Tuesday, 18 October 2011


- Dan Wheldon has been pronounced dead after a multiple accident, which involved 15 competitors and numerous cars catching fire in Lap 11 of Sunday’s IndyCar Series finale in Las Vegas. The Englishman, aged 33 and winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500, was launched into the air before striking the retaining wall and catch fencing at high speed and many say that ICS cars are very unsafe for drivers. Wheldon was twice a winner of the Indy 500, in 2005 and earlier this year, and was overall IndyCar Champion in 2005
- Vitaly Petrov has been punished by the Korean stewards for his collision with the Mercedes-GP of Schumacher after investigating Turn 3 on Lap 17 accident and decided that russian driver was at fault for the accident during the Yeongam race on Sunday. Petrov receives a reprimand and a five-place grid penalty for the next round in India

- Vettel will be driving on the streets of his hometown Heppenheim on Saturday with his championship-winning Red Bull Formula 1 car(Kinky Kylie). The action will begin at 4pm local time, with german then being available to meet the public at the Europaplatz, near the historic city centre

- Culture Club front man Boy George has been added to the line-up for F1 Rocks. 2 Afterparty events will be staged in New Delhi, with the first taking place on Friday and the second after Sunday’s race. The off-track action will begin at the Crowne Plaza on Friday 28 October, with Boy George starring in Sunday’s second Afterparty in the Durbar Hall at Taj Palace. Also present will be The Cuban Brothers, Marc Vedo and Virgin Racing reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto as disc jockey

- CEO of the Sauber F1 Team ensured that they are still targeting sixth position this year in Constructors standings, with three races now remaining in 2011

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