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New Dawn For India Grand Prix

It’s now known Sebastian Vettel has already won the 2011 Grand Prix. The German superstar even secured another victory in Korea on the 16th of October. However, with three meets left to run, the season is still motoring forward. This weekend, for instance, heralds a historic first.

The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida will host the inaugural Grand Prix of India. There have been moves for India to have its own Grand Prix since 1997, with Calcutta as a probable location. There have been other possibilities down the years, but organisers have decided on this exciting new circuit.

The track was formally launched on the 18th of October 2011.

It will originally seat about 110,000 people, with plans to reach 200,000. The venue was completed for around $215 million ( 10 billion [6]). It uses a land mass of 875 acres (354ha), incorporating part of The Jaypee Greens Sports City.

This is now the site of the 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India. It is due to hold its first meet on Sunday the 30th of October at 3pm. The race will last an exciting 60 laps, across a circuit length of 5.14 km (3.19 mi).

It is sadly ironic that, with the tragic death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, a new world of motor racing is about to open up. It will now see India emerge as a major force in Formula One.

Vettel Crowned Champ In Japan-Now It’s On To Korea

The moment has finally arrived. The German wonder kid Sebastian Vettel has officially been named champion of the 2011 Grand Prix.

The Red Bull-Renault driver has been ahead of the competition for months. However, the ace finally secured back to back titles at last week’s Japanese Grand Prix, at Suzuka Circuit. It sees Vettel become the youngest racer in history to retain the championship, winning two years in succession.

Vettel, ironically, didn’t even win the race that guaranteed the championship. He finished in third, behind winner Jenson Button and second placed Fernando Alonso. But it was still enough to lock up the season.

Last weekend turned out well for British sportsmen in Japan. Tennis star Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal in The Open and the well known McLaren-Mercedes driver won the Grand Prix.

But, despite his triumph, Button needed his rival, Sebastian Vettel, to fail to garner any points. That would keep him in the running for the championship.  However; finishing the race in third place earned Vettel 15 points. This gave him a final total of 324. It marked a championship win which has been deemed `perfect` and `phenomenal `. It is the culmination of an impressive run of wins.

But, although Vettel’s already champ, it doesn’t make the season over. There are still many questions to answer. Who will get the coveted second spot? Will RBR-Renault’s Mark Webber win a race? Can Lewis Hamilton salvage something from what’s been called a less than auspicious season?

Well, events press on unabated, with the next race right around the corner. It is the 2011 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, due for this weekend. It will take place on Sunday the 16th of October at 3PM local time. The location shall be Korea International Circuit; in Yeongam, South Korea. Then we’ll see where the Grand Prix season goes from here, with a newly crowned champion on the throne.

Vettel Could Be Named Champ At Japanese 2011 Grand Prix

It was the night of the 25th of September, when, under glaring floodlights, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel notched up yet another win. This latest victory, at The Singapore Grand Prix, saw him draw ever closer to becoming season champion. But he will have to wait just a little while longer, at least until the weekend.

This is when, on the 9th of October, the fifteenth meet of the season kicks off at the celebrated Suzuka Circuit. It is the site of the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix, where Vettel needs just one point to be winner. However there are still other drivers out there looking to spoil his fun.

Jenson Button sits at second place on the standings. The British racer has just cemented his long term future with McLaren, putting pen to paper on a “multi-year contract”

He is followed by Spain’s Fernando Alonso, driving with Ferrari; and in third place on the leader board.  Vettel’s Red Bull-Renault team mate moreover; the Australian Mark Webber, is currently sitting in fourth.

Fifth place Lewis Hamilton has been criticised for his driving this season. This is not least by fellow racer Felipe Massa, after they collided in Singapore. But Hamilton contends he has done nothing wrong and vows to carry on

The F1 global Trek now heads east, to The Japanese Grand Prix. It is amongst the final race meets of the year and has seen many deciders. The event initially took place at the Fuji Speedway in 1976 and 1977. But it then started being held at Suzuka in 1987. The circuit is found in Suzuka City, in Mie Prefecture. It was originally a testing course for Honda in 1962, famous for its “figure 8” design. These days however, the circuit hosts Grand Prix racing, and looks set to witness the latest season victory.

The Spotlights On Vettel At Singapore This Weekend

It could be do or die for Sebastian Vettel this weekend. We are gearing up for The Singapore Grand Prix. The race which, some believe, may just decide the whole season.

There are many any feel, if the German wins on Sunday, then the championship may be all wrapped up. The extraordinary Red Bull driver has been on top of the leader board for weeks. He has experienced eight victories and is 112 points in front. If that’s not all, there are only six meets left in the season

However, it still may not be done and dusted should Sebastian Vettel come first. It is felt other results have to turn out in his favour before he can be champ. But it seems almost a foregone conclusion. This is because Vettel is far ahead of his competitors; Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and fellow Red Bull driver Mark Webber. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton, in fifth place, has reportedly called the 2011 season his worst in Formula One.

Still, if Sebastian Vettel does indeed win the Grand Prix, then he will have set a new record. The German will be, at 24, the youngest driver in history to ever reclaim the championship. He won the 2010 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. But Vettel is all set to repeat his stunning success at the harbour side circuit on Marina Bay. It is close to Central Area; on the south of Singapore.

This all important race is due to take place at 8pm on Sunday the 25th of September. It will be held under blazing floodlights. Where Vettel could feel the glow of victory and possibly emerge as a brand new champion.

A Special Race On A Special Date

This Sunday was a red letter day for Red Bull. It marked the team’s first victory at The Italian Grand Prix. The weekend saw Sebastian Vettel have his eighth win of the season, in the stunning scenery of Monza. The race was held at the internationally lauded racing circuit Autodromo Nazionale Monza; north of Milan.

It looked as if Vettel had some stiff competition to begin with; from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. He had a sensational opening, right out of the gate. But the German ended up overtaking the Spaniard; despite how valiantly he drove. Alonso may have started the race from fourth in the grid but he completed it in third.

Jenson Button found himself finishing once again behind Vettel. Button, as well as Alonso switched to harder tyres after the second pit stop. The Brit also drove bravely. But he must be wondering if he can still catch the champion and take his place on the leader board. Vettel looks well on the way to winning two Grand Prix seasons in a row.

But, for many, the biggest talking point of the race was the supposed altercation between Mercedes Michael Schumacher and his younger compatriot; Lewis Hamilton; with McLaren-Mercedes. It looked to some as if the Brit was being hindered by his German opponent while they jostled for third place. It appeared, having gotten ahead of Hamilton, Schumacher swerved twice to maintain his position when the safety vehicle left. This is in violation of the rules, as a driver is only allowed only motion. Hamilton refused to denounce Schumacher, although he was apparently reminded of the rules by Mercedes Team Principal Ross Brawn.

However, in the end, The Italian Grand Prix in Monza proved to be an exhilarating contest. It provided plenty of thrills and excitement for lovers of the sport together. Having taken place on a date, the 11th of September, which resonates around the world.

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