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October 2011

Hamilton sorry for "disastrous" weekend

Hamilton sorry for

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton apologised to his team after what he described as a "disastrous" Indian Grand Prix weekend, though his team have insisted that Hamilton should not need to apologise, but simply learn from his errors.

 

Horner: RBR has "complete trust" in Vettel

Horner: RBR has

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says that he and the team still have complete faith in Sebastian Vettel's ability to bring a car home in a race, despite the German's return to late-race fastest lap attempts in recent events.

Ecclestone praises India after first GP

Ecclestone praises India after first GP

Formula One oligarch Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that he has "nothing to complain about" following the first-ever Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit, saying that the track and the fans had been "super".

F1 customer car debate to be reopened

F1 customer car debate to be reopened

Customer cars could return to Formula One in the near future, after reports from the Indian Grand Prix weekend suggested that matter of 'intellectual property sharing' will be debated at the next meeting of the Formula One Commission.

No 'handshake' between Lewis and Massa

No 'handshake' between Lewis and Massa

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has said that he does not plan to get his driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Felipe Massa to "shake hands" to end their recent altercations, saying that the drivers had to sort the issue themselves.

Schumacher happy with 5th place finish

Schumacher happy with 5th place finish

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher said that the team had achieved a "great result" at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, as the seven-time champion led team mate Nico Rosberg home in 5th and 6th places at the end of the race. 

Mallya delighted with "great event"

Mallya delighted with

Force India team boss Vijaly Mallya said that the inaugural Formula One race in his home country had been a "great event", and said that he was "delighted" to see his team score points in their first-ever home race.

Alonso: Second in standings now difficult

Alonso: Second in standings now difficult

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso believes that he now faces a "difficult" challenge in trying to secure the runners-up spot in the 2011 standings, after losing more ground to Jenson Button despite a podium finish in India.

Vettel salutes "fantastic" Indian GP win

Vettel salutes

Indian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel said that the victory had been a "fantastic performance" from the Red Bull team, after the German secured win number eleven for the season with a dominant drive for Red Bull.

Button admits Vettel was uncatchable

Button admits Vettel was uncatchable

McLaren driver Jenson Button has admitted that there was nothing he could have done about Sebastian Vettel's pace in the Indian Grand Prix, saying the team had nevertheless done a "perfect job" despite finishing second. 

Lewis and Massa clash again after prang

Lewis and Massa clash again after prang

Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa re-ignited their slightly rubbish war of words following their latest on-track clash in India, where Massa picked up a drive-through penalty for the collision as they fought for 5th place.

Top three admit to mixed emotions

Top three admit to mixed emotions

The three podium finishers at the Indian Grand Prix all admitted to some mixed emotions in their success at the Buddh circuit, with the race having been the first F1 event since the deaths of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli.

Findia to bring forward driver decision

Findia to bring forward driver decision

The Force India team are set to reveal their 2012 driver line-up before the next round of the 2011 season in Abu Dhabi, in order to allow any driver missing out on a seat time to find an alternative drive on the grid.

Hamilton: I'll 'live and breathe' F1 in 2012

Hamilton: I'll 'live and breathe' F1 in 2012

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has promised to "live and breathe" Formula One next season, after admitting that he would need to up his game and eliminate distractions in order to return to his best form.

Schu: Car issues no explanation for gap

Schu: Car issues no explanation for gap

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher blamed his Q2 elimination in the qualifying session of the Indian Grand Prix on a tyre vibration issue during the session, but admitted this didn't explain the gap he had to team mate Nico Rosberg.

Toro Rosso pair happy with Q3 places

Toro Rosso pair happy with Q3 places

Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari have both said that they are "very happy" with their qualifying efforts, after both cars made the top ten shootout stage of qualifying for the Indian GP.

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