‘Hamilton Commission’: F1 champ pledges to boost diversity in motor racing

LEWIS HAMILTON has pledged to grow the number of coloured people in motor racing, announcing members of his Hamilton Commission that aims to tackle the lack of diversity at all levels of the sport. The British six-time Formula One world champion, who has been vocal in his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, launched the […]

Lewis Hamilton assails ‘white-dominated’ F1 world for not speaking out against racism

WORLD CHAMP Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the US. The British Mercedes driver warned “I know who you are and I see you” as he accused his fellow drivers of “staying silent” following the death of George Floyd, […]

Teenage racing prodigy seeks funding for British championship

BRITISH-ASIAN teenage racing prodigy Aditya Singh Behal, who has won prizes at various motor-cycling events across the UK, is seeking funding to compete in the British Talent Cup which is open to 13-17-year-olds. Behal, 16, began racing at a national level in 2011 when he became the first Sikh to ever compete in the FAB […]

‘Just because I am a woman doesn’t mean I can’t race cars’

by LAUREN CODLING AN ASIAN woman rally driver has admitted that most people are surprised when they find out what she does for a living, as she called for more female participation in the sport. Nabila Tejpar, 26, has been a full-time rally driver since 2015. The two-time British champion regularly competes in tournaments around […]

Force India sign Lance Stroll for next season

Canadian driver Lance Stroll will race for Formula One outfit Force India, the team rescued from administration by a consortium headed by his billionaire father Lawrence, it was announced on Friday. The 20-year-old — who is the final one of the 20 drivers to be confirmed for next season — will team up with talented Mexican […]

Perez proud to be part of Force India’s ‘next generation’

MEXICAN Sergio Perez saw a bright future for Force India after the Formula One team finally confirmed last Thursday (18) that he would continue racing for them in 2019. “I definitely want to be part of this next generation of the team,” he told reporters at the US Grand Prix. “We have very promising times […]

Mercedes to explore closer ties with Force India

Formula One world champions Mercedes say they will explore closer ties with Force India after that team’s change of ownership, along the lines of Ferrari’s relationship with Haas and Sauber. Some rivals — notably Renault, McLaren and Williams — have expressed concern that Formula One risks becoming even more of a two-tier championship with manufacturer ‘A’ teams […]

Stroll leads rescue deal for Force India F1 team

The Force India Formula One team will come out of administration after a rescue deal involving a consortium of investors led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, administrators and management said in a statement on Tuesday. They said creditors would be paid in full and all 405 jobs at the Silverstone-based team, that was co-owned by embattled Indian businessman […]

Force India goes into administration

The Force India Formula One team went into administration, as expected, late Friday evening in London following a High Court hearing brought by a winding-up order. Deputy team principal Bob Fernley confirmed the action, telling reporters that an “administrator was appointed by the court for Force India this evening”. There was no further immediate comment from the team, which, […]

Mallya rejects reports that he is selling Force India

Force India owner Vijay Mallya on Friday (6) rejected reports that he is set to sell his team. Amid reports of financial issues that have hampered the team’s progress and as Mallya fights extradition to India on fraud charges, he delivered a robust defence of his stewardship of the team. The team has been linked to reported bids from […]