12/10/2011

It's been a while ...

Due to various personal issues it has been a while since any of us have been able to write a blog and as a result there will be no weekend review for the Japanese GP. However the popular feature will be back for the Korean GP =)

Here is a latest update on all the happenings in the World of F1 (associated with India):

Sports brand Puma have been announced as the official merchandise partner of the Buddh International Circuit where the Indian GP will be held later this month. Puma India managing director, Rajiv Mehta had this to say: "It is our pleasure to be associated with Buddh International Circuit this year. We see this association as a pioneering effort in the field of motorsports merchandise and suits the need of the million fans to reflect their spirit and passion for the sport."

Next up there is a vote online here with the question "who is the most important living management thinker?". While not in the list of selections, alot of Indians have been voting for Force India boss Dr.Vijay Mallya. I personally have done so and would like it if you guys did too. To vote for Vijay simply visit the link and type Dr.Vijay Mallya into the "other" box =)

Meanwhile, Karun Chandhok has been busy (as always) and he has appeared in a Korean GP preview video made by Renault Sport F1. You can view that right here:


Down at Force India there have been a number of stories concerning a takeover recently however the main speculation is as follows:

(NOTE: This is purely SPECULATION at this stage)

- Subrata Roy (chairman of Sahara) will invest $100Million into Force India.
- Subrata Roy will own 42.5%, Vijay Mallya will own 42.5% and Michael Mol will own 15%.
- Subrata Roy will become Force India chairman. Vijay Mallya will be managing director/team principle.
- Force India will be renamed Sahara Force India.

IF this is true then i personally welcome this deal; a second big company (in addition to Kingfisher) means more money for investment and more potential to improve results. If this deal does go through ... down the line, in coming seasons, we could see regular podiums, wins and maybe eventually championships.

Exciting times possibly ahead!

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