Author Archives: David Bodapati

About David Bodapati

First Indian Print Journalist to interview Michael Schumacher in 2002! The F1 Correspondent and Chief Administrator of the site: www.INDIAinF1.com

APRC champ Gaurav Gill lights up the FIA gala prize-giving for all Indians

The King of Indian Motorsports, Gaurav Gill, receiving the honours was the highlight of the annual gala show for all Indians as was the presentation of the FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship Trophy to Lewis Hamilton. Gill is the only Indian Driver to have won the title and invited by the FIA for the Gala… Read More »

Rohith Mahalikudi wins REDBULL Desert Wings mini-Daker race, off to Peru for World Finals

Bengaluru, 2 Dec 2017: Rohith Mahalikudi  of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology came out with flying colours setting the fastest time of 7.518 secs on a specially-created track  and won the remote controlled, ‘mini Dakar’ race beating seven other finalists in the inaugural edition of Red Bull Desert Wings University Challenge, a thrilling competition for student… Read More »

Valtteri did an exceptional job, so really happy for him: Hamilton on teammate’s pole show

DRIVERS: 1 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes); 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes); 3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari) TRACK INTERVIEWS: (Conducted by Mark Webber) Q: Valtteri, you’re impressive mate, you’ve even turned up with no car. How did you get pole with no car? Valtteri BOTTAS: I’m a good runner! Q: You’re a very good runner. Also, I know your wife is… Read More »

Gill touches unbelievable speeds, thrills fans; Karna/Nikhil win INRC2; Dean/Shruptha INRC3

Chikkamagaluru,  25 Nov 2017: The `King of Indian Motorsports’ was at it again. The Speed Maestro touched speeds of over 170 kmph as he enjoyed a lone `straight’ at the picturesque Coffee Estates owned by sponsors Coffee Day in Chikmagalur on Saturday, the first day of the final round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally… Read More »

Hamilton tops FP2: Abu Dhabi GP

Lewis Hamilton took top spot in second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, edging out Sebastian Vettel by just under fifteen hundredths of a second. Daniel Ricciardo finished was third, separated from Vettel by almost the same margin. As with the early afternoon session at the Yas Marina Circuit, it was Mercedes driver Hamilton… Read More »

Gill unleashes fireworks and the crowd erupts into a thunderous applause: Coffee Day India Rally

Chikkamagaluru, 24 November 2017: With a deep penchant for raw speed, Gaurav Gill has proved beyond doubt that he is the Master of the Game. Considered as the best rally driver India has ever produced, Gaurav Gill, the defending champion and the current leader of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, set the tone for the… Read More »

Double for Drugovich in MRF Challenge opener

Bahrain, 17 Nov, 2017: Felipe Drugovich, the 17-year-old Brazilian, got his 2017 MRF Challenge campaign off to a perfect start by winning both races in the season opener at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, here on Friday. Drugovich pulled off a last lap move on Manuel Maldonado, cousin of former F1 racer Pastor Maldonado,… Read More »

JS group South Lake TSD rally successfully completes 7 editions

Bengaluru, 13 Nov 2017: After a thrilling battle for top honours Vinay Prasanna and co-driver Ravi Kumar BM logged 18.46 penalty points to narrowly win the annual JS Group 7th South Lake TSD Rally organised by Startline Motorsports here on Sunday. Balaji Shetty along with navigator Natarajan were close behind in the TSD Challenge class… Read More »