Expecting the Finn to make Ferrari fly on the tarmac from next year may well be what is farthest from the truth. After all, every gifted driver needs a completely devoted team to make magic happen.
Asking the government to popularize a niche event like Indian F1 is really asking too much from a political set-up that has failed to provide basic needs of life for 66 years.
The F1 2013 season is not about hope and expectations. It may just be all about thrills, spills and the raw need of men to put their machines to the ultimate test.
His race at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi was epic and while some may call him plain lucky, Vettel showed he has the ability to back his strengths to the hilt, in the face of adversity.
Calling on all casual Indian F1 fans. You are the undecided majority whose support can work wonders for drivers and teams at the Buddh. Here are the manifestos that may help you make up your mind.
Michael Schumacher has a personality and a shining two-decade career which can have a mesmerising effect on fans. Even us journalists can be left spellbound because after all somewhere deep down, even we are die-hard fans, are we not?
A year on, the much appreciated Buddh International Circuit has only made further strides for an even better setting for the Indian leg of F1. The fact that the title-race is much closer can only increase the adrenaline levels.
After eleven fabulous races in the ongoing F1 season, the drivers standing and the constructors championship is hardly one that a seasoned bookie would willingly want to bet on. While the previous season was a one-sided affair, this one has been a ferocious battle and continues to be an open-ended field.
I cannot tell speed from velocity, rear wing aerodynamic ratio to down-force and yet, something about recent reports in Formula One hints that the 2012 season is going to be like no other. Not the least like the one-sided affair that 2011 turned out to be, at least.
There has been massive excitement building around India's inaugural F1 Grand Prix ever since the race was passed by the F1 honchos and scheduled in the 2011 calendar. India is finally entering the elite group of countries that host this elite sport. But as the date of the race nears it seems defending champion Sebastian Vettel may have single-handedly taken away half the sheen off the Indian GP.
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