From 16th to podium in wet Brazilian Grand Prix, Verstappen earns comparisons with former greats. IMAGE: Red Bull's Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates after finishing third in the race. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters. Max Verstappen was compared to Formula One greats Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher on Sunday after the Dutch teenager's sensational drive to third place in a wet and chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix. Even father and former racer Jos, the 19-year-old Red Bull driver's ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Here's your weekly digest of the craziest stories from around the world. Daredevils try the longest swing ever The Red Bull Skydive Team pushed themselves to new limits last week as they attempted to set a new world record for the longest swing in the world, media reports said. Swooping from below two hot air ballons, the daredevils dropped on giant swings through the air for 125 metres before flipping off the contraption and parachuting to the ground. "The goal of the project Megaswing was to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Sebastian Vettel will drop three places in next week’s Japanese Grand Prix as punishment for tipping championship leader Nico Rosberg into a spin at the start of Sunday’s Formula One race in Malaysia. The German, winner at the 5.5-km Sepang circuit last year for Ferrari, barely made it past the opening couple of corners before retiring with a broken suspension from his collision with the Mercedes. “It's a big shame,” the four-time champion told television reporters ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘It's a race I have enjoyed but it's always very long’ ‘If it plays in your favour then you take it and if it works against you, it's quite annoying but that's the nature of a street circuit’ ‘It's just heat and stale air. In Malaysia there's a bit of circulation, even though it's hot you get a bit of a breeze but here, no’ IMAGE: Grid girls hold a flag before the start of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit. Photograph: Tim Chong/Reuters. ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Rosberg is the favourite to win the 'Duel in the Desert', needing only to finish on the podium to become Germany's third world champion after Schumacher and Vettel. IMAGE: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne during the victory ceremony after winning the race. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters.. Lewis Hamilton feels he faces "pretty impossible odds" going into Formula One's Abu Dhabi title-decider while Mercedes team mate and rival Nico Rosberg says he will treat Sunday's ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: Manor Racing's Esteban Ocon of France attends the drivers parade. Photograph: Toru Hanai/File Photo/Reuters. French driver Esteban Ocon will race for Force Indianext season after agreeing a multi-year deal, the Silverstone-based Formula One team said in a statement at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Thursday. Ocon replaces experienced German Nico Hulkenberg, who is moving to Renault, alongside Mexican Sergio Perez at a team co-owned by Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya and ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Renault are struggling in ninth place but, as a manufacturer-owned team and former champions with a race winning engine and strong resources, can be expected to become far more competitive. German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg will leave Force India and race for Renault in 2017 after signing a multi-year deal with the French manufacturer. "It has always been my dream to work for a manufacturer team. F1’s new regulations will change the game and give our team a good ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Jenson Button talk while attending the drivers press conference. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton, once the young sensation of Formula One, is starting to feel his age as a new generation of drivers sweeps into the sport and old hands like Jenson Button and Felipe Massa head for the exit. "For me, it is like 'Shoot - he was a part of my beginning and now he is stopping'," Mercedes' triple world champion told reporters after Brazilian ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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