The Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix covers a distance of 307.249 km, divided into 60 laps of 5.125 km. Sebastian Vettel holds the lap record for the race, that had its start in 2011, with a time of 1:27.249. Who is going to take the lead on the Hermann Tilke designed track? Stay tuned to find out!
Date: 27 October 2013
Venue: Buddh International Circuit
City: New Delhi
The Japanese F1 Grand Prix is set to take place at the Suzuka Circuit on 13 October 2013. The race covers a distance of 307.471 km in 53 laps. The lap record of 1:31.540 was set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2005. For more information visit formula1.com
Date: 13 October 2013
Venue: Suzuka Circuit
State: Mie Prefecture
With practice and qualifying sessions taking place on Friday and Saturday, the F1 German Grand Prix takes place on Sunday July 7 at 2pm at Nurburgring. The race consists of 60 laps, covering a distance of 308.623 km. The current lap record of 1:29.468 was set in 2004 by Michael Schumacher.
Date: 7 July 2013
After leading for fifty laps of the eighty lap Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach on Sunday, Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver ever to win an IndyCar championship race. Driving the #14 car for AJ Foyt Racing, Sato crossed the finish line ahead of Graham Rahal, with Justin Wilson, Dario Franchitti and JR Hildebrand taking third, fourth and fifth places. Sato started the race in fourth position and clocked up an average speed of 85.763 mph, scoring 53 points for the race. In a post-race interview Sato noted that it had been a perfect weekend, commending his team for doing a tremendous job and saying that he had been comfortable in the car and was able to “push everything”.
Born in Toyko in January 1977, Takuma Sato started his racing career on two wheels, winning a number of national junior championships for bicycle racing. He was 19 when he starting karting in Japan, moving up into the All-Japan Formula Three Championship for part of a season before moving to England in 1998 in pursuit of a European racing career. After competing in the British Formula Three Championship for two full seasons during which time he won the championship in 2001, Sato graduated to Formula One in 2002, enjoying a measure of success during his seven years, but losing his seat when Super Aguri withdrew from F1 due to financial difficulties. Sato signed with KV Racing Technology, driving for the team in both 2010 and 2011, finishing the season 21st and 13th respectively. In 2012 he drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, finishing 14th for the season, and signed with AJ Foyt’s team for 2013.
The current top five in the 2013 IndyCar Championship are Helio Castroneves (99 points); Takuma Sato (93 points); Scott Dixon (89 points); Marco Andretti (87 points); and Justin Wilson (81 points). The next IndyCar Series event is the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Sao Paulo, Brazil – the home country of Helio Castroneves.
Practice and qualifying sessions take place on Thursday and Saturday (23 and 25 May) with the F1 Monaco Grand Prix taking place on Sunday 26 May. The current lap record of 1:14.439 was set by Michael Schumacher in 2004. For more information on this event visit www.formula1.com
Date: 26 May 2013
Venue: Circuit de Monaco
City: Monte Carlo
Country: Principality of Monaco