India owner Vijay Mallya on the German GP can be found here.

Formula Two will also be running this weekend at Brands Hatch in England. Both Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaren will be desparately looking for a points finish - Ebrahim has not scored in six races and Sureshwaren has failed to register points all season! Hopefully things will turn around at this race.

Everyone runs in the same car specification in F2 meaning no constructors championship, but the drivers championship, as things stand, is below:

Formula 2 Standings (10th to 26th)
10th: Kelvin Snoeks (16pts)
11th: Jordan King (16pts)
12th: Jon Lancaster (14pts)
13th: Mikkel Mac (14pts)
14th: Thiemo Storz (13pts) 
15th: Armaan Ebrahim (6pts)
16th: Max Snegirev (2pts)
17th: Tom Gladdis (1pt)
18th: Banjamin Lariche (1pt)
19th: Johannes Theobald (1pts)
20th: James Cole (0pts)
21st: Jose Luis Abadin (0pts)
22nd: Julian Theobald (0pts) 
23rd: Parthiva Sureshwaren (0pts)
24th: Sunghak Mun (0pts)
25th: Plamen Kralev (0pts)
26th: Natalia Kowalska (0pts)

We said three motorsport series were in action and the third is the continuation of the inaugral JK Racing Asia Series with Raj Bharath in action.

Raj has scored two points so far this season with a 9th place finish at Sepang (Malaysia) and he will be hoping to add to his tally this weekend as the series runs four races (two on Saturday and two on Sunday - all at Sentul, Indonesia). Raj drives for the Malaysian team Meritus GP and they will be hoping to catch Petronas Mofaz for 2nd in the constructors championship.

The championships, as things stand, are below:

Drivers Standings (10th to 15th)
10th: Andrey Khrapov (15pts)
11th: Pasin Lathouras (11pts)
12th: Natasha Seatter (7pts)
13th: Freddie Ang (7pts) 
14th: Raj Bharath (2pts) 
15th: Dylan Young (0pts)

Constructors Standings
1st: Eurointernational (224pts)
2nd: Petronas Mofaz (148pts)
3rd: Meritus GP (101pts)
4th: Eurasia Motorsport (77pts)
5th: Atlantic (55pts)
6th: E-Rain (0pts)
7th: Mahara (0pts)

Full standings of the race series mentioned above, plus other motorsport series with Indian influence can be found on our page here.

Of course you will be able to follow all the action this weekend right here with regular reports and updates. Stay tuned! =)

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