Sunday, October 30, 2011

F1 Indian Grand Prix 2011 results....

Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing team lead from start to finish to win inaugural Indian Grand Prix race on October 30th, 2011 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, near New Delhi.

Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing team wins Indian Grand Prix race

The world Champion won the title with 1 hour 30 mins and 35 seconds and it was just 8.4 seconds lesser than the second place winner, Jenson Button of McLaren Mercedes. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari came third.

Indian Cricket star player Sachin Tendulkar waves the chequered flag for Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany as he crosses the finish line to win the Indian first F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium after winning the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit on October 30, 2011 in Noida, India

This is Sebastian Vettel’s 11th victory for the 2011 F1 season.

Most of sports personalities and Bollywood stars were present at the Grand Prix including Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, etc.

Here are some of the pictures of the F1 Indian Grand Prix racing...

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, Sahara Force India owners Vijay Mallya and Subrata Roy Sahara and bollywood baddie Gulshan Grover

Sahara Force India car at the F1 Indian Grand Prix race 2011

Narain Karthikeyan of India participating in the F1 Indian Grand Prix inaugural race for Hispania Racing F1 Team

Adrian Sutil of Sahara Force India F1 team in action at the Indian Grand Prix F1 2011 race

Beautiful Grid girls walk on the track before the race on the sidelines of the Formula One Grand Prix of India at the Buddh International Circuit

Indian star cricketer and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar waving the chequered flag to sign off the end of the inaugural F1 Grand Prix of India

Pictures courtesy: Thanks to the various internet sources.

Tendulkar's long-time friend and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, with whom the Indian batsman met before the start of the race, finished fifth.

Sahara Force India's Adrian Sutil managed to secure points, finishing ninth after starting from the eighth position on the grid, while his teammate Paul di Resta was 13th.

The lone Indian driver in the fray, Narain Karthikeyan of Hispania Racing F1 team finished 17th after starting from the rear of the grid.

 "Wonderfully organised F1 event by Jaypee. A world class track with excellent facilities for spectators. Truly a memorable day for all of us. What an experience it was to wave the chequered flag!!! Got to keep it as well!!! :-)" said Indian star cricketer and maestro Sachin Tendulkar.

Well done India!!! Lets keep it going :)

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Maria Sharapova Wallpapers - Offcourt pictures - Part 2

Part 2 of the series I started on the famous Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova is here.

For those who missed the first part, here is the link for the same:
Maria Sharapova - Off court pictures and photoshoots - Part 1
Some Quick Facts about Sharapova:
Born        : On April 19th, 1987 at Nyagan in Russia. 
Full name  :  Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
Height      :  1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Number of WTA Singles Titles :  24
Number of Grandslams : 3

 Sharapova is a multi-grandslam winner winning three grand slam singles titles in the form of 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open

This post is dedicated to wallpapers of Maria Sharapova's offcourt modeling pictures.

Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova's cool wallpaer

Sharapova in a style pose - a fitting wallpaper for many Sharapova lovers

Maria Sharapova in a photoshoot at the beach.. love this picture! I would like to have this one as my wallpaper :)

Modeling pictures of Maria Sharapova - Wallpaper

Wallpaper of Maria Sharapova modeling for Harley Davidson bikes

Another young hot Sharapova modeling photoshoot wallpaper

Beautiful Russian Maria Sharapova posing for a photoshoot

The radiant smile of Maria Sharapova makes for a good wallpaper too

Pictures courtesy: Various internet sources of Sharapova loving fans! ;)

Part 3 of Maria Sharapova series coming up soon.... :)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Formula One in India - First Indian Grand Prix @ end of Oct

The Airtel Grand Prix of India - Sounds familiar?? This is the new grand prix added to the F1's calendar starting this year (2011).
This October end, we'll be able to witness a start of a new race track in New Delhi, India.
Delhi is soon going to play host to The Indian Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship 2011, to be held from October 28 to 30, 2011, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This is the first time ever that India will be hosting an international motor-racing event of such a grand scale as the F1.

Charlie Whiting, the FIA Formula One Race Director, officially homologated the Delhi race track on September 1, 2011.

Indian Grand Prix Track Details

Circuit Details:
  • The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida is roughly a 5.14 km  (3.19 miles) long track spread in an area of 875 acres.
  • The seating capacity is speculated to be around 150,000.
  • The track is designed by F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke.
  • The 10-year contract for the race has been given to the Indian construction company Jaiprakash Associates.
  • There are 16 largely medium speed corners where the participating F1 cars will be able to lap at an average speed of 210 kmph.
  • Expected lap time for the F1 cars is 1 minute 276 seconds
  • The back straight will let F1 cars reach 320 km/h making it one of the fastest tracks in the world. 

Aerial view of the Indian Grand Prix circuit at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Airtel Grand Prix of India Race Details:

Fri 28 October 2011

Practice 1   -  10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2   -  14:00 - 15:30

Sat 29 October 2011

Practice 3   -  11:00 - 12:00
Qualifying   -  14:00

Sun 30 October 2011

Final Race  -  15:00

Waiting to witness this spectacle in the form of Indian Grand Prix. Lets see who wins the first Indian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull or Lewis Hamilton of McLaren or will we see a Ferrari fightback by Alonso or Massa???  It'll be an excellent race for sure!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Australian Open 2012 - Official TV commercial n other news...

The 2012 Australian Open, the first of the world's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments next year, is scheduled to take place from January 16 to 29, 2012, in Melbourne at Melbourne Park.

Another highlight in Australian Open 2012 is that it is set to offer the highest prize money in the history of Grand Slam tennis.

According to the Australian Open site, the total prize pool will be $26 million, with the men’s and women’s champions taking home a record $2.3 million each.

Here is the Australian Open 2012 official TV commercial that was released recently..

Australian Open 2012 was officially launched at Melbourne Park on 4th October, 2011 by the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu.
Roy Emerson, the record six-time champion, flew in from the United States to be part of the launch event.

Current Australian Open 2011 singles champions are Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Kim Clijsters of Belgium. 
There will be a great focus on Samantha Stosur of Australia who won the 2011 US Open women's title. 

For now, enjoy the commercial... :)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Maria Sharapova - Off court pictures and photoshoots - Part 1

Maria Sharapova - this name doesn't need any introduction... This long-legged Russian star tennis player is one of the top players in the women's tennis circuit and was a former World No.1.

Sharapova is not only famous for her on court play, but also for her off court persona with her style statements and fashion sense.
Russian beauty Maria Sharapova has been part of many photo shoots and has endorsed many products all these years.

This is a series dedicated to all Maria Sharapova fans showcasing some of Sharapova's best off court pictures...

Russian beauty Maria Sharapova in cool shades

Russian tennis diva Sharapova in the beach photoshoot

Maria Sharapova in simple fashion - cool denim and t-shirt
Amazing shot of Maria Sharapova.. loved this picture.. great fashion sense....

Maria Sharapova in a bikini photoshoot.. guess she did it for Sports Illustrated... 

Maria Sharapova making a style statement in this black number.. 

A Maria Sharapova wallpaper stunner look.... 

The following were a series of pictures I came across in which Maria Sharapova was trying her hand in table tennis (aka ping pong) instead of lawn tennis.... looked quite interesting.. nice shots and lovely smile by the Russian diva...

Sharapova trying her hand in Table tennis 

Sharapova trying for a lovely serve in ping pong

Sharapova lets out an amazing smile... such a cute picture.. .

Maria Sharapova laughs.. again an amazing shot... 

Pictures courtesy: Various internet sources

This is just the first part of the many such lovely pictures of Maria Sharapova - the Russian tennis diva..... more such pictures coming up :)

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