07/11/2011

Past, present and future

Past
  • Re-live the inaugural Indian GP with the FIA official race review now online here - worth watching for sure!
  • Also, you can re-live the Indian GP from Force India's point of view with the teams latest podcast. In the podcast this week we hear from Adrian Sutil, Paul Di Resta and Vijay Mallya about how the race went. Also we listen to Force India's team chef (apparently his Lamb Curry is very nice!) and the winner of the Force India one from a Billion academy, Arjun Maini, plus his Dad. Listen to it here.
Present
  • Force India team principle Vijay Mallya has stated in an interview with autosport.com that no decision has been made on Force India's race drivers for 2012. We expect some news sometime during the next race in Abu Dhabi. Read the full interview here.
Future
  • GP2 driver Max Chilton has been confirmed as one of the drivers who will drive the Force India VJM04 in the upcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi. British driver Max already drove the VJM04 earlier this year in an aero test and he appears to be building a good relationship with the team - perhaps he will take the reserve driver role for 2012 should one of our current drivers leave?
  •  Finally some news from Karun Chandhok's twitter feed - this is what he tweeted recently:

    "Over 3000 people are being moved in to make improvements to the BIC based on teams feedback- fantastic commitment from Jaypee to #IndianGP !"

    The event was brilliant but as the first ever F1 GP in the country there were always going to be a few issues. For instance, the organisers need to make sure stray dogs can't get onto the circuit (happened in FP1) and that bats can't get into the media centre (happened on the Thursday of the GP). Furthermore the commentary boxes need to have windows so the commentators can see the track and maybe the pit lane exit needs to be altered (as it comes straight out onto the track, potentially a little dangerously).

    "6am start to norfolk today ! Going to see @isportofficial , @MyTeamLotus & also drop by snetterton to help a new Indian kid doing F-Renault"

    We just thought we'd post this tweet as we found it an interesting insight into the life of an F1 driver. We believe the "Indian kid" he was referring to is Zaamin Jaffer (who we have featured on this site for some time now) - he is currently the only Indian in Formula Renault.

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