The Indian Grand Prix Formula 1


The Indian Grand Prix

Presenter Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix from the Buddh International Circuit, near New Delhi.


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Sebastian Vettel takes the victory. That was a devastating performance.

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He has lost the front wing! We have got a belter!

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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give us a Porsche? How are you doing? They are harder to pedal and

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they look! Which would you like? Thank you for the right. That is

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much easier. We want something traditional. He is famous for

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colourful shirts. What have you got that is beautiful? I want this red

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one. He looks good! You look beautiful. Will we see that on

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there? It is it a Sunday show it? What about my discount? The first

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time I have failed! He has done it! There is one bit of India you have

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come here without coming here. not believe this! We have seen a

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lot, but this is incredible. Will you surprise us again? Watch what

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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Indian Grand Prix, are watching the smells, besides, the sounds! I

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start the Grand Prix weekend! did you find this place?

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Wonderful. I hope our attempt to do not put you off, but it was

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infectious. Now for the doubts that really matters, 200 miles per hour

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around the circuit. Welcome to the first ever Indian Grand Prix. What

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a welcome from that should! That is the named! A three pound shirt

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bought from a side street, it is the burst's it is the best he has

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ever looked! I met a Bollywood star, he wanted a picture of him in the

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shed! Thank you! Let's talk about coming to this place. This country

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has 1.2 billion people. Is the aim for Formula One to inspire

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everybody, or are we here for the high rollers? The dream would be to

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embrace everybody, but you can never do that first time out. But

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there is enough media and TV and interest. We were staggered by what

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went on, to give us a taste that people want to come here in the

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future. In terms of an intimate knowledge of Formula One, most

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people would not know all of the drivers, but they know that Formula

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One is global and they are excited it is here. But also, the Indian

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drivers, Narain Karthikeyan is a national hero already. When you

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have a local staff -- local store, people get behind it. There is

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already a team in Formula One, Force India. A lifelong dream for

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the owner, and for many motor sport lovers here. It is all about

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getting it right. We have seen some disappointing crowds in South Korea

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and China, disastrous crowd in Turkey, what have we learned that

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we have got to put right here? not want to see -- keep using the

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word embrace, but you talk about Turkey, the people in Istanbul did

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not have a clue, so the media could not be penetrated to encourage the

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people to come. I believe that is different here, the promoter is

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active, I have seen all sorts of things, just the people they have

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brought here today, it is staggering. Eddie Jordan is also

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embracing the Indian Grand Prix! We are here in a province of 200

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million people. If this were a country, it would be the fifth

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biggest in the world. The drivers have arrived, let's hope the

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his photograph taken at! Sebastian Vettel not a fan of his photograph,

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but Michael Schumacher arrives for his 284 Grand Prix, but your first

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in India. What are your impressions? It is pretty

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impressive to see the track. It is a great challenge to us to drive

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out there, a fantastic character, and a good combination of

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overtaking spots, a long straight, slow corners and the challenge of

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the high-speed stuff. Of all the places we go to, like China, do you

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feel that there is an ambassadorial role for you? It is your name that

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everybody recalls. I have heard about this before coming here,

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because I had some interview sessions during earlier races with

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Indian journalists. He is nice to know, but when you come here, you

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focus on your real job, and that is doing what I love to do. If people

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are happy about that and they want to see me as an ambassador, even

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better. Some of the drivers have said this is the best new circuit

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that Hermann Tilke has designed. Do you share that view? Were you

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consulted? It is as a result of a safety group meeting we had some

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while ago before the trap was finalised in Geneva -- before the

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track was finalised. The widening and opening for the braking zone is

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a result, and it is great stuff to have this, because it allows

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multiple lines and good fighting. We are looking forward to an

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exciting Grand Prix. As far as the constructors standings are

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concerned, Mercedes or fourth. You are keen to improve next season.

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Seven points between you and Nico Rosberg. How keen are you to finish

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above him? You would want to finish in front of him, but in the

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rankings, it is not we important who is ahead. I do not care that

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much. It is more important when things get going and we can fight

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for the podium. That is when it becomes important. Enjoy the race,

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and steered clear of Vitaly Petrov. He is behind me, but I guess there

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will be other obstacles to deal with today! A bit of a challenge

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for all of the drivers, and 80 huge challenge yesterday to get to grips

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with this incredibly tasty circuit. But the prize on offer, to be the

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first man ever on pole position here.

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The outcome of qualifying would be affected by this moment in practice.

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Lewis Hamilton kept his foot down when there were marshalled on the

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track. For that, he was docked three places on the grid. There was

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a small but enthusiastic crowd for the rest of the first ever

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qualifying session. Sauber were in big trouble. Kamui Kobayashi and

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Sergio Perez started down the grid. Paul di Resta missed out on the top

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10. Disappointed. This morning was quite good, I struggled with

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understeer, and we could not fix it. The conditions got colder, which

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did not help. We are in reasonable shape over a long distance, but

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qualifying was going to be crucial, and we did not maximise it do.

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top four were within 0.1 seconds following the first run. Jenson

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Button was not amongst them. On the hard tyre and the soft tyre, I

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could not get any grip, and I did not have a clear lap, the traffic

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was terrible. People are trying it and backing out, so there are cars

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everywhere. Fernando Alonso came third on the grid. It was harder

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for Felipe Massa. He used all of the road and the curbs on his last

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run before this misjudgment snapped the suspension. Sebastian Vettel

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had already passed the Ferrari's accident on his way to pole

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position. It was interesting. It was a good battle. After the first

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run, it was close, so I knew I had to do a bit better. I was able to

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have a clean lap. Lewis Hamilton was second. With the penalty, fifth

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on the grid. Considering how hard the team have worked, to be there,

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it would have been nice to be ahead of Red Bull, but it was unfortunate,

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the penalty. Sebastian Vettel was not troubled, resulting in a new

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record for the most poor positions of the season for Red Bull. -- most

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pole positions. Well done. 13 pole positions. Red Bull in control, but

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they will have to watch out for Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

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Felipe Massa has a be built Ferrari. Seventh is the best Mercedes can

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manage. Toro Rosso are well placed. Pastor Maldonado is the best

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Williams. Vitaly Petrov has a fireplace penalty for causing an

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accident in the last race. -- five place penalty.

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Because of their misdemeanours, 71% of the cars do not start in the

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places where they qualified, which is rare. Lewis Hamilton was naughty

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at the start of the weekend, so he drops three places. You cannot get

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close to this person in India, some people or he rose, this man is like

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nice to see you. This is a country mad for cricket. Are there any fans

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left for Formula One? It has not coincided. I am sure there are many

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Indians who love Formula One. That is what you are born with. I am

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sure that this will be a mega event, which will be well excepted by

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you will have the honour of waving the chequered flag at the end. Pele

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did it in 2002. He missed the winning car coming over the line,

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have you been practising? I have been very prepared and very

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informed about that. Yes, that is one thing I need to be careful of.

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I am so looking forward to this event because way back into 1002

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when I watched my first F1 race, at Silverstone, the feeling was would

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it ever come to India and it has happened so I am really excited.

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know you're batting action is impressive, show us your flag-

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waving action. It is more like a sword fight. I have to do that for

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the whole map after the winner has passed. As simple as that.

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anyone can do it, you can. Thank you very much. Let's join our own

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heroes the Formula One. Let's make our way down the pit lane. It is

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good to show people a brand new facility like this. Incredible to

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get Sachin Tendulkar on his own. big star. Maybe people don't know

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what he stands for. The magnitude of him because he is just like a

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god in this country. Quite funny when he was walking down the palate,

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100 people around him, and Sebastian Vettel walked past with

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no one interested! Two big records yesterday in qualifying for

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Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull. is very significant, the 13th pole

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position this season and it puts him in it -- an exclusive club. He

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has now matched Fangio for 28 pole positions, which is hugely

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significant. He has had a great start to his career, he has had

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good cars. But he has made full use of the vehicle. There's no question

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he is cementing his status as the man to beat. The thing that catches

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me is the dominance of the team. Coming from the team's side, 16

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pole positions of up this is remarkable. Only once has that been

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eclipsed, and that was by Lewis. If they keep going on for two more

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races after here, it is staggering the dominance they have had his ear.

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What else can we say about this Red Bull team? Red Bull very impressive

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indeed. But yesterday it was Toro Rosso that was celebrating. Not

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because they had taken pole position, almost like they had won

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the world title. Ali Mackenzie is with the perfect two men to explain.

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-- Lee McKenzie. Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari. We are

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talking about successful Saturdays and yesterday seemed to have

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surpassed all expectations. Yes, to have both cars into Q3 was a good

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achievement for us. We don't get any points for that so hopefully

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today we will have a good race. This car seems to be getting better,

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how does that relate to you as a driver? They have been improvements

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because we can demonstrate that we are competitive and it also means

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Toro Rosso is becoming a big team. For the future of the team it is

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very important. We are fighting with Sauber, who were in front of

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us in the Constructors' Championship. Today we have a good

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position to overtake them in the championship. This means Toro Rosso

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is becoming big. We saw how much it meant to the guys in the garage, it

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was like you had both won the race. What was the atmosphere like when

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you went back? What did they say? It is not very often we get both

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cars into Q3 so we were really happy. What we updated in Japan

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seemed to work properly. It is good to see that what we do is making

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the car better and we can now fight in the top 10. To be in front of

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one of the Mercedes and both Renaults is definitely good.

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you give them something to smile about today? I think we can be in

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the points, definitely. To overtake Sauber in the championship would be

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amazing. We will see how it will be. I hope your afternoon goes well,

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thank you. Plenty for the crowd to get excited

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about when it came to Toro Rosso yesterday and they have opened the

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grid. The atmosphere is starting to bubble up despite the fact that the

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pit lane has been empty of the onlookers. A quick chat about the

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Toro Rosso drivers. Both young drivers. The best finish of his

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career in South Korea for Jaime Alguersuari. Making the job very

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difficult for Red Bull to work out who should be in that car next

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season. It is. The first half of the year it was looking like

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Alguersuari. It is a great problem for Red Bull. They have five

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drivers with Daniel Ricciardo as well. They could ultimately put

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them in the league team in motor racing. It is going to be

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interesting to see what they will do. They have a whole host of young

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drivers waiting to get into Formula One. A looking at the midfield

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battle in the Constructors' Championship, let's have a look at

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where they stand. Very interesting when you look at their championship

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positions and their positions on the grid. It has nearly been turned

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on its head up with the exception of Sutil, who is very strong. Force

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India can be caught by Sauber. I would be watching over my shoulder

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for Toro Rosso. What they have achieved, by far the first is cut

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in South Korea in a straight line and they have both made it into the

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top 10. It has been the turnaround of the season as far as teams are

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concerned. Not long until the race, just over half an hour. Keep your

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eyes on that midfield battle. Some people who will be tuning in with

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interest are in the United States, in the state of Texas, in the City

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of Austin. India have managed it with aplomb and now Austen, over to

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there is no interest in Formula One in America, but I think we are

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about find out that is not the case. You know who DEC his? DEC shoe

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making a go of it. We have had Detroit and Long Beach. I don't

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know why they haven't made it. watching this awesome F1 car.

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are passionate about it. I went to the race at India and there were

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140,000 people there. That, is allowed! And fast. -- of that car

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is allowed. I have heard rumours about David Coulthard coming to

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Austin. I have been watching him since I was a little girl with my

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dad. About how a drive from my home Niki Lauda was racing. I used to

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watch it as a kid. Buffalo, antelope. We are the home of the

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antelope. It is a matter of marketing and the wakening people

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to what it is. It has been around for years and years, but America

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has grown accustomed to cars going around in a circle. Once that

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education aspect get out, excitement will follow. Do you know

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who that is? Who is that? We are waiting for Bernie. If you hear me,

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incredible facility which is in construction. Everything behind us

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will be the circuit of America. have to pick a good geographic

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location. It doesn't matter what kind of event you are doing. We

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thus been positioned between both coasts in America and between

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Central America and Canada, it is a great location from a global

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perspective. This track has not been conceived and designed by

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consortiums or sovereign wealthy nations. It is by guys who raised

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their hearts out and know what a good track should be. The cool

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corners will be this. 40 metres of elevation. Similar to Becketts.

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This is 1.2 kilometres. Very similar to Istanbul to and eight,

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except it is quicker and downhill and right handed. You have to build

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a track from the ground up. You don't modify another institution,

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you don't modify anything, you don't play football in Yankee

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Stadium, you play baseball. How far is this through the project? You

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have got over a year until the Grand Prix. I think we are probably

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very tight on time. Being perfectly candid. But we will have a Grand

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Prix next year in November. What we are going to do here... The camera

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shots don't do the steepness of the hill justice. This is a technical

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and very scientific experiment to see just how much speed a static

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tyre can build between now and going to be the first person to

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drive the circuit of America's. I am not even sure whether we will

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get to the first turn. Wish me luck. dirt. Feel more like a rally driver

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will be racing there. If you are wondering what the black armband is

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about, it is because we lost two great more -- Motors bought men and

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the last couple of weeks, Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli. There

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will be a minute's silence before the race. Wonderful to see you Ben

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Austin. You were watching most of the engineers and mechanics. Plenty

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of interest in that place. All of the teams enjoy going to these new

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places. They really get a sense of the country for top the European

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races, you arrive on a Thursday and leave on a Sunday. These other

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races, they are going to get a surprise. It is not all J R Ewing

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and oil rigs, it is a vibrant little town. 80,000 students. It is

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a very young Fipe. Eddie will love it because there is a lot of live

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music. I am loving your 1980s J R Ewing reference! Talking about the

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circuit, we like South Korea, it is a great track, drivers have been

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impressed here. Have we learn from mistakes in Abu Dhabi and Singapore

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and Valencia? The circuit is as good to great racing as the

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circuits and driving. Abu Dhabi built a great facility, but the

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drivers are enthused about this track. That is what Abu Dhabi got

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wrong, it was all about the facility rather than the racetrack.

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You have to start with a great race track and then build the facilities

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and the enthusiasm will come through. No US raised this year,

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two US races by 2013. Spoilt for choice. All of the team principals

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here, even back as far as my day, we were pounding the table with

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Ernie, get us into America. Indianapolis didn't quite fulfil

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that. Now with the announcement of the New Jersey race and Austen, it

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is like a dream come true. Those are places we are going, but right

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now it is all about India. Lewis Hamilton has just climbed into his

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car with his Bob Marley helmet. A big day for Lewis Hamilton and a

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big day for everyone, a particularly big day for a circuit

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the drivers are already in love with. India is colourful, India is

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vibrant. India is exciting. That is why we say incredible India.

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think they have done a really good job with the circuit and it is very,

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very fast and flowing. Fabulous speed. The high speed is phenomenal,

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the amount of grip you have. A lot The drivers seem to like it. They

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will get the chance to enjoy themselves and less than half an

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hour, because the pit lane is open and Jenson Button is in his car,

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looking focused. He starts ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Jenson Button

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starts in fourth position. He cannot claim he does not know his

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way around, because we found the perfect mode of transport to

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introduce him to this course. Thursday morning, 11:15am, this is

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what the most important drug walks of the season. -- one of the most

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important trucker walks. On most of them, we will go round, but here,

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it is important to go on a tut-tut, I feel! Only 16,000 kilometres?

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That surprises me! It is only one year old. We got you a new one. But

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it goes up to 80 kilometres an hour. We are off. Smoothed! Where is the

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KERS button?! You are like the real driver, you use the horn a lot!

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Perfect! That is an amazing bit of kit. We could learn a few things

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from this for next year. Tell us what is going through your head

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when you look at that. Did we get it right in the simulator? We can

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make sure that they were acquitted to prepare was correct. Looking at

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the Kurds, we are OK. It does not look as tight in reality. It looks

:32:08.:32:17.

more open. Which is nice. Nicely decorated! I think it is lovely!

:32:17.:32:24.

When you can see the grandstands and things like Waterloo's, or are

:32:24.:32:32.

you looking those? Yes, full distance, rather than, where will I

:32:32.:32:41.

go to the toilet? But little things that are upright are important. It

:32:41.:32:46.

is difficult to find a brick market if they do not put them, so you

:32:46.:32:51.

have to look for something else. That looks amazing. If it were flat,

:32:51.:33:01.
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it would not be as exciting. We are what we have learned. The first

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corner is more open than we thought, the third corner is more open on

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the entry, and the same on the fourth. This is similar to the

:33:37.:33:45.

simulator. This corner, there is gravel at the apex, but the great

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thing, from the fifth corner until the 15th corner, it is all pretty

:33:50.:33:55.

fast, with good changes of direction. It will be a lot of fun.

:33:55.:34:05.
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learned, the drivers in India are skilled. You thought you were the

:34:13.:34:20.

best, you are wrong! How much as on the meter? One of you has got to

:34:20.:34:27.

foot the bill. Two-wood and 40 rupees. This has come all the way

:34:27.:34:37.
:34:37.:34:39.

from Delhi. You have signed a juicy contract, so �4, please!

:34:39.:34:44.

Eddie Jordan was feeling generous, and he footed the bill. This is

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Jenson Button leaving the garage. Let's hope his race engineer also

:34:48.:34:57.

makes it back for the start of the race. This seems to be the trend,

:34:57.:35:03.

to have undulating circuits. Yes, they have created the adulation,

:35:03.:35:13.

because this was a flat land. It gives something extra to the

:35:13.:35:19.

drivers, you have the sensation of being on a roller-coaster. Even the

:35:19.:35:24.

back straight, it has a small rise and dip, and it gives them a great

:35:25.:35:29.

feeling. When the cars came out, the grandstand stood up and clapped

:35:29.:35:34.

and cheered. The excitement is starting to build. They have

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designed a circuit here to encourage overtaking at, but it is

:35:38.:35:46.

so dirty off-line, it is difficult to do that. You will not see many

:35:46.:35:50.

drivers, and as they have do, they will not take the risk of going off

:35:50.:35:56.

the side. It is safer and wider, but it is a long straight. It is

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the DRS and everything else with the Kurds. It will make this into a

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spectacular race. If you are tuning before Andrew Marr, that programme

:36:07.:36:13.

is starting on BBC Two. You can watch him next week, but you can

:36:13.:36:21.

only watch the first Indian Grand Prix on the BBC once! There does

:36:21.:36:27.

not seem to be a clean or dirty line on one side or the other.

:36:28.:36:35.

the final corner, they go diagonally across the starting grid,

:36:35.:36:40.

so they are right between pole position and second on the grid.

:36:40.:36:45.

The cleanest part of the track will be somewhere around 10 or 11 on the

:36:45.:36:54.

grid. Mark Webber has lost more places than any other driver, so it

:36:54.:36:59.

will be interesting. Whether it is watching it from home or

:36:59.:37:03.

introducing him here, I have lost count of the number of crude walks

:37:04.:37:09.

Martin Brundle has done, but he has never done it in India.

:37:09.:37:17.

It is brilliant. The cars have left the pit lane. Some are doing

:37:17.:37:22.

practice starts, which is the noise you can here. I am looking at the

:37:23.:37:30.

amazing truth. -- amazing growth. It is an impressive piece of

:37:30.:37:39.

engineering. The modern Formula One starting the rostrum, but the rest

:37:39.:37:47.

is pure India. Let's see who we can find. The safety car has been out

:37:47.:37:53.

in the last five races on the trot. There is a very good chance we will

:37:53.:37:57.

see that here this afternoon. The photographers are getting the

:37:57.:38:02.

Indian flag held out so they can get some shots for the week. Lots

:38:02.:38:09.

of pretty girls here. Mark Webber, second position, in the Red Bull,

:38:09.:38:14.

after Lewis Hamilton took his penalty. Lewis Hamilton did split

:38:14.:38:20.

the Red Bull cars, but he has to go back. How is the track on the way

:38:20.:38:29.

round? Pretty good. We took the hard tyre round, so I did not fill

:38:30.:38:35.

the car too much. It looks pretty good. You have got half a chance of

:38:35.:38:40.

getting to the first corner first. It looks reasonably even. The proof

:38:40.:38:45.

will be in the pudding. My last few starts have been pretty good, so it

:38:45.:38:52.

will be nice to continue that. heard in the week some stories

:38:52.:38:58.

about maybe Sebastien helping to, but that is not how do you see it?

:38:58.:39:04.

You know what it is light at this level. 17 years, I have never had a

:39:04.:39:12.

position given to me, and I do not what one. Mark Webber is not

:39:13.:39:17.

looking for gifts at the first Indian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso

:39:17.:39:26.

not yet on the grid. Lewis Hamilton's car is. Can we find it

:39:26.:39:33.

Jenson Button? He is still sitting in the car, adjusting the nearest.

:39:33.:39:40.

-- adjusting the mirrors. It is unusual to see that still being

:39:40.:39:45.

done. But how little space there is for him to get out of the car. It

:39:45.:39:49.

is incredible, they have to take off the headrest before he can

:39:49.:39:56.

begin to get out. If it is on fire, he would be out of there like a

:39:56.:40:03.

shot, but you can see how tight it is for the driver. You heard David

:40:03.:40:09.

talking about a Bollywood star who has done more than 400 movies. It

:40:09.:40:19.
:40:19.:40:19.

is a big day for motor sport. not want to get run over! You are a

:40:19.:40:25.

Formula One fan anyway? Absolutely, we are so excited that Formula One

:40:26.:40:30.

is in India. We have been talking about this, thinking about this, I

:40:30.:40:33.

have had many conversations with Bernie Ecclestone about bringing

:40:33.:40:42.

Formula One to India, and I am very happy today, hearing from everybody,

:40:42.:40:46.

all of the arrangements and everything have been top class.

:40:46.:40:51.

you show me how you can disconnect your neck and move around? I will

:40:51.:41:01.
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do a dance. It is your turn! I have got to see the match over here! --

:41:03.:41:13.
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man! Blackadder, we like to call him Rowan Atkinson. Can I get

:41:17.:41:26.

through? Here we are again. Indian Grand Prix. A lot of energy

:41:26.:41:35.

going on here. Degrades get more and more crowded. -- grids. It has

:41:35.:41:41.

been a remarkable achievement, so far. It is not an easy country or

:41:41.:41:45.

an easy society in which to make this kind of thing work. They have

:41:45.:41:52.

done remarkably well. So far, so good. I had some Indian traffic

:41:52.:41:57.

this morning, slightly Indian! It took a couple of hours to get in!

:41:57.:42:02.

But we got here on time, and everybody seems to be optimistic.

:42:02.:42:07.

You are cheering for McLaren? have an instinctive allegiance

:42:07.:42:17.

towards McLaren. I think we are in a pretty good place. I think Lewis

:42:17.:42:21.

Hamilton is in good form, he is in better form than he has been for

:42:21.:42:26.

some months. They are optimistic. We have seen him not looking as

:42:26.:42:33.

happy as he has been. I have spoken to him a bit. I do not claim great

:42:33.:42:38.

intimacy with him. I would describe him as Light reflective, but that

:42:38.:42:43.

is not a bad thing. It is an optimistic reflection, rather than

:42:43.:42:49.

depressives. The future is bright for him. Let's hope the future is

:42:49.:42:53.

bright for the Indian Grand Prix. Let's see if we can find Jenson

:42:53.:43:02.

Button. He has left the grid. We have got Felipe Massa bad hair. --

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down here. Coming up shortly, we have got a tribute to Dan Wheldon

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and Marco Simoncelli. Hello, what do you think? It is a bit chaotic.

:43:22.:43:28.

But it is super. The chaos suits Formula One. It is brilliant. Is

:43:28.:43:33.

there anybody famous you can introduce me to? Normally, we

:43:33.:43:41.

organise the chaos, but this is on its own! You are in an entourage?

:43:41.:43:49.

Sachin Tendulkar. You are on the grid, how is it feeling for you?

:43:49.:43:54.

Fantastic. It is a special feeling that Formula One has come to India.

:43:54.:44:02.

The people have waited for a long time. The boot -- it has turned

:44:02.:44:07.

into a reality, it is exciting. This is a special feeling for all

:44:07.:44:14.

of us. It is time to hand back to Jake Humphrey. The drivers are

:44:14.:44:19.

moving towards the front of the grit.

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-- grid. We are about to remember two lost

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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champions, Dan Wheldon and Marco India in honour of two men who

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recently lost their lives, Marco Simoncelli and Dan Wheldon. That

:46:17.:46:21.

was a remarkably difficult thing to watch before a Grand Prix because

:46:21.:46:25.

in this modern era, death is not something that is particularly

:46:25.:46:30.

common place any more. Indeed. It is absolutely fitting that Formula

:46:30.:46:34.

One pays its respects to two other forms of motor sport, in the car

:46:34.:46:41.

racing and MotoGP. The drivers wanted to be part of that. It is a

:46:41.:46:43.

reflective moment just before starting a Grand Prix but

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nonetheless they wanted to pay their respects. It sends a very

:46:47.:46:53.

positive message that at certain moments Formula One can be united.

:46:53.:46:58.

Tributes are very important, but so is learning from these problems.

:46:58.:47:03.

Formula One sets a benchmark for safety, it is important that

:47:03.:47:07.

motorsport doesn't slip too far behind. It is a tragic reminder,

:47:07.:47:11.

but nevertheless, Formula One has been the pinnacle of safety for

:47:11.:47:16.

quite some time. It started with Max Mosley and has carried on with

:47:16.:47:20.

Jean Todt. They are really resilient, they will not give up on

:47:20.:47:25.

this. Everything they can possibly do. The great news is it gets

:47:25.:47:28.

transferred into the automobile industry and the people on the

:47:28.:47:33.

streets, they are the real beneficiaries of up fingers crossed,

:47:33.:47:38.

never stop the search for safety. Our thoughts with the families of

:47:38.:47:44.

Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli. Thank you for joining us, David,

:47:44.:47:49.

but let's turn our attention to what we hope will be a race that is

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a fitting tribute. Let's speak to Paul di Resta.

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There seems to be about 2000 people inside your garage, a lot of

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excitement at Force India. A lot of excitement, but the biggest thing

:48:04.:48:08.

is we have new partners, the Sahara group have come to their first

:48:08.:48:16.

Grand Prix, enjoying the experience. It is an important day and

:48:16.:48:21.

hopefully we can score some points and keep the mood very happy.

:48:21.:48:23.

were not that comfortable with the car yesterday, will there be

:48:24.:48:29.

different today in the long run? think so, we have optimised the

:48:29.:48:32.

long-run performance over qualifying. It was always going to

:48:32.:48:38.

be tricky in qualifying. But you have to think ahead and stay

:48:38.:48:42.

positive. Hopefully be aggressive. Thank you.

:48:42.:48:47.

That is what we want to hear, Paul di Resta saying he will be

:48:48.:48:50.

aggressive after a difficult qualifying session. Fernando Alonso

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has said he can fight for victory from third place on the grid, but

:48:55.:49:02.

they might be energy with the car. Let's speak to Ted. There is a

:49:02.:49:06.

problem with the car. A problem with the front wing. Specifically

:49:06.:49:11.

the right hand side. Let's see if we can have a look. I have just

:49:11.:49:15.

spoken to Stefania Dearman jelly and he was not aware there was a

:49:15.:49:19.

problem until we pointed it out. The mechanics said there seems to

:49:19.:49:23.

be a problem with where the actual flap of the front wing meets the

:49:23.:49:28.

end plate. Some very controlled activity. One of the mechanic's

:49:28.:49:35.

hands is shaking. The flap itself is completely detached. It is like

:49:35.:49:39.

microsurgery trying to fix this. They will get it done because they

:49:39.:49:44.

have another 10 minutes, but some fevered activity at Fernando

:49:44.:49:47.

Alonso's car. Who knows whether there will be further problems with

:49:47.:49:54.

the front wings. We have seen that happen before this season, Lewis

:49:54.:49:59.

Hamilton was sitting in the garage until the last moment in China. A

:49:59.:50:04.

last-minute rescue job. There have been problems with this new front

:50:04.:50:10.

wing. Ferrari fighting hard to make sure they cut his quick next season.

:50:10.:50:14.

There is something not right about the front wing. This looks like a

:50:14.:50:19.

card directly out of a comic strip. It is like two Ready shovels

:50:19.:50:22.

sitting on the end of a plank. It is horrible, it doesn't even look

:50:22.:50:31.

right. A design disaster for -- a design disaster. You know those

:50:31.:50:37.

when you see them! Thank you! Fernando Alonso starts third, just

:50:37.:50:40.

in front Mark Webber. He hasn't taken a place off the start of a

:50:40.:50:44.

race since April. If he does it today, he will take the lead and

:50:44.:50:47.

that would mean a lot for a man desperate to be second in the

:50:47.:50:52.

Drivers' Championship. He couldn't pick a better time. He happens to

:50:52.:51:00.

have a decent run at the beginning. I actually think he could go

:51:01.:51:05.

straight into the lead because he has already talked about it and

:51:05.:51:09.

traditionally, Sebastian Vettel doesn't always make great start.

:51:09.:51:13.

Vettel is on pole position for this race. He has matched the great

:51:13.:51:17.

Fangio's record of 28 pole positions. How much would he loved

:51:17.:51:21.

to pick up a win? If he is naughty, Johnny Herbert will have his eyes

:51:21.:51:26.

on him because he is the race to it. How do you take pole position at

:51:26.:51:31.

India? -- and he is the race steward.

:51:31.:51:35.

The drivers are enjoying this Buddh International Circuit. Sebastian

:51:35.:51:40.

Vettel is on pole position for the 13th time for Red Bull. Diagonal on

:51:40.:51:47.

the pit straight, cleaning up some of the potatoes lots. 180 miles per

:51:48.:51:54.

hour down the straight. A sweeping left, climbing the hill at the apex

:51:54.:51:58.

of three is right on the crest. Such an unusual layout. Short shift

:51:58.:52:01.

Such an unusual layout. Short shift up to third gear to get best

:52:01.:52:05.

acceleration, best traction. 1060 metres down the back straight.

:52:05.:52:12.

Listen to that Renault engine. Just under 200 mph as we head into the

:52:12.:52:18.

braking zone of turn four. Plenty of action there in the race, no

:52:18.:52:24.

doubt. This is where the track gets really interesting. Fifth gear

:52:25.:52:28.

through the left-hander, playing with the throttle, carrying

:52:28.:52:35.

tremendous speed in the Red Bull. Balancing the power beautifully. A

:52:35.:52:39.

long-term 10, the front of the car wanders to the outside, a bit of

:52:39.:52:44.

grip on the kerb. Hard on the throttle, using the artificial

:52:44.:52:49.

grass. Fifth gear for that -- through that first part of to and

:52:49.:52:54.

13. Absolutely flying. Look at the speed he takes into to and 15. It

:52:54.:52:59.

must be brilliant to drive his Red Bull. A very wide entry into the

:52:59.:53:04.

final corner. Touch is the apex perfectly and straightens the car.

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Over the line, Vettel red hot in has now started 35% of all of his

:53:18.:53:21.

races in Formula One from pole position. We're getting close,

:53:21.:53:25.

Eddie is dressed for it, you're ready for it, what about Lewis

:53:25.:53:28.

Hamilton? He said he wanted to remove all of the distractions.

:53:28.:53:32.

Good to see him sharing an embrace with his dad. We have not seen much

:53:32.:53:36.

of that in the past 12 months. think he needs it more now than in

:53:36.:53:41.

it -- than ever, sometimes family bonds know when love is required

:53:41.:53:46.

and it has never been more required than it is now. I am emotional

:53:46.:53:52.

about seeing him doing it. On the front of that Force India, you can

:53:52.:53:55.

see one of the biggest Bollywood stars. Can Formula One match the

:53:55.:54:00.

kind of thing India is already in love with? The first ever Grand

:54:00.:54:04.

Prix, time for Formula One to impress. What will happen? I think

:54:04.:54:10.

it will be impressive. I just hope we don't have a Vettel gift, going

:54:10.:54:16.

into the distance. I want to see the fight taken to him. We also

:54:16.:54:19.

have a double Diarrar stone, that could spice things up. The crowd of

:54:19.:54:24.

very much up for it. It has been a tough few days for motor sport, but

:54:24.:54:28.

now we turn our attention to what we do best, delivering exciting and

:54:28.:54:32.

dramatic raising. As ever, the aim for the drivers is simple. To win

:54:32.:54:42.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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the race. To be the first to see advertising says, and without doubt

:55:23.:55:31.

it has been a spectacular race so far. A country of 1.2 billion

:55:31.:55:35.

people, 200 million of those on in this northern province, which

:55:35.:55:39.

includes Delhi. India has more motor rating history then you might

:55:39.:55:46.

imagine. The first road race was in 1904 from Delhi to Mumbai. In 1969

:55:46.:55:50.

they formed a motorsport body and in 1980 it was their first

:55:50.:55:55.

Himalayan Rally. Today it is the inaugural Grand Prix of India. A 60

:55:55.:56:01.

lap race at his new Buddh International Circuit. Lots of

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emotion on the grid, lots of excitement. And then there tribute,

:56:05.:56:10.

the minutes silence for Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli. The Indian

:56:10.:56:15.

national anthem was played, which translates as vow what the ruler of

:56:15.:56:21.

minds. Whose mind do you think is on the game today? We had a very

:56:21.:56:25.

impressive qualifying from Sebastian Vettel. Getting his

:56:25.:56:29.

timing absolutely to perfection. He was able to get those tyres

:56:29.:56:32.

switched on in a single lap, which many of the other drivers were

:56:32.:56:36.

struggling to do. Based on the qualifying performance, he has

:56:36.:56:41.

found a sweet spot and I fear that if he converts pole position into a

:56:41.:56:46.

leading at the first corner, he might not be seen this afternoon.

:56:46.:56:49.

Lewis Hamilton unfortunately got his penalty for a yellow flag

:56:49.:56:56.

infringement on Friday practice. But he is totally focused. McLaren

:56:56.:57:00.

started great this year. Alonso in Monza it was able to lead that

:57:00.:57:04.

raised into the first corner, much to the delight of the Italian fans,

:57:04.:57:10.

so look out for him at the start. Gods of racing are welcome. We have

:57:10.:57:15.

seen the Bollywood stars, the cricketing stars, now it is time

:57:15.:57:20.

for the Formula One stars to show what they can do. Jenson Button

:57:20.:57:25.

inherited fourth on the grid after Hamilton's penalty. Both McLaren

:57:25.:57:32.

drivers with a fast race car underneath them. Still the dancing

:57:32.:57:40.

goes on outside in the paddock. Wall-to-wall action here. Meanwhile,

:57:40.:57:45.

the drivers, as you say, David, Lewis Hamilton with that 1,000

:57:45.:57:54.

yards there on the grid. -- 1,000 Yard stare. The back straight is

:57:54.:58:00.

1060 metres. Let's talk about Massa's front wing. It is fixed.

:58:00.:58:05.

Not too many people around it. He must be slightly concerned. The

:58:05.:58:10.

last think... Alonso's wing. The last thing you want is for your

:58:10.:58:14.

front wing to be coming underneath your front tyres. It is indeed! You

:58:14.:58:20.

want your front wing to stay where it should be. Let's take a look at

:58:20.:58:30.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

:58:30.:59:27.

qualifying. Only two Indian trouble -- drivers have ever been in

:59:27.:59:34.

Formula One, Chandhok and Karthikeyan. They have fired up the

:59:34.:59:44.
:59:44.:59:53.

tyres they did their fastest lap on. Four chose not to do any laps. We

:59:53.:59:59.

will see who is running what. Soft airs on Sutil's car, marked with

:59:59.:00:09.
:00:09.:00:23.

That is the first time they get a proper start away from their grit

:00:23.:00:31.

box. Furious calculations going on about how to set the clutch bite

:00:31.:00:38.

point for their getaway. It is very wide. I expect to see plenty of

:00:38.:00:47.

dust being thrown up as the cars leave the grid. They have been

:00:47.:00:56.

cleaning up the right side of the track. DRS zones, two of them on

:00:56.:01:06.
:01:06.:01:23.

soft tyres Maldonado and Schumacher. That is to let Paul di Resta know

:01:23.:01:28.

that the three cars in front of him and the one behind him have soft

:01:28.:01:38.
:01:38.:01:39.

tyres on. Kobayashi has hard tyres on the Sauber. What do you think

:01:40.:01:44.

about that? I think given the gap between the tiers, it is a bit

:01:44.:01:54.
:01:54.:01:56.

strange. He is clearly having a punt at the One Stop race this

:01:56.:02:01.

afternoon. There is not much difference in time. I think what

:02:01.:02:09.

that will do is give the other teams a sight as to what is the gap

:02:09.:02:14.

today. They have no historical information on how this track will

:02:14.:02:19.

be in a Grand Prix. I asked Mark Webber how the track was and he

:02:19.:02:23.

said he did not know because he was on the hard tyres. It will be

:02:23.:02:32.

interesting to see how Kobayashi copes with those. It looks like

:02:32.:02:36.

Vettel is joyriding and having fun. He is doing a very prescribed

:02:36.:02:42.

number of heat cycles into those tyres. He will slot as late as he

:02:42.:02:48.

can into his grid position. The yellow line is where you're right

:02:48.:02:52.

front tyre should be. Christian Horner looks on with the boss of a

:02:52.:03:02.
:03:02.:03:09.

Nissan Renault as the back of the outside the gates of Silverstone.

:03:09.:03:14.

This is a very big day for Indian motor sport and for that matter,

:03:14.:03:24.
:03:24.:03:43.

it well, behind him is Webber. Where they are thinking about going

:03:43.:03:51.

up the inside. Alonso has gone very deep. Rubens Barrichello and

:03:51.:03:56.

Kobayashi, I think was in there, too. One of the Virgin Racing cars

:03:56.:04:03.

having to take avoiding action. And more contact at the back of the

:04:03.:04:09.

field of Jarno Trulli with an HRT. Yellow flags are waving. Webber

:04:09.:04:15.

under pressure immediately down the straight. No DRS involved there for

:04:15.:04:25.
:04:25.:04:27.

the first two laps. Button just flew past Mark Webber. Hamilton

:04:27.:04:35.

down in sixth place. Michael Schumacher or yet again making a

:04:35.:04:40.

flying start, getting himself up into eighth position behind his

:04:40.:04:45.

team-mate Paul to rest there -- behind his team-mate. Paul di Resta

:04:45.:04:55.
:04:55.:05:10.

man Mark Webber. He would have been frustrated that the McLaren just

:05:10.:05:14.

cruised past him. All year long we have seen it, Red Bull have gone

:05:14.:05:19.

for grip in the corners and they have given up on straight line

:05:19.:05:24.

speed and that has hurt them badly, David. Indeed, there are other

:05:24.:05:34.
:05:34.:05:36.

factors as well. Perez coming in. A bit of locking up action there.

:05:36.:05:46.
:05:46.:05:46.

Massa still being hunted down by Hamilton. It is Kobayashi who has

:05:46.:05:53.

stopped, we think. We saw him in trouble in the first corner.

:05:53.:05:58.

Somebody has lost their wing on the way in. Barrichello's front wing

:05:58.:06:06.

got lost on the way to the pits. Perez, block and Barrichello pitted,

:06:06.:06:10.

Kobayashi stopped on the track and Trulli appears to have got running

:06:10.:06:18.

again. A long pit stop for Barrichello. Lots of colours on his

:06:18.:06:23.

crash helmet this weekend. Let's hear from Ted. Rubens Barrichello

:06:23.:06:28.

came in to change the front wing. Timo Glock also came in. Perez has

:06:28.:06:33.

come in to get rid of the hard tyres. He can run the soft, quicker

:06:33.:06:39.

tyres now for the rest of the race. Sebastian Vettel's lead at the end

:06:39.:06:49.
:06:49.:06:51.

of the first lap was... Alonso was a bit too hard on the brakes. That

:06:51.:06:56.

is what released Jenson Button up into third. Kobayashi was rather

:06:56.:07:06.
:07:06.:07:12.

careless. Fernando Alonso will get a good view of the Red Bulls.

:07:12.:07:18.

think he was a bit caught out. Mark was quite early on the brakes. He

:07:18.:07:28.

went left and was not able to use mark as a reference for the braking.

:07:28.:07:32.

Sutil lock his wheels. There is Barrichello. I think he hit the

:07:32.:07:38.

back of his team mate. I think there was some contact with Rosberg

:07:38.:07:47.

as well. Maybe we will get another replay of that. Another replay. Now

:07:47.:07:53.

we will see that Jarno Trulli gets spun out in the Lotus. He has

:07:53.:08:03.
:08:03.:08:03.

pitted. This is a replay of his pit stop. The right rear puncture. So

:08:03.:08:09.

much contact. You have got these really wide turn in points and it

:08:09.:08:13.

is tempting to have a go but then they all concertina into one point

:08:13.:08:19.

on the inside of the corner. Look at the lead that Vettel has. He

:08:19.:08:24.

leads by 2.7 seconds over Button who is half a second clear of Mark

:08:24.:08:34.
:08:34.:08:49.

Webber. Sen up in to tenth place Timo Glock retiring from the Grand

:08:49.:08:57.

Prix. We have two cars out at the moment. We have the DRS available.

:08:57.:09:03.

Despite having a port straight-line speed on that Red Bull, he now has

:09:03.:09:13.
:09:13.:09:24.

the DRS are available down the back were seeing hide degradation, I

:09:24.:09:28.

would say this was Jenson looking after his tyres but we are not

:09:28.:09:33.

seeing baton these tyres. They are projecting a can get 35 laps or

:09:33.:09:43.
:09:43.:09:47.

more out of the set of tyres this afternoon. Just as we saw two weeks

:09:47.:09:52.

ago in Korea, Mark Webber struggling to get past the McLaren,

:09:52.:09:57.

even with the DRS available. I spoke Adrian Newey about that this

:09:57.:10:03.

morning. He said, that is how we run it. We like the grip of the

:10:03.:10:08.

corners. He also said he thinks the engine is a bit peaky. Button Locks

:10:08.:10:16.

his wheel. Why was he so far on the right? Webber was not that close to

:10:16.:10:26.
:10:26.:10:26.

him. Still, it is not enough with the DRS Open. Now he is in the

:10:26.:10:33.

slipstream. Jenson goes defensive. Mark also -- ought to have a chance

:10:33.:10:37.

of getting round but Jenson is having none of that. You cannot

:10:37.:10:40.

force another driver of the road that you are entitled to drive your

:10:41.:10:47.

racing line. I think there was a bit of rubbing tyres on the exit of

:10:47.:10:55.

that corner. Mark takes a decision to go on the clean site. He should

:10:55.:11:04.

have given it up at the apex. Jenson quite rightly takes his line.

:11:04.:11:09.

But he is a man under pressure. It looks like he has opened up a bit

:11:09.:11:16.

of a gap now as they come to turn 15. If Mark is going to get a pass,

:11:16.:11:22.

he will have to make it stick. Jenson will have to find his form

:11:22.:11:27.

with the balance of the car. While they are squabbling for second and

:11:27.:11:37.
:11:37.:11:37.

third place, the gap goes up to 4.2 seconds as they move into lap six.

:11:37.:11:47.

Vettel will soon be saying, come on, guys, give me a race.

:11:47.:11:52.

Jenson seems to be wanting to clean that line-up for himself. It could

:11:52.:11:58.

be something to do with the set-up of McLaren. BC the DRS and the KERS

:11:58.:12:05.

all getting used DUP. You can see the red icon on the side of the

:12:05.:12:12.

screen. He will have to get himself a lot closer when he ends that lap.

:12:12.:12:16.

McLaren has great straight-line speed. DRS will give mark another

:12:16.:12:20.

10 or 15 kilometres an hour in top speed, so I think it shows what a

:12:21.:12:25.

slippery car but McLaren is. It is the level of downforce they choose

:12:26.:12:33.

to use. In terms of the want the extra downforce in the corners. It

:12:33.:12:37.

is a balance. There are two relatively long straights in the

:12:37.:12:44.

first part of the lap and then it is all corners. And the corners the

:12:44.:12:53.

drivers laugh. -- love it. The car feels alive when you are above 100

:12:53.:12:59.

mph or with downforce. It is so precise. You can position the car.

:12:59.:13:09.
:13:09.:13:16.

That is why the guys are raving you can do it.

:13:16.:13:23.

They were referring to Bruno Senna. They probably think they race

:13:23.:13:28.

strategy is being compromised heavily. Bruno Senna made a great

:13:28.:13:34.

start. He was 40 per on the grid, he is tenth at the moment. -- 14th

:13:34.:13:44.
:13:44.:13:44.

on the grid. Vettel is cruising away at the front. A bit of

:13:44.:13:50.

oversteer on entry. That could be due to the settings he has to

:13:50.:14:00.
:14:00.:14:00.

harvest the energy for his KERS system. I think it is interesting

:14:00.:14:05.

just listening to the engineer for Jaime Alguersuari. Sometimes it

:14:05.:14:09.

sounds like they are stating the obvious, you have to pass him. He

:14:09.:14:14.

probably could have worked that one out for himself! Let's see what Ted

:14:14.:14:20.

has found out. Jenson Button has done the hard work keeping Mark

:14:20.:14:24.

Webber behind him. McLaren believe now the Red Bull tyres will start

:14:24.:14:28.

to fade and Mark Webber will not have as much of an advantage as he

:14:28.:14:35.

had earlier. Lewis Hamilton was crowded out by Felipe Massa. They

:14:35.:14:39.

feel they are quicker than the Ferrari so they will start to turn

:14:39.:14:48.

Lewis -- they will start to tell Lewis to turn it up now.

:14:48.:14:54.

The gap is 4.7. A big cloud of dust on the right hand side of the track.

:14:54.:15:04.
:15:04.:15:07.

I do not know what is going on there. I will have a look. Lewis

:15:07.:15:17.
:15:17.:15:22.

Hamilton is not really hanging on tyres. We expect them to do two

:15:22.:15:26.

stops, but Lewis after the penalties, you see Ferrari losing

:15:26.:15:32.

its back in the little bit, but this does seem strange. Hamilton

:15:32.:15:40.

did a 32.2 on the last lap, Button did a 31.8. There was nothing to

:15:40.:15:44.

suggest through free practice and qualifying that there was an offset

:15:44.:15:50.

between the McLaren drivers. Strategy could be playing a part.

:15:50.:15:55.

Fernando Alonso running fourth at the moment. Unusual to him -- for

:15:55.:16:05.
:16:05.:16:06.

him to drop spots off the grid. Vettel with a new fastest lap.

:16:06.:16:16.
:16:16.:16:21.

1:31.3. Button just about matches lead in sixth place. That was a

:16:21.:16:25.

relieved slow lap for Lewis Hamilton. Certainly not because of

:16:25.:16:30.

any traffic, he is running in clean air. Alonso is managing to keep the

:16:30.:16:35.

gap at just over a second, which is the crucial window for Massa if he

:16:35.:16:45.
:16:45.:16:51.

of the race at the first corner, we don't know how hard tyres are

:16:51.:16:57.

performing. Senna under pressure. That Toro Rosso has been mighty in

:16:57.:17:03.

a straight line. They love those long straights. Job done for

:17:03.:17:09.

Alguersuari. But Senna is coming back at him. It is very much one,

:17:09.:17:14.

at a time through here. They have been finding it hard enough to keep

:17:14.:17:21.

on the track by themselves through that section. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and

:17:21.:17:28.

then the long right hander. A unique corner that could only be

:17:28.:17:36.

the Indian Grand Prix. 12 is the left-hander, this is 13. It is a

:17:36.:17:45.

mighty chicane, effectively. We are already on lap 10. Vettel is 4.8

:17:45.:17:50.

seconds in the lead. We have a fairly static race at the moment.

:17:50.:17:55.

Let's look down the field and see who is getting the job done. Sutil

:17:55.:18:00.

remains 9th. Alguersuari went up into 10th. And now Senna under

:18:00.:18:10.
:18:10.:18:10.

pressure from Buemi. Another DRS zone. Senna has no answer to the

:18:10.:18:14.

straight-line speed of the Toro Rossos. That is such an unusual

:18:14.:18:20.

corner. You climb the hill to turn three and it is absolutely

:18:20.:18:25.

unsighted, even when you are walking, your head is at walking

:18:25.:18:31.

height, let alone when you are sitting on the ground. The first-

:18:31.:18:34.

lap incidents have been investigated and no further action

:18:34.:18:41.

will be taken. No penalties applied in this race or a grid drop for

:18:41.:18:51.
:18:51.:18:53.

Kobayashi, for example. I have no KERS. Fail 0. No KERS any more.

:18:53.:18:58.

That is to reset that system. Try to get it kicked back into the life.

:18:58.:19:02.

If that doesn't work, that will cost him about three-tenths of a

:19:02.:19:07.

second per lap, not having KERS available. Pastor Maldonado is the

:19:07.:19:12.

next man up, looking at the back of Senna. Paul di Resta coming back

:19:12.:19:17.

through the field. He has had one stop. But the inside of him is

:19:18.:19:22.

Sergio Perez, who has also stopped once. They are making their way

:19:22.:19:29.

back through the field. Petrov is in 19th place. Ted? I can tell you

:19:29.:19:34.

wide di Resta needed to do that. He has pitted to get them hard tyres

:19:34.:19:40.

out of the way. He will fight his way back through the field. He

:19:40.:19:44.

doesn't have to run the slower time any more. Di Resta had to make that

:19:44.:19:49.

move to make the strategy work. Jenson Button has just done the

:19:49.:19:56.

fastest lap of the Grand Prix. The gap remains 4.8 seconds. Vettel is

:19:56.:20:06.

just coasting at this stage. The others are coming on. We are on

:20:06.:20:12.

board with Maldonado. He is looking at the back of Bruno Senna. Senna

:20:12.:20:22.

has lost his KERS. We need to attack Senna. Use KERS, DRS. Kerr

:20:22.:20:29.

has an DRS. KERS is for 6.7 seconds per lap. You have an extra 80

:20:29.:20:35.

horsepower with no extra weight to carry. Pure power. A bit of extra

:20:35.:20:42.

drag. It is like a small family three-door hatchback, they would

:20:42.:20:47.

have 80 horsepower. You know how much metal you drag along with that.

:20:47.:20:52.

It is pure performance and a reasonable kick up the back, only

:20:52.:20:56.

available for 6.7 seconds every lap and it is reset on the start line.

:20:56.:21:02.

You can use it to attack or defend. Button does another new fastest lap

:21:02.:21:08.

on a 31.0. The gap is down to 4.5 seconds. He is dropping Webber as

:21:08.:21:13.

well. Webber was six-tenths slow on the last lap. It looks like he is

:21:13.:21:20.

dropping out of the zone. He will not get any DRS benefit now, 1.6

:21:20.:21:26.

seconds behind Button. The first nine out of the race was Kobayashi.

:21:26.:21:33.

-- first man. Tell us what happened. Someone hit me from the back. A

:21:33.:21:43.

span. Then I got a puncture. I saw some smoke from the gearbox. I had

:21:43.:21:50.

to stop the car. Somebody knocked me out of the race, I still think

:21:50.:21:54.

he could have come back on the track somewhat better than he did.

:21:54.:22:02.

That was his real problem. As we were hearing from him, we saw Perez

:22:02.:22:07.

passing di Resta and then being passed again. Bruno Senna fending

:22:07.:22:14.

off Pastor Maldonado. The gap is down to 4.2 seconds for Button. Six

:22:15.:22:20.

seconds covers the top three. 10 seconds covers the top five. That

:22:20.:22:24.

is the excellent actor and 14. Slightly blocked by that

:22:24.:22:34.
:22:34.:22:37.

advertising board. Maldonado again. Useful KERS. -- used full KERS.

:22:37.:22:43.

What would be the alternative to full KERS? He will get the full

:22:43.:22:47.

benefit, the full 6.7 seconds. There's always diminishing returns

:22:47.:22:52.

as you get further and further off the corner. You want to start

:22:52.:23:02.
:23:02.:23:10.

deploy incurs as soon as you are that extra 80 horsepower. Let's

:23:10.:23:15.

explain traction limited. These Pirelli tyres, the construction and

:23:15.:23:20.

the compound, they are very sensitive to wheel slip. You always

:23:20.:23:24.

have a differential between the rear wheel and the front wheel but

:23:24.:23:32.

you don't want to go beyond about 10% on retire slip. -- rear tyre

:23:32.:23:38.

slip. You can overheat the surface of the tyre and you lose grip. That

:23:38.:23:45.

is Maldonado. He will not be using any KERS now. That will not help.

:23:45.:23:51.

Is that on the back straight? like a service road. A lot of

:23:51.:24:00.

marshals hear from Bahrain. He is well out of the way. Not in any

:24:00.:24:06.

trouble. Technical problems for Maldonado. He was running in 13th

:24:06.:24:11.

place. That moves Heikki Kovalainen up to 14th place. It looks like the

:24:11.:24:21.
:24:21.:24:21.

rear axle. It would suggest he did not have any injured at that point.

:24:21.:24:27.

-- any engine. It sounds like he has broken the drive when he did

:24:27.:24:36.

the gearshift. Yes, gearbox. We have lost Maldonado, he makes the

:24:36.:24:43.

third retirement as Adrian Sutil and Alguersuari come through very

:24:43.:24:50.

nicely. Buemi hunting him down now as well. Toro Rosso a little bit

:24:50.:24:55.

tidy off the start, but both inside the top 10 in qualifying and now

:24:55.:25:00.

they are showing tremendous race pace. The yellow flag is waving for

:25:00.:25:07.

Maldonado's car. Three retirements. Kobayashi and Maldonado and Timo

:25:07.:25:12.

Glock. He is with Lee McKenzie. difficult day yesterday and it

:25:12.:25:18.

doesn't seem to have got any better, what happened? Unlucky. Down to

:25:18.:25:25.

turn one, I had a very good start. I saw bits flying. It looked like

:25:25.:25:28.

Kobayashi span off and came back onto the track right in front of me

:25:28.:25:33.

and I had no chance to avoid a crash. I damaged my front wing and

:25:33.:25:38.

I had to come back to the pits and change tyres. I then had a problem

:25:38.:25:44.

on the front right. Then I came back into the pits and retired.

:25:44.:25:49.

luck. Look at this for a run of times Jenson Button is putting

:25:49.:25:59.
:25:59.:26:03.

Then he spoiled it by doing a 1:30.9. Tremendous consistency from

:26:03.:26:10.

Button. Vettel slightly faster on that lap. Now 4.3 off the lead.

:26:10.:26:16.

Buemi lines up on Sutil. That should be easily done. He has got

:26:16.:26:26.
:26:26.:26:28.

so much more speed. And the use of the DRS. That gives you 68 mph. --

:26:28.:26:38.
:26:38.:26:43.

tenth where they started. This is a great little scrap. Di Resta,

:26:43.:26:49.

pariahs, Petrov. Pariahs looking like he is putting di Resta under

:26:49.:26:59.
:26:59.:27:02.

championship 0.6 times this season, but we haven't seen him in too much

:27:02.:27:12.
:27:12.:27:25.

wheel-to-wheel action. -- running, they are in the mid- to

:27:25.:27:31.

low 33s and Kovalainen doing a fantastic job in 13th, he has just

:27:32.:27:36.

done a 33.1. The Lotus has found some pace. Kovalainen is 13th at

:27:36.:27:43.

the moment. As you rightly say, lapping faster than those three.

:27:43.:27:46.

Kovalainen again, and it has been a feature of the last couple of

:27:46.:27:50.

phrases, where Lotus have had tremendous race pace, Kovalainen

:27:50.:27:56.

running a solid 13. He might be 12th after Sutil pitted. That is

:27:56.:28:06.
:28:06.:28:06.

the fight between di Resta, Perez and Petrov. Button is now 3.3 clear

:28:06.:28:16.
:28:16.:28:18.

of Webber. 31.04 Button. Mark Webber will be coming into the pits.

:28:18.:28:25.

The McLaren mechanics of down there. There is Mark Webber. End of lap 16.

:28:25.:28:30.

How close was that? The Ferrari goes down, a dusty pit lane. Only

:28:30.:28:34.

just finished the racetrack and certain elements have a lot of

:28:34.:28:40.

construction debt. The left side of the pit lane is concrete, must be

:28:40.:28:46.

something to do with if they've spilled fuel. Michael Schumacher is

:28:46.:28:53.

getting round the outside of the Ferrari. Alonso has dropped a place

:28:53.:28:57.

to Schumacher. He will be keen to get a move on and get past him. He

:28:57.:29:02.

has fresher tyres. He will be in the DRS zone. Michael has the

:29:02.:29:06.

advantage of the slipstream of the Lotus. Alonso needs to be getting

:29:06.:29:12.

on with it. Webber is clear that in front. Michael Schumacher, who has

:29:12.:29:16.

not pitted yet, is in the middle of them. Fernando Alonso needs to be

:29:16.:29:20.

getting on with that, but he seems to be ever closer to Webber than he

:29:20.:29:24.

was before that pit-stop. It has worked very well for him, except

:29:24.:29:28.

the traffic. Schumacher doesn't have to get out of the way because

:29:28.:29:33.

it is not a blue flag situation. Look at how close Schumacher was

:29:33.:29:37.

running to have Webber. It looks like they are taking a little bit

:29:37.:29:41.

of time to get them up to speed. Mark seems to have got them

:29:41.:29:46.

switched on and is opening a gap, but this is costing Alonso Dilley.

:29:46.:29:55.

Alonso will surely be passed the Mercedes any minute now. Felipe

:29:55.:30:02.

Massa hits from third place. There is that front wing. Much spoken

:30:02.:30:08.

about. They had two of the new ones that were strengthened. One of them

:30:08.:30:13.

met its match against the wall in qualifying. Felipe Massa it comes

:30:13.:30:19.

out just behind his team-mate, does he? Or just in front? So close.

:30:19.:30:24.

Still Fernando Alonso haven't made his way past Michael Schumacher. He

:30:24.:30:28.

will get the DRS down the straight. Let's see how Mercedes shapes up

:30:28.:30:38.
:30:38.:30:48.

looks like job done to me. Alonso is on his way. Now it is Felipe

:30:49.:30:54.

Massa's turned have a go at that. Nico Rosberg pitted for Mercedes-

:30:54.:31:00.

Benz. Ted has something to tell us. McLaren reacting, I wondered how

:31:00.:31:04.

long they would leave Jenson Button out because Mark Webber was doing

:31:04.:31:09.

some quick times. The answer is, they are bringing Button in.

:31:09.:31:19.
:31:19.:31:32.

Hamilton was not able to pass Massa out of the blankets around 100

:31:32.:31:41.

degrees centigrade. They tried to heat the wheels us well. There was

:31:41.:31:51.
:31:51.:31:51.

3.5 seconds for the McLaren boys to get Button on his way. Rosberg has

:31:51.:31:57.

also just pitted very nicely. Schumacher has decided he fancies a

:31:57.:32:04.

set of those tyres that Alonso just whistled past him on. Michael

:32:04.:32:08.

Schumacher pits. Once again, we have a rather clumsy pit exit.

:32:08.:32:13.

just don't get it! Why, when they design is fantastic facilities, do

:32:13.:32:18.

they come up with what looks like an afterthought of a picked out. It

:32:18.:32:24.

was the same situation in Korea. Perhaps I will have to ask Charlie

:32:24.:32:29.

Whiting. There must be some kind of Fi it a region why the pit lane has

:32:29.:32:38.

to join before the first corner. -- and FIA reason. Hamilton was

:32:38.:32:42.

struggling, it has to be said on that first set of tyres. He has now

:32:42.:32:50.

been matching our race leader. Great camera angle, there. The

:32:50.:32:56.

world champion away nicely. It did not seen super-fast but it was

:32:56.:33:05.

plenty fast enough at 3.2. Look at that, a comfortable lead. He was

:33:05.:33:10.

exactly five ahead before the pit stop. We will have a look to see

:33:10.:33:16.

how that has all transpired. Webber had just done a new fastest lap of

:33:16.:33:21.

the race. That has been pipped by Felipe Massa who is in fifth.

:33:21.:33:29.

Hamilton is in sixth. Buemi has pitted as well for Toro Rosso. We

:33:29.:33:34.

heard they might do as many as 25 laps on those tyres but this must

:33:34.:33:39.

mean they are two stopping. They could do a three-stop from there. I

:33:39.:33:44.

think the aim is to do a two-stop as long as they can on the softer

:33:44.:33:50.

tyres and then just do a short stint. We were hearing rumours that

:33:50.:33:55.

a hard tyre was so slow they would be looking to do similar to what we

:33:55.:34:00.

saw in Nurburgring and pitting one lap from the end to get those tyres

:34:00.:34:04.

on. That will not really be necessary if they are running as

:34:04.:34:13.

wide apart as we are seeing now. Fastest lap of the race. Ron sped

:34:13.:34:16.

clear their coaxing his driver long as we have often heard -- one

:34:16.:34:26.
:34:26.:34:27.

Smedley. Felipe, you are faster than anybody else, right now. The

:34:27.:34:30.

race has not quite unfolded for Lewis as I thought it might. I

:34:30.:34:39.

thought it would have more pace than that. Button got on those

:34:39.:34:45.

tyres as Schumacher goes up the inside of Bruno Senna. That is for

:34:45.:34:52.

eighth place. Senna has not pitted yet. I thought we were going to

:34:53.:34:56.

hear some radio from Ross Brawn. Paul di Resta has pitted for the

:34:56.:35:06.
:35:06.:35:07.

second time. Lewis is 15 seconds off the lead. I thought he might be

:35:07.:35:12.

all over the back of the Ferraris. He will -- he qualified in second

:35:12.:35:15.

and was out of place on the grid but has not looked that fast in the

:35:15.:35:21.

race. No, but he is getting into his rhythm now. He is matching the

:35:21.:35:31.
:35:31.:35:39.

that first set of tyres that he was not comfortable with. They have to

:35:39.:35:44.

start the race on the tyres where they set the fastest lap in

:35:44.:35:47.

qualifying. Qualifying is about extracting every last bit of

:35:47.:35:51.

performance out of those tyres. He seems much happier now on the

:35:51.:35:57.

options. He abandoned his second attempt at a lap. Those tyres have

:35:57.:36:05.

probably done an lap less and taken less abuse in that respect. Vettel

:36:05.:36:09.

has done a new fastest lap of the race that nobody else can get near

:36:09.:36:19.
:36:19.:36:21.

or at the moment. Vettel has put the hammer down. Lewis Hamilton is

:36:21.:36:26.

lapping Rubens Barrichello who we know already had to pit for a new

:36:27.:36:30.

nose after running into his team mate in the first corner. We have

:36:30.:36:37.

since lost Pastor Maldonado as well. I wonder if his gearbox issue was a

:36:37.:36:41.

problem through getting hit in the first corner. Let's try and find

:36:41.:36:46.

out. He is talking to Lee McKenzie. A pretty sudden end to your race,

:36:46.:36:56.
:36:56.:36:59.

what happened? We don't know 100 % and the need to have a look and the

:36:59.:37:06.

data will stop. 0 really disappointing moment because I was

:37:06.:37:16.
:37:16.:37:17.

going OK. Disappointing for that. Three men out of the race,

:37:17.:37:27.
:37:27.:37:46.

Maldonado, Glock and Kobayashi. 21 hanging on to Vettel. Vettel leads

:37:46.:37:52.

Button from Webber third, Alonso, Massa, Hamilton six. Then Rosberg

:37:52.:37:59.

and Schumacher in the two Mercedes. Then Senna still yet to pit in

:37:59.:38:05.

ninth. We are on board with Lewis Hamilton who is getting close now

:38:05.:38:15.
:38:15.:38:33.

very excited about those. If it was not so dirty, it would work better.

:38:33.:38:38.

Plenty of the KERS going on for Lewis. This was the section I was

:38:38.:38:45.

telling you about early on, side by side through there will not work.

:38:45.:38:49.

There is a tribute to Bob Marley on top of his crash helmet which you

:38:49.:38:54.

can see for a reason I am not aware of. He is a big fan. I just made

:38:54.:39:04.

that up! Senna has finally pitted. Karthikeyan has pitted. A local boy

:39:04.:39:14.
:39:14.:39:15.

still in the race. D'Ambrosio picks as well. Webber was fastest of the

:39:15.:39:23.

top four last time around. Look at this, Felipe Massa running wide.

:39:23.:39:32.

That is why we saw Lewis Hamilton so close to him. I would love to

:39:32.:39:35.

show you a different camera angle to that because it looks like you

:39:35.:39:40.

are heading for the sky and all of a sudden, there is a hairpin.

:39:41.:39:45.

do not actually see the corner when they start braking. They know it is

:39:45.:39:49.

there. They have driven this track over the last couple of days but

:39:49.:39:54.

you start heading uphill, hit the brakes and some time thereafter,

:39:54.:40:02.

the corner appears. McLaren are getting closer with the DRS. He has

:40:02.:40:08.

gone up the inside this time. That is interesting! The problem is he

:40:08.:40:15.

could not see him in his blind spot. He legitimately had his car

:40:15.:40:19.

positioned to be able to go to the pass but it was in that horrible

:40:19.:40:23.

area where you have a massive blind spot where you have to get your

:40:23.:40:27.

wheel alongside the sidepod of the car you are trying to overtake so

:40:27.:40:37.
:40:37.:40:49.

me go, I had the line. Massa will say, I had the racing line, I was

:40:49.:40:57.

ahead, I was entitled to turn in there. I think we saw on the

:40:57.:41:04.

graphic before that incident came together that Lewis still had some

:41:04.:41:11.

KERS left over. He was close to Massa on the previous lap so he had

:41:11.:41:17.

an extra boost of KERS and committed to it. Unfortunately, you

:41:17.:41:20.

needed another compliant racer to make that work in that situation.

:41:20.:41:25.

Massa could not just jump out of the way, what could he do they? Him

:41:25.:41:29.

if he did not turn in there, he would be on the sand and in the

:41:29.:41:32.

barriers. Lewis did not make a completely clean pass and that is

:41:32.:41:37.

why we have seen an incident. Lewis were lucky he had his car on the

:41:37.:41:42.

inside which was a fact. Massa will say you are not far enough for the

:41:43.:41:46.

corner to be yours and racing etiquette will decide the guy in

:41:46.:41:55.

front has got the line. Now Massa has gone wide Internet seven. -- in

:41:55.:42:01.

turn seven. I wonder if he has got any suspension damage. Felipe Massa

:42:01.:42:06.

is still showing up in sixth place. Here is Lewis Hamilton back on the

:42:06.:42:15.

track. It looks pretty slippery through there. Yes, they had to

:42:15.:42:22.

drop an extra gear. And that looks like a steaming Toro Rosso. That is

:42:22.:42:28.

unusual. Ferrari engine. Ferrari did have a problem with Alonso's

:42:29.:42:37.

engine on Friday practice. That is not an easy car to recover. Contact

:42:37.:42:43.

involving Hamilton and Massa is under investigation as we watch

:42:43.:42:53.
:42:53.:43:09.

them try to give the mechanics a did not give me any space. Turned

:43:09.:43:13.

in on me, did not give me any space. That would be my opinion if I was

:43:13.:43:20.

behind the wheel of that car. Massa will be said, what was he doing

:43:20.:43:25.

there? It is a fast entry to the corner. Let's get off the fence,

:43:25.:43:30.

what do you think will happen when the stewards look at that? I am

:43:30.:43:37.

sitting on the fence, Martin! I think, because of the history this

:43:37.:43:43.

season that those two guys have together, they could be a penalty

:43:43.:43:45.

applied. I think racing his racing and sometimes you have incidents

:43:45.:43:50.

and I would put that down as a racing incident. I do not think

:43:50.:43:54.

there was any malicious intent. He was trying to strategically get his

:43:54.:44:00.

car in front. What do you think? think it is very close to being a

:44:00.:44:06.

racing incident. I have a feeling he will get a drive-through for it.

:44:06.:44:11.

That is he being Lewis Hamilton. Let's hope not. Let's see if he can

:44:11.:44:16.

come back through the field. He is still in ninth place, despite that

:44:16.:44:26.
:44:26.:44:36.

nicely, well done to the marshals. They have done it under waved

:44:36.:44:43.

yellow flags. That means slow down, be prepared to stop, even. That is

:44:43.:44:47.

how serious waved yellows are. That means you must respect the marshals.

:44:48.:44:52.

They put their lives at risk. If there were no marshals, we could

:44:52.:44:58.

not go motor racing. We have to respect them. Ted has more news.

:44:58.:45:04.

have been keeping an eye on the Ferrari pit wall. They were trying

:45:04.:45:10.

to calm Felipe down. He was steaming with rage inside the

:45:10.:45:15.

cockpit. There is superficial damage to both cars that no signs

:45:15.:45:19.

of Ferrari pit in Felipe Massa at the moment. Quickly about Paul di

:45:19.:45:23.

Resta, we believe he will go to the end of the race on these tyres. He

:45:23.:45:27.

has used all of them in terms of hard and soft compound and they

:45:27.:45:37.
:45:37.:45:58.

Problem with the gearshift -- gearbox on the down shift. Never

:45:58.:46:04.

rains but it pours. Contact with Hamilton. Now potential gearshift

:46:04.:46:09.

problem. Sometimes they sort themselves out and they go on to

:46:09.:46:14.

secondary censors or do a reset. All sorts of clever pieces of

:46:14.:46:20.

electronics in the backs of these cars. This is Lewis Hamilton coming

:46:20.:46:27.

upon Ogasawarar. Lewis still have a chance of solid world championship

:46:27.:46:31.

points. That has surely taking him away from any kind of podium

:46:31.:46:37.

opportunities. Vettel does another fastest lap of the race. Matched by

:46:37.:46:42.

Jenson Button. Lewis thinking better that time of going up the

:46:42.:46:52.
:46:52.:46:58.

so it will be interesting to see whether Hamilton will be in the one

:46:58.:47:02.

second window for the DRS, but will he have enough speed? New fastest

:47:02.:47:07.

lap of the race from Fernando Alonso, where did that come from?

:47:07.:47:11.

The stewards are considering that information. We often talk about

:47:11.:47:15.

penalties and it can be getting boring, but it is like having a

:47:15.:47:20.

football or rugby match with no referee. It would just be anarchy.

:47:20.:47:27.

If you don't apply the rules, speed through the pit lane, jump through

:47:27.:47:31.

the start, as many tyres as you like. Rules are rules and they have

:47:31.:47:37.

to be applied. Otherwise it would be anarchy. The stewards are

:47:37.:47:42.

looking into that. Johnny Herbert, a former law ones when an Formula

:47:42.:47:52.
:47:52.:47:55.

One driver. -- former Le Mal winner. He fined BA wants 5,000. -- he

:47:55.:48:05.
:48:05.:48:19.

penalty. Vettel with another fastest lap of the race. Alonso

:48:19.:48:24.

just about hanging on to Webber. And now with that contact, Massa 17

:48:24.:48:30.

seconds adrift. Despite all of the carnage and action for Massa, he is

:48:30.:48:39.

still comfortably ahead of the two Mercedes. Alguersuari eighth place.

:48:39.:48:49.
:48:49.:49:02.

Paul di Resta, who is 15th and coming back. Drive-through penalty

:49:02.:49:10.

for car No. 6. That is causing a collision and that is Felipe Massa.

:49:10.:49:14.

They have penalised Massa for turning in on Hamilton. Exactly as

:49:14.:49:23.

we predicted. It is. Exactly the opposite to what we predicted!

:49:23.:49:29.

Felipe Massa has the penalty for that one. Lewis sweeps to the

:49:29.:49:33.

outside and tries to cut back underneath. He will get a much

:49:33.:49:43.
:49:43.:49:45.

better drive out of the corner. Not this time. Vettel, Button, Webber,

:49:45.:49:52.

one-two-three. By the time Massa does his drive through, it will

:49:52.:50:01.

cost him about... About 17 seconds. He will drop out around the place

:50:01.:50:09.

where Hamilton is running out. Massa has been given a penalty.

:50:09.:50:13.

What I was trying to get to his he could find himself on the same

:50:13.:50:17.

piece of tarmac as Lewis Hamilton again. We will find out shortly, he

:50:17.:50:27.
:50:27.:50:27.

is serving that penalty. No, he is a long way ahead. Felipe Massa has

:50:27.:50:35.

Barrichello around him. Hamilton gets the job done. He is up into

:50:35.:50:45.
:50:45.:50:57.

Back markers ahead. -- 1060. The next man up the road is Michael

:50:57.:51:06.

Schumacher. Schumacher or is ahead of Felipe Massa having done his

:51:06.:51:10.

drive through. That makes Massa the next man up the road in terms of

:51:10.:51:19.

position. We will see what that gap is surely. Massa is nursing a

:51:19.:51:26.

gearbox issue. Alonso is the fastest man in fourth place. 14.5

:51:26.:51:36.
:51:36.:51:46.

seconds covers the top four. Massa pits. When you do we drive through,

:51:46.:51:51.

you're not allowed to stop for tyres or repairs. It has to be a

:51:51.:52:00.

pure penalty. Now be to serve his time. -- now BT's service time.

:52:00.:52:08.

Looks like they're changing the nose as well. Much slower tyres. A

:52:08.:52:18.
:52:18.:52:27.

gone. He is out behind Perez. We watch a replay. Look at that. A

:52:27.:52:34.

famous resonating front wing. It is a new front wing, it is very

:52:34.:52:44.
:52:44.:52:52.

similar to the Red Bull front wing. all of that dust, comes across. We

:52:52.:52:58.

saw that through free practice. Hits the end of the Kirk Andy Goode

:52:58.:53:05.

catch, but tires will become impregnated with sand. -- end of

:53:05.:53:12.

the colour and a good catch. bendy front wing strikes at Ferrari.

:53:12.:53:18.

It seems that when the fuel comes off and the car gets even faster,

:53:18.:53:27.

it starts to have flexed and oscillate. Ferrari, as soon as they

:53:27.:53:31.

saw that, they knew they had to change it on safety grounds for the

:53:31.:53:38.

FIA might get involved. They would make them change the wing. The

:53:38.:53:48.
:53:48.:53:54.

women now is two races old. -- comfortable. Sebastian Vettel

:53:54.:53:57.

taking it very easy. They tell me Mark Webber doesn't have any

:53:57.:54:05.

problems. But he can't get the gap down to Button. But he has found a

:54:05.:54:08.

second also in the last couple of laps. We might see some action from

:54:08.:54:13.

Mark Webber now. He is still a couple of tenths shy of Button on

:54:13.:54:19.

that lap. But more importantly, Fernando Alonso is homing in on

:54:19.:54:24.

Mark Webber's third place. Let's talk about that Massa Hamilton

:54:24.:54:30.

thing again. The stewards get G Ps traces of previous laps, a lot of

:54:30.:54:35.

other camera angles. Far more information than you at home or we

:54:35.:54:39.

in the commentary box do. They have seen something, but I don't know

:54:40.:54:47.

what Massa could have done. I don't get it. He has got his front left

:54:47.:54:55.

suspension damage. Whether that is the hard tyres... We saw him break

:54:55.:55:00.

the suspension in qualifying when he struck a kerb. Surely that is

:55:00.:55:04.

the contact with the McLaren? didn't hit the front wheel.

:55:04.:55:13.

thought he did. Broken suspension again. It remains to be seen

:55:13.:55:21.

whether that was over the concrete secondary kerbs. They loved to

:55:21.:55:26.

square that fire extinguisher staff and mechanics hate that. -- squirt.

:55:26.:55:34.

I don't know if it was on a kerb. Or whether it was through contact.

:55:34.:55:41.

It was on a kerb. It is the push rod, the second time that has

:55:41.:55:48.

happened. It happened before on the right hand side. It is not due to

:55:48.:55:57.

contact with anybody else, it is due to hitting the kerb. You were

:55:57.:56:02.

calling it a baguette yesterday it. I hoped we would come up for --

:56:02.:56:10.

come up with a bigger name for those big Kirk's! -- better name

:56:10.:56:20.
:56:20.:56:33.

leads by over five seconds. We have yellow flags as they clear a way

:56:33.:56:40.

Felipe Massa's car. They have no answer to this boy, have they?

:56:40.:56:44.

Absolutely no answer whatsoever. Traffic wasn't being kind for

:56:44.:56:50.

Jenson. Gap is 5.2 seconds. I expect he has lost a further three-

:56:50.:56:57.

tenths in that middle sector. Jenson is the only man recently

:56:57.:57:02.

that has really been able to hold a candle to Vettel in terms of race

:57:02.:57:07.

pace. The only guy that can keep him honest, or at least keep him

:57:07.:57:17.
:57:17.:57:17.

engaged in the race. The gap is 5.8 seconds now. Rosberg is in fifth

:57:17.:57:25.

place. He has had various troubles with Hamilton and Massa. We are

:57:25.:57:30.

watching Petrov having another adventure. I asked him what his

:57:30.:57:39.

name was because I hear all sorts of pronunciations. Perez goes a

:57:39.:57:49.
:57:49.:58:01.

metre past. You can unsettle your place. 3.3... Michael, pace is very

:58:01.:58:08.

good, Nico 30.4, Michael 29.6. Massa, from suspension failure so

:58:08.:58:15.

be careful on the Orange curbs. Good, clear information for Michael

:58:15.:58:20.

Schumacher. A man we know it is one of the very best at absorbing

:58:20.:58:24.

information while driving a Grand Prix car, it is wide he has won so

:58:24.:58:34.
:58:34.:58:38.

many races and titles. -- it is and then catching the pair of them

:58:38.:58:42.

is Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton still has a great chance. He has just

:58:42.:58:46.

done a fastest first sector. A great chance of fifth place in this

:58:47.:58:56.
:58:57.:59:13.

what looked like an engine problem. We have lost four cars. High

:59:13.:59:18.

attrition rate here compared to recent races. Petrov passes

:59:18.:59:25.

Kovalainen for 12th place. Looked rather easy. We have lost Buemi,

:59:25.:59:33.

Maldonado, Timo Glock and Kuboya sheep. -- Kobayashi. Let's see what

:59:33.:59:41.

Alonso does with that left kerb. Doesn't go anywhere near. What do

:59:41.:59:46.

you want to call them? We will go with the information from Michael.

:59:46.:59:56.
:59:56.:00:05.

Orange Kirk. That is what it hears. will be Webber coming in. He was

:00:05.:00:11.

losing a lot of time. Indeed he was and it was a hard tyre. That will

:00:11.:00:21.
:00:21.:00:27.

be horrible for Mark Webber. He around the rear. Mark Webber

:00:27.:00:31.

punishing his tyres. This heart tyre, a second a lap slower and he

:00:31.:00:36.

has got to run them until the end of the race. Interestingly it

:00:36.:00:44.

looked like he sectors were not too bad on the hard tyres for Massa and

:00:44.:00:47.

this hard tie is not looking a second down so we will keep an eye

:00:47.:00:55.

on that. As the fuel loads go down, we have always seeing the Pirelli

:00:55.:01:02.

tyres performing better than expected. There is Mark Webber all

:01:02.:01:12.
:01:12.:01:25.

on his lonesome down the back place at the moment but it really

:01:25.:01:31.

depends on what kind of adventure he finds on these tyres. We saw

:01:31.:01:35.

this -- we thought this hard tyre had been pensioned off but Pirelli,

:01:36.:01:41.

because this is a totally unknown track and surface, Pirelli came and

:01:41.:01:44.

they were intentionally conservative with this tyre, as

:01:44.:01:50.

they put it. They wanted something that would hang on. There are some

:01:50.:02:00.

pretty fast corners. We have a two compound spread. The tyres which

:02:00.:02:05.

are available are hard, medium, soft and super soft. Here we have

:02:05.:02:09.

hard and soft. There is such a big difference between the performance

:02:09.:02:17.

of the tyres. And four compounds have to cope with the entire year,

:02:17.:02:25.

all the different tracks, street circuits like Monaco, the four

:02:25.:02:32.

compounds have to cover the entire race season. Vettel still leads.

:02:32.:02:41.

Mark Webber is running fourth at the moment. I think he could

:02:41.:02:47.

probably run from Delhi to Mumbai on those tyres. The projected where

:02:47.:02:56.

was not an issue. I have been following Mark's sectors. He

:02:56.:03:01.

matched Alonso in the middle sector Forster Webber has done his

:03:01.:03:08.

personal best in the first sector. The indications are being hard tyre

:03:08.:03:11.

is performing a lot better. This is valuable information for the other

:03:11.:03:18.

teams. A Alonso pits from third place. I know Ted is down bat.

:03:18.:03:25.

Ferrari had to react. They saw that the hard tyres were working and

:03:25.:03:31.

they knew that Mark Webber would be able to jump Fernando Alonso so

:03:31.:03:37.

that his belt and braces stuff with Ferrari. Plenty of racing still to

:03:37.:03:47.
:03:47.:03:59.

go.: So ahead of Webber comes out loses out. Started second, slipped

:03:59.:04:03.

to third when Button breezed past him on the first lap. Now three

:04:03.:04:10.

pit-stop strategy finds himself in fourth place. He has got his tyres

:04:10.:04:20.
:04:20.:04:23.

up to speed. Alonso finds his feet on his hard

:04:23.:04:33.
:04:33.:04:34.

tyres. Mark has got to make his move. The tyres are not cold.

:04:34.:04:41.

a figure of speech. There is a man who has kept his helmet on a long

:04:41.:04:46.

time, that is a clear sign to the media, don't bother asking me a

:04:46.:04:51.

question. That was his younger brother walking alongside him. They

:04:51.:04:55.

do look remarkably similar unless one is wearing a crash helmet, of

:04:55.:05:01.

course. Jenson Button set the fastest lap of the entire Grand

:05:01.:05:11.
:05:11.:05:22.

on Alonso's lap. Now he has gone super deep into the blind turn

:05:22.:05:26.

three. Some frustration there. Be lost time on the way in and on the

:05:26.:05:34.

way out. In fairness to mark, he must wonder what has happened this

:05:34.:05:41.

season. Statistically, if you start at the front you cannot gain many

:05:41.:05:45.

places but he has lost more places of the start of the start line than

:05:45.:05:51.

any other driver this year. He started second and the way things

:05:51.:05:57.

have worked out so far, he has gone backwards to fourth. His team mate

:05:57.:06:02.

looks seemingly invincible in the sister Red Bull car. Mark must be

:06:02.:06:06.

sitting there thinking, what do I have to did to get a break and get

:06:06.:06:16.

a win? He might have taken a little bit of pleasure seeing Alonso

:06:16.:06:24.

really taking -- fighting the Ferrari. This is the battle for

:06:24.:06:31.

third. Vettel leads by five seconds. Button fastest again on the

:06:31.:06:41.
:06:41.:07:00.

previous lap. The gap was up to 6.7 the harder tyre. The Ferrari begins

:07:00.:07:10.
:07:10.:07:12.

to disappear into the distance. We are on board with Perez. He is

:07:12.:07:22.
:07:22.:07:44.

over two kilos of fuel, cost them about the tenth. As the fuel burns

:07:44.:07:50.

off, you get the car going faster and faster. We thought going into

:07:50.:07:55.

this race that the softer tyre had a degradation of one-tenth of a

:07:55.:08:05.
:08:05.:08:05.

second so it cancels itself out. watch Barrichello passing

:08:05.:08:12.

Karthikeyan for position. Karthikeyan is now 16th. Rubens has

:08:12.:08:18.

had two pit stops, including low at having lost his nose in the first

:08:18.:08:28.
:08:28.:08:31.

Michael Schumacher is in such immense condition. He has a lot of

:08:31.:08:39.

muscle. You were studying Michael's muscles! You could not help pit.

:08:39.:08:43.

Vettel looks like a stick insect but somehow does not bother, it has

:08:43.:08:53.
:08:53.:08:53.

never been a problem for him. He rests his head because he has those

:08:53.:08:59.

big headrests. Bristly was not a muscly guy but he would not want to

:08:59.:09:05.

take a punch from in -- Bruce Lee. I have a feeling a pit stop is on

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the way and I think it is for Lewis Jenson Button? They might be being

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conservative and bringing him in but they are ready for somebody at

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McLaren. Once again, we are seeing Lewis

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really struggling. He is about a second of a lap slower than butter

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and -- than Button. He is not able to maintain the pace. He is not

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making much headway into the battle for fifth and sixth between Rosberg

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and Schumacher which I think will be a tasty battle later. Michael is

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running slightly quicker than his team mate. We will see an Inter

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team battle with the Mercedes drivers.

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Vettel leads by five seconds from Button. Vettel has just broken

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another record, it is for the most lapsed lead in a season, beating

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Nigel Mansell's 1992 record. He is desire is here. He said he will not

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be happy unless he wins the first Indian Grand Prix. If he keeps this

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pace up, we might have a race on our hands. Talking of races, it has

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not generated quite the action we expected. Here is some to savour.

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That was lapping a back marker, it was not overtaking. He is getting a

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:11:37.:11:38.

G about it. He has got Petrov catching him. Some GP2 winners and

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champions ahead of him. Just looking at a pace of Alonso, he is

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now match and the pace of Vettel and Button. I think that sends a

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message to McLaren and Red Bull that it is safe to pit for the

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harder tyres, don't be scared of them. Once again, the tyres have

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not been a problem we thought. Alonso has just done the fastest

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middle sector which is all corners, basically. That is the signal now

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for Vettel and Button to start thinking about throwing those on to

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get to the end of the Grand Prix. 15 to go. Perez catching Sutil very

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tyres. This stop is crucial for his battle with Schumacher.

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Hamilton hits for the hard tyre as which is the race leader coming

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down there? Button pits for McLaren as well. Lewis with his various

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dramas is in danger of being lapped. I think Vettel will be called in

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one. And important for him as he could not yield there. Otherwise he

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would have other traffic to pass as well. Bruno Senna is now up in to

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ninth place and driving another fine race. Ted was watching the

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stops. Yes, they must have given Hamilton some kind of code and the

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idea is to jump Michael Schumacher on this and see if it works. Bruno

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unhappy with Narain Karthikeyan but my experience is, you just need to

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concentrate on going forwards, there is no point in wasting time

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gesticulating. It will not change anything. He goes very wide on the

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entry to the pit lane there. Just as well there was a tarmac run-off

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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coming into the final time. -- gained a bit in the pit stop phase.

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It is the fourth longest straight at the end of this lap. It looks

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like it is slightly less to May. -- to me. Lewis Hamilton is behind

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Jaime Alguersuari, though Jaime Alguersuari has pitted. Michael

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Schumacher is ahead of Nico Rosberg. He has got one more stop to go.

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Crucially, he is running one second per lap faster. He was only 2.5

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behind when Nico Rosberg pitted. Yes, he has gained one second on

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that lap alone. Michael Schumacher has a great chance of maintaining

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his position ahead of Nico Rosberg. Jaime Alguersuari has come back out

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in eighth place. He should be looking good. That is Pastor

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Maldonado, one of the five retirements. Just 19 runners. It is

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quite unusual. We have seen races where we have had total completion

:16:59.:17:05.

of the race by all of the runners. I think the curbs have played a

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role. It has been a bit harder on the cards and other tracks. Jenson

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Button, 2.8 behind. He gained a lot in that pit stop phase. Adrian

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Sutil still fending off Sergio Perez. RADIO: Stay at, these times

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are good. Nico Rosberg, 29.7, last lap. That confirms that Mercedes

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are free to race each other. Michael will come out in front of

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Nico Rosberg if he retains this pace. Mark Webber went very wide.

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He had got the gap down to 1.3. He did not lose too much there. A lot

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of that of his tyres. -- lot of dirt. Michael Schumacher is running

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behind Jerome d'Ambrosio. This could be crucial. If he loses time,

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it will affect his battle with Nico Rosberg. He is 23 seconds up the

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road. The total time in the pit lane, 21 seconds. Michael

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Schumacher continues onto the pitch straight. He lost 29.4. He lost

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about one second passing Jerome d'Ambrosio. Mark Webber still

:18:43.:18:53.
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About Jenson Button, they were giving it a go, they wanted to make

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Sebastian Vettel's life as hard as possible, so they tried the

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undercut. It went OK, they gained a couple of seconds. They just wanted

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to make them work and to force Red Bull into a pit stop, and forced

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some pressure on them. That was the thinking as to when a -- as to why

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they pitted Jenson Button. Narain Karthikeyan might be very popular,

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but he does not seem popular as they try to pass him around the

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circuit. Michael Schumacher is lapping at a pace... He is taking

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the pit-lane entry. I do not know why he did not go a bit further.

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Maybe they think they have got the Rosberg is not even in the last

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corner, so he will be comfortably ahead of him. From a 2.5 second

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deficit, it looks to be for five seconds. -- four or five seconds.

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Nico Rosberg has seen his team mate emerge... It is a family show, so I

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will not say what I think he has just said! He will wonder, why was

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I pitted? Maybe he was screaming on the radio that he needed to pick.

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If that was not the case, from a strategy point of view, why was he

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brought in first? That is the question he will be asking. Michael

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gets up to speed. Nico Rosberg is closing very quickly indeed. He was

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visibly faster through there. Michael is getting used to the

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heart tyres. -- hard tyres. thing that Michael has been

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describing, he has been well outqualified by Nico Rosberg, and

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he has not been able to understand the tyres. This could be another

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example, he has not been able to extract the performance as well as

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some of the other drivers. But now he has found his feet, he should

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not be under any pressure. He was running similar times prior to the

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pit stop, and now he has track He has responded to Jenson Button

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closing. RADIO: You have got nine laps remaining, Nico Rosberg 1.5

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seconds behind, you are free to raise, but keep it clean! I love

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that! Are a reminder from the engineer, keep it clean! He is

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thinking, that is if he gets anywhere near make! Jenson Button,

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17 seconds clear of Fernando Alonso in third. Mark Webber, two seconds

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behind. Then, this battle, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg. Lewis

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Hamilton seventh, 16 seconds adrift. He has had three stops, including

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one for a new nose. Michael Schumacher stretching their legs of

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the Mercedes. Teetering a bit around the edge. He is a lot faster.

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Jaime Alguersuari, eighth. 12 seconds clear of Bruno Senna. It

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has only made one stop. He is five seconds clear of Adrian Sutil, the

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last points scorer. Sergio Perez matching Adrian Sutil for pace.

:23:43.:23:53.
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from 16th. Jerome d'Ambrosio will overtake him. Narain Karthikeyan

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will slot in ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Jarno Trulli brings up

:24:05.:24:12.

the field a 19th. Ted Kravitz? Bruno Senna is on the soft tyre. He

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has only made one stop. We do believe he has to stop again.

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will be soft, soft, and as little time as possible on a hot tyres.

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Sebastian Vettel has done the fastest lap of the race on the hot

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tyre. -- hard tyre. The cars are light, the track has Robert M. --

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rubbered in. The fastest potential will be on the rack -- on the last

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lap. I like that shot. That is the Grand Prix circuit, Forshaw.

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Nothing else looks like that. The cutaways and the angle of the

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seconds behind Sergio Perez. They came through GP to, these boys.

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Pastor Maldonado is another one. Heikki Kovalainen as well. It has

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filtered out some good grand-prix drivers of the future. Still some

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talk that Kimi Raikkonen might signed for Williams. It is not a

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fantasy, there is a chance that Kimi Raikkonen will come back and

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drive for Williams next year. Force India have also said... Adrian

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Sutil has to get away -- out of the way. Force India have decided to

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print their decision forward in the next couple of weeks. They are

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spoilt for choice, aged unsubtle, Paul di Resta, Nico Hulkenberg. --

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Adrian Sutil. You'd have got to presume that Nico Hulkenberg has

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only gone there as a reserve driver for this season, with a promise of

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racing next year. It is very likely that Adrian Sutil might be going

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elsewhere. Sebastian Vettel is collecting tokens, towards being

:26:48.:26:52.

the greatest Formula One driver of all time. B has just done another

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Sutil gets out of the way of Mark Webber. Adrian Sutil, five seconds

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but it is still 0.5 slower than the Hamilton. He might have got damage

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in the contact with Felipe Massa. We will find out. He was asking on

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the radio. He felt as if he had not got much grip. That is a perfect

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shot of the wide turn end. It would be an overtaking fast if it was

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clearer. It is impossible to defend. But because it is so dirty Tom Mapp

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may be next year they can do something about that. Third,

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Fernando Alonso, fourth, Mark Webber. A tough Grand Prix,

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physically? A Mark Webber was leaning his neck. It is the

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duration of the G-force that saps your strengths. The rest of the

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track is not too bad, but that sequence is working V-neck very

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hard. -- working the neck. It is relatively cold out there. It is

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4:30pm local time, so the sun is starting to set. The sun is

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starting to set on Mark Webber's chance of a podium. Sebastian

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Vettel his way out en front. They are 25 seconds away from him. He is

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still 0.2 quicker than Fernando Alonso, but he is running out of

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time. This is Vitaly Petrov against him. Vitaly Petrov having a look at

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11th place. You could hear the exhaust going on, energising the

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underneath of the car, giving more grip. Thankfully, that is gone next

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year. They have to exit the exhaust more. Bruno Senna has to put the

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heart tyres on. He moves out of ninth place, and that will cost him

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but behind the Sutil Perez fight. That has cost Renault some points.

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Petrov moves up into 11th. Ted has more news. Just an update on Lewis

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Hamilton. We heard him complaining about the car. The news is it has

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stabilised now. So have his lap times stabilised. I just wonder

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Maarten what do you think about Lewis's mood. It felt he turned a

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corner a little after the last race when he was well in the front by

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Jenson Button, now he has beaten -- been beaten again. Obviously he had

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the incident in the middle as well. For once, he wasn't penalised and

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the other driver was. Seventh place is not what Lewis Hamilton fancied

:31:24.:31:29.

this afternoon. Sebastian Vettel got off the grid and went straight

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into the lead. Mark Webber was passed by Jenson Button on the

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first lap. Button stopped earlier and every time he stopped he seemed

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to close the gap. On lap 24 Lewis Hamilton was trying to go up the

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inside of Felipe Massa or and they collected each other. Webber has

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now done a new fastest lap of the race as he has a final go at

:31:57.:32:07.
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Hamilton recovered from wing change. He has had ferried it will pay

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since he put the heart tyres on and advantage over Alonso and a 19.

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Over Webber for the fight for the rest of the best. They say they

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just want race victories but Sebastian Vettel will not give them

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a race victory. Ricciardo is putting on the last lap. This is

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the fight for third place between Webber and Alonso, this is the main

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story now. The DRS kicks in halfway down the straight. RADIO: You have

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the fastest lap, you are straight home now. They are trying to stop

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Vettel doing a hot lap as he comes to the line again. There are not

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too many places to pass until the end of the lap. Sebastian Vettel as

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he falls down the hill to the final corner is about to add another it

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to his collection of bragging rights. Sebastian Vettel becomes

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the first ever winner of the Indian Grand Prix. He has led the most

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laps over in a season. We look for Jenson Button, another fine second

:34:21.:34:29.

place for him, 8.5 seconds behind in the end. Vettel had it covered -

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-. Alonso beats Webber for third place and the final slot on the

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seventh car is Lewis Hamilton. Was that summer motion from Adrian you

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eat? His head was down, he was either writing something down in

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his note pad. RADIO: Fantastic, you have won the first ever Indian

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Grand Prix. Yes, boys! Yes, we did it! First Indian Grand Prix, proud

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of you. We did it. Good job, Sebastian, you lead every single

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lap. Not bad indeed, despite the

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instruction from his Engineer, he did go for fastest lap on the last

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lap and he achieved it. Schumacher ahead of Williams again by 15

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seconds. Barrichello, of course, having that new nose at the end of

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the first lap. Jarno Trulli was 19th out of 19 finishers. RADIO:

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And Lucky, mate. Pace was good up until the crash. -- unlucky, mate.

:36:30.:36:40.
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was there some a motion from Adrian? He is grinning from ear to

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ear. An incredible run of success that he has had as a designer for

:36:51.:37:01.
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Formula One. He has worked with Grand Prix, good for him.

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Karthikeyan has done a solid job this weekend. A decent effort, I

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would say. Yes, he has done a good job. To be out of the car for such

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a long time and then jumping and be expected to perform. It has been

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said that he is considered to be the fastest of the Indian drivers.

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He has done his reputation no harm at all this afternoon. Coasting

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back into parc ferme. These cars will be very carefully checked

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before they are released. It is quite a long time before they are

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allowed out of there, actually. The FIA have a raft of cheques that

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they did. Very comprehensive and impressive. They have to make sure

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that everybody is legal, decent and honest and that it is a fair

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competition. What is not a fair competition is when somebody puts

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Sebastian Vettel and the car at the moment because they cannot see

:38:49.:38:54.

which way when he has it all covered. He does not fluff the

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starts, does not make mistakes, does not repay over traffic. He

:38:58.:39:05.

does not fall off the front of his car. He is a blueprint for the

:39:05.:39:10.

young drivers, for aspiring Formula One drivers. He spends hours

:39:10.:39:16.

working with the team. He is one of the earliest to the track and one

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of the last to leave. That is not by action -- it is not by accident

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that he is achieving that high level of success. He went to see

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the Taj Mahal and rode on elephants and was absorbing India and now

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India has absorb him in terms of a thoroughly dominant performance

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again. That's what we're talking about. Not even sweating. Adrian

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Newey has won nine titles in the 21 years he has been in Formula One.

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These two men do seem to have something special. McLaren are

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second in the Constructors' Championship with that performance.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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whether it is appropriate to spray pretty handy when rate. Over a

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quarter of the races he has ever Nine World Championships in 21

:44:49.:44:55.

years his cars have won. Second place drive their Jenson Button,

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of the motor sport governing body here. I have enjoyed the event, I

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will be happy to get out of this, to box! I will be sad to leave

:45:29.:45:33.

India, it has been a last minute affair in some places, but it has

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been tremendous, all round. I am sure they will improve what they

:45:38.:45:44.

need to next year. The first Indian Grand Prix has been very enjoyable,

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and a great success. For Indian motor sport and Formula One. A

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slightly subdued champagnes brink. -- champagne sprint. They want to

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remember Marco Simoncelli and Dan Wheldon. There was an emotional

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ceremony on the grid before the start of the race. Sharing the

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spoils of glory, Sebastian Vettel. Sharing his champagne as well. It

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is Abu Dhabi next, in two weeks. For now, we will savour the sights,

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sounds and colours of India, and the podium. The champions of today,

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the three fastest drivers, and the quickest man who ever designed a

:46:39.:46:46.

Formula One car, but knowledge and the enthusiastic crowd. --

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acknowledging. Sebastian Vettel, the first winner of the Grand Prix

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of India, and well deserved. They all have been this year. He remains

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the man to beat. Today, he was the man that nobody

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could beat. It may have been last minute, but for the first minute,

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he has been the fastest man. Those are the men that helped him get

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there. It was a podium of world champions, but it was the current

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world champion standing on the top step, standing alongside the most

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successful and talented man up there, Adrian Newey. He will be

:47:31.:47:35.

delighted with that result. Formula One comes to India, and it is only

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right we explain to the local fans what Formula One is all about.

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Sebastian Vettel had the pole position, the fastest lap and the

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wind. Whether you like it or not, that is the case, he has dominated

:47:49.:47:54.

the championship. He took over from last year. Some people said he was

:47:54.:48:00.

lucky, but he made it count. This year has been remarkable. One of

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the best demonstrations of dominance. We talked about chaos.

:48:05.:48:09.

It is worth looking at the pit lane, because they decided to bring all

:48:09.:48:13.

of the crew cast down, and it is full of the marshals and all of the

:48:13.:48:20.

men who have made sure the Grand Prix could happen. They first spoke

:48:20.:48:24.

about a Formula One race here 15 years ago, and finally, the dream

:48:24.:48:30.

has become a reality. You can see what it means to people. All of the

:48:30.:48:35.

marshals are Indian, they have been trained up. Look at the grandstand

:48:35.:48:40.

behind, packed to the rafters, a great turn out, and a real sense of

:48:40.:48:45.

celebration. The real celebrations belonged to Christian Horner and

:48:45.:48:51.

Red Bull. It has been a special weekend. It has been tremendous.

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The reaction has been incredible, the enthusiasm, the amount of

:48:56.:49:03.

potential drivers on the roads! It has been a wonderful venue, it has

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been a great first Grand Prix. have not really given enough credit

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to the head of Force India, he has been banking on the drum for so

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long about bringing an Indian Grand Prix. We were not sure it would

:49:20.:49:24.

ever happen. I am sure he has a tear in the back of his eye,

:49:24.:49:29.

because this is a dream fulfilled, a fantastic event, a great

:49:29.:49:34.

foundation, and full marks to everyone responsible. He needs a

:49:34.:49:39.

fair accreditation. We have shown the people of India what Formula

:49:39.:49:44.

One is about, Sebastian Vettel. Do you think it is about time somebody

:49:44.:49:51.

gave him a race? That was quite intense on the pit wall. It looked

:49:52.:49:58.

comfortable, but with the DRS and the hard tyre, it was all about

:49:58.:50:02.

managing the gaps and getting the pit stops at the right time. He has

:50:02.:50:10.

been so good at that all year. He was inch-perfect. We have gone on

:50:10.:50:14.

with enough superlatives about him. All but like to ask, what is the

:50:14.:50:21.

matter with Mark Webber? Why is he not closer? He was on the front row,

:50:21.:50:28.

he still has not passed a car at the start of their race. That is

:50:28.:50:32.

not a great memory to finish this season with. He needs to appease

:50:32.:50:41.

game. -- he needs to up his game. He lost out around the second pit

:50:41.:50:46.

stop. It was frustrating, we could not keeping second. He dropped his

:50:46.:50:52.

place to Jenson Button, and it was impossible to keep him ahead. He is

:50:52.:50:56.

aware of that, and he will bounce back strongly in Abu Dhabi and

:50:56.:51:03.

Brazil. One of the remarks I heard, Jackie Stewart said, even Michael

:51:03.:51:08.

Schumacher could not win in a Red Bull. What did he mean? I have got

:51:08.:51:18.
:51:18.:51:18.

no idea! You had better ask him! refuses to expand on that! Before

:51:18.:51:23.

you disappear, you have enjoyed Eddie Jordan's clothes, what do you

:51:23.:51:29.

think? He has taken it to a new level. What is it? He is embracing

:51:29.:51:37.

India. I would hate to see you in this! Your legs are looking

:51:37.:51:45.

strange! This is the green of India! The shoes? Rock and roll

:51:45.:51:54.

boots. You can bid for bishop for Children In Need. -- bid for the

:51:54.:52:00.

show it. You can go and celebrate now. Celebrations for Red Bull, a

:52:00.:52:06.

fantastic result again. Again, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa

:52:06.:52:10.

coming together. They could not work out why there was a penalty

:52:10.:52:20.
:52:20.:52:28.

for Felipe Massa. Look carefully at that Lewis Hamilton is there. That

:52:28.:52:36.

is what the judges have seen. He looked over, Forshaw, he knew that

:52:37.:52:44.

Hamilton was there. He looks a few times. This penalised Lewis

:52:44.:52:50.

Hamilton. Would that have had a bearing upon the stewards'

:52:50.:53:00.
:53:00.:53:02.

decision? I do not know. They just needed to demonstrate for once,

:53:02.:53:12.
:53:12.:53:12.

Lewis Hamilton has been on the hard end orbit, -- hard end of it, but

:53:12.:53:18.

under normal circumstances, people would say it was down to Lewis

:53:18.:53:26.

Hamilton, it was his fault, but in this case, it is different, I

:53:26.:53:30.

believe that Felipe Massa knew he was there and he had no right to do

:53:30.:53:36.

that. As the celebrations continue, let's hear from Lewis Hamilton. For

:53:36.:53:40.

almost the first time, involved in an incident and not penalised

:53:40.:53:47.

himself. When you woke up this morning,

:53:47.:53:55.

seventh place was not on your radio. Give us your thoughts. There is not

:53:55.:54:03.

much to say. A disappointing day, very sorry for my team. They worked

:54:03.:54:10.

hard all weekend. They deserved a better result. Congratulations to

:54:10.:54:15.

Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, but I do not know what else to say.

:54:15.:54:19.

Tell us about the incident with Felipe Massa. He got a drive-

:54:19.:54:26.

through penalty. I do not know. We had the one minute's silence before

:54:26.:54:32.

the start of the race, and we were standing next to each other. He has

:54:32.:54:38.

not spoken to me since a long long time. I put my arm around him, and

:54:38.:54:45.

I said, could look for the race. But in the race, I tried to

:54:45.:54:49.

overtake, and I tried to come out of it, because it did not look like

:54:49.:54:55.

he would give me any space, and we collided. But again, really sorry

:54:55.:55:04.

for my team. I heard you asking about damage to the car. I had some

:55:04.:55:12.

vibrations, on all of the five -- on or off the right-hand turns. I

:55:13.:55:17.

had a very poor performance. I was pushing as hard as I could, I just

:55:17.:55:22.

did not have the pace. But the car looks fine, maybe it was just me.

:55:22.:55:27.

You were hoping for a strong weekend, what do you do now between

:55:27.:55:37.
:55:37.:55:37.

Abu Dhabi and leaving here? I fly back and I try to get my head back

:55:37.:55:44.

in the game. The Indians did a fantastic job this weekend, the

:55:44.:55:48.

track was great, and we have been treated so well, we have been

:55:48.:55:53.

treated like kings. Lewis Hamilton has been well looked

:55:53.:55:58.

after, it looks like he wants to go home. He said he will remove all of

:55:58.:56:04.

the distractions next season. He is not happy, but he cannot take full

:56:04.:56:12.

responsibility for the way his race turned out. Leave today to one side,

:56:12.:56:18.

this is a culmination of several races. There is animosity between

:56:18.:56:23.

those drivers, they are not talking to each other. I do not like to see

:56:23.:56:30.

that, particularly apt but -- when you are competing. You must not

:56:30.:56:35.

lose focus on the bond that we all have. I am disappointed to hear

:56:35.:56:45.

that is going on. For me, I have said it for some time, we saw a hug

:56:45.:56:49.

between Lewis Hamilton and his father, we need to see more of that,

:56:49.:56:53.

more passion and relationship. If he is talking about reviving what

:56:53.:56:58.

he got before, he needs to think about what was there before, and

:56:58.:57:04.

that was somebody close to him that he could confide in, talk to, to

:57:04.:57:09.

relax when he needed to relax, and be prepared to come and race to win.

:57:09.:57:13.

It is good to know that he was doing his best to make amends with

:57:13.:57:19.

Felipe Massa. It is worth having a look at what is happening, they

:57:19.:57:25.

have created a circle. We said that the important thing is to make sure

:57:25.:57:30.

that we feel a sense of India, passion, and excitement, and we

:57:30.:57:36.

have had that. This is an unbelievable Foundation, when you

:57:36.:57:40.

consider what is happening. Now we understand what cricket is like in

:57:41.:57:46.

India, it just takes over. This is a further example. If we could

:57:46.:57:51.

emulate what happens with cricket, and we got on the way to doing that,

:57:51.:57:59.

this was a great success... We need to see what the audience was like,

:57:59.:58:03.

but for a first race, I have to say, the foundation blocks are well

:58:04.:58:08.

implanted, it has been a real success. After a difficult couple

:58:08.:58:12.

of weeks, it is nice that the national flag stands for courage

:58:12.:58:18.

and sacrifice. We can see one Indian flight, but a Bahrain flight

:58:18.:58:24.

as well, because they did not have a Grand Prix this year. Plenty of

:58:24.:58:30.

the marshals have come over here to help out. Drama from start to

:58:30.:58:34.

finish, the drivers were encouraged to have fun. Let's hear from the

:58:34.:58:40.

fastest men. Pole position, you lead every lap,

:58:40.:58:43.

you set the fastest lap. Was this the most perfect winner of the

:58:43.:58:50.

season? It was a good race, I enjoyed the time in the lead very

:58:50.:58:58.

much. I had a fight with Jenson Button. He kept closing in around

:58:58.:59:04.

the pit stops. I was pushing very hard, but we seemed to lose a

:59:04.:59:10.

little bit. But it was crucial to manage the tyres, to make sure

:59:10.:59:17.

there was enough left at the end. All in all, very smooth, the car

:59:17.:59:22.

was well balanced. I felt more confident on the hard tyres at the

:59:22.:59:26.

end. A fantastic performance, thanks to the whole team and to

:59:26.:59:32.

Renault, a fantastic job so far, without any problems. Mixed

:59:32.:59:37.

emotions. On the one hand, I am very happy, the first Grand Prix in

:59:37.:59:42.

India, and I am proud to be the first winner, but on the other hand,

:59:42.:59:49.

looking back at last weekend, we lost two mates. I did not know Dan

:59:49.:59:54.

Wheldon, but it was a big name in motor sport. I got to know this

:59:54.:00:01.

year Marco Simoncelli, and our thoughts are with them. Yes, we are

:00:01.:00:07.

ready to take certain risks, but we pray that nothing happens every

:00:07.:00:11.

time. Sometimes you get reminded. That is the last thing we want to

:00:11.:00:21.

see. Mixed emotions, and our Jenson, your engineer said we can

:00:21.:00:26.

raise Vettel, but I guess it was too difficult. Yes, it was. In the

:00:26.:00:31.

last race I really struggled on the first lap, I lost a lot of places.

:00:31.:00:36.

I wanted to redeem myself here. I got a good start and we got up to

:00:36.:00:41.

second. And then it was just basically trying to hang on to

:00:41.:00:46.

Sebastien. His pace was very good, he didn't make any mistakes or top

:00:46.:00:49.

every time through the pit stops we gained a little bit, I don't know

:00:49.:00:55.

whether it was the stop itself. When I came out of the box, I felt

:00:55.:01:00.

very good and very competitive. But as soon as he got into a rhythm, I

:01:00.:01:06.

could do nothing about it. But all in all, for the team, we have done

:01:06.:01:10.

a perfect job today. We could not have done anything else. Yesterday

:01:10.:01:14.

was a disaster for me in qualifying, but we put it right here. A good

:01:14.:01:22.

race. But a tough weekend for everyone in motor sport, the last

:01:22.:01:30.

two weekends have been very, very difficult. It is very difficult,

:01:30.:01:33.

especially with Dan. I knew him from a very early age, he was the

:01:33.:01:42.

guy we always had to beat. Very sad day. We should dedicate this first

:01:42.:01:48.

Indian race to Dan and Marco. Another super talented youngster

:01:48.:01:54.

who was the most amazing guy to watch. We should dedicate this to

:01:54.:02:00.

them. Fernando, your battle was with Mark Webber, tell us about

:02:00.:02:10.
:02:10.:02:11.

your race. We didn't make the perfect start. To be starting on

:02:11.:02:20.

the clean side, I didn't get a grip we were expecting. They started

:02:20.:02:26.

better than us so we lost a couple of positions. I stayed with Mark

:02:26.:02:33.

until the second pit stop. He decided to stop and then we did two

:02:33.:02:39.

extra laps and we were able to overtake him. To get on the podium

:02:39.:02:44.

on the first race in India, to have this feeling and to taste the

:02:44.:02:52.

champagne is always nice. As these two said, mixed feelings this

:02:52.:03:02.
:03:02.:03:03.

weekend. Sad days for motor sport over the last couple of weeks. Two

:03:03.:03:10.

accidents and we are all praying for them today. Always remember

:03:10.:03:15.

these two fantastic people. have set a new record for the most

:03:15.:03:20.

laps lead in a former one season, taking over from Nigel Mansell. I

:03:20.:03:24.

bet you don't want this year to end. I don't mind. The car is fantastic,

:03:25.:03:29.

the team is enjoying it and we are on the run. Since the beginning of

:03:29.:03:35.

the season. We enjoy every race. The great thing is, you walk in the

:03:35.:03:39.

garage in the morning and you see the guys, they are flat out, they

:03:39.:03:45.

are pushing very hard. There's no sign of getting lazy and not paying

:03:45.:03:50.

attention to detail. It is really enjoyable to see that, knowing we

:03:50.:03:54.

have already achieved a lot this year, but we are still hungry. We

:03:54.:03:59.

are not lacking motivation at any stage. People come back with

:03:59.:04:03.

questions, but we seem to give the right answers. I love what I do. We

:04:03.:04:10.

all do. We don't want this season to end. After all the excitement on

:04:10.:04:14.

the circuit, and understandably sombre press conference. The best

:04:14.:04:17.

way to remember Marco Simoncelli and Dan Wheldon was for those guys

:04:17.:04:21.

to go out and do what they do to the best of their ability. I think

:04:21.:04:27.

they said everything. It was done with such sincerity. And feeling.

:04:27.:04:33.

It doesn't need any more from me. We all thought about these guys

:04:33.:04:36.

today and we know the sacrifice these drivers are taking every week

:04:36.:04:40.

in all different sports, not just in Formula One, throughout the

:04:40.:04:44.

world, whether it is karting or grass track racing or biking. Motor

:04:44.:04:48.

racing is dangerous, it will never not be dangerous, but these are

:04:48.:04:52.

dark days when we see what we have seen in the last couple of weeks

:04:52.:04:57.

and we are just very happy for the one, thankfully, the legislators

:04:57.:05:01.

and organisers make sure the cars are absolutely in the safest way

:05:01.:05:05.

possible. After spending time in such a corporate sport that is

:05:05.:05:09.

constantly moving at an incredible rate of knots, it is worth pointing

:05:09.:05:15.

out that the atmosphere has been very reflective. We remembered them

:05:15.:05:18.

here by putting on as memorable a Grand Prix as possible and this is

:05:18.:05:21.

Grand Prix as possible and this is how the race finished. Sebastian

:05:21.:05:27.

Vettel picking up yet another victory. He set new records. Jenson

:05:27.:05:32.

Button was the only man to really raised him regularly this season.

:05:32.:05:42.
:05:42.:06:13.

Alonso also manages to finish Cannery cobia she has not picked up

:06:13.:06:18.

points in the last eight races - Kobayashi. Not good enough for him.

:06:18.:06:28.
:06:28.:06:50.

Fresh from the garage with a few thousand fans hanging around behind

:06:50.:06:56.

him and some grid girls as well, who are very excited to see Narain

:06:56.:07:02.

Karthikeyan. A very special afternoon. Explain your emotions.

:07:02.:07:06.

It was hard to finish the race and I finished the race and I was

:07:06.:07:14.

running comfortably and beat my team-mate. I made a very good start.

:07:14.:07:22.

I had to finish. Today probably was the start of something big in India.

:07:22.:07:26.

Because of the fact we have had the race. How do you think it will help

:07:26.:07:30.

you commercially to bring the necessary sponsorship to get you a

:07:30.:07:34.

really good drive next year? gave me my first drive in 2001, my

:07:34.:07:39.

first test in a Jordan. Since then it has been building up and I made

:07:39.:07:44.

my debut in 2005 and then Force India came in at this Grand Prix. A

:07:44.:07:50.

lot of corporate support. As you saw, a big crowd as well. A big

:07:50.:07:55.

success for us. Motor Sport in general is on a high at the moment

:07:55.:07:59.

in India. Yet more evidence that just about every driver in Formula

:07:59.:08:03.

One has driven with Eddie! Let's talk about India and motor racing

:08:03.:08:09.

in general. How important is it that Formula One comes here and

:08:09.:08:13.

give something back to the country as well as turning up and then

:08:13.:08:18.

proceed with these beautiful cars and lovely circuit? All of our

:08:18.:08:22.

neighbours, China, Malaysia, Singapore, we are competing with

:08:22.:08:27.

them in the economy and other things. Having a high-profile event

:08:27.:08:32.

like this gives us a boost, which is very important these days.

:08:32.:08:37.

There's a lot of disparity, but we are a country of a billion

:08:37.:08:42.

passionate people and we are very, very happy with what we have. It is

:08:42.:08:44.

fantastic for Formula One to come here and for India to host this

:08:45.:08:49.

event. Have you spoken to your boss? What have you said to him?

:08:49.:08:53.

You look very strong, give me a seat, is that what you have basked

:08:53.:09:02.

in? It is an option. The Indians are on a buying spree of Formula

:09:02.:09:09.

One teams, so we will see what happens! I sold Julie! I think so.

:09:09.:09:14.

We are going to have a look at the start of the race. We will see how

:09:14.:09:16.

start of the race. We will see how you kept out of trouble. It started

:09:16.:09:21.

happening around you at the back. Sebastian Vettel's aim was to get

:09:21.:09:26.

away cleanly, in the lead, and he managed to do just that. We heard

:09:26.:09:29.

Mark Webber saying he thought he had a good chance to get into the

:09:29.:09:34.

lead, but he didn't do it. Vettel absolutely out of sight. What is

:09:34.:09:44.
:09:44.:09:44.

going on at the back? One of the green Lotus's hit him and I hit him.

:09:44.:09:53.

I was lucky to get away with only a little bit of damage. The car was a

:09:53.:09:58.

bit strange, but it was OK. This circuit has been designed to tempt

:09:58.:10:02.

people into overtaking. Jenson Button had a go at Mark Webber and

:10:03.:10:07.

snatched second place. Has that been one of the successes,

:10:07.:10:14.

encouraging the drivers to have a go? Yes. Both the braking areas and

:10:14.:10:17.

the hairpins... Even if you are a bit outside, you can take different

:10:17.:10:22.

lines and get away with it. It is not like other circuits. We are

:10:22.:10:25.

surrounded by autograph hunters are we will let you enjoy those, thank

:10:25.:10:30.

you. We will go on board with Fernando Alonso. It looked like he

:10:30.:10:34.

had got the perfect start, but it wasn't to be. Losing the rear end

:10:34.:10:37.

and we talked about the lack of grip on this circuit and it cost

:10:37.:10:44.

him. He made the cardinal error, he went too wide on the first corner.

:10:44.:10:47.

That entices everybody to come on the inside where they have the grip

:10:47.:10:53.

and they don't have any other problems. Jenson was right there.

:10:53.:10:57.

How many times have we seen Jenson take opportunities like this? It is

:10:57.:11:02.

fabulous. We are on board with Jenson. You can see the start made

:11:02.:11:06.

by Alonso. He loses his grip and Jenson goes down the inside. A

:11:07.:11:14.

superb move from Jenson. Jenson made that move on Mark Webber. Talk

:11:14.:11:19.

us through this move by Jenson. Let's be honest, the Mercedes

:11:19.:11:23.

engine, in my opinion, has the legs of most of the engines in Formula

:11:24.:11:33.

One, and it certainly has the legs of Renault in a situation like this.

:11:33.:11:38.

It was like a catapult. What Jenson witnessed was something magic,

:11:38.:11:42.

something you can never quite explained. You get out of the draft

:11:42.:11:47.

and you still have enough power to put you in front. It is a magic

:11:47.:11:50.

situation. We know it was a difficult afternoon for Lewis

:11:50.:11:58.

Hamilton. His Bob Marley reggae helmet. Be difficult weekend all-

:11:58.:12:02.

round and stolen at the start. think he is probably saying to

:12:02.:12:06.

himself, get me to the end of Brazil as quickly as possible. Get

:12:06.:12:12.

me out of here, let my life start again. I have just had enough.

:12:12.:12:16.

Everything I do, every door I open seems to be full of problems. He is

:12:16.:12:21.

saying to himself, sorry, he is apologising to the team, he can't

:12:21.:12:26.

do enough, but everything he does seems to turn out badly. Lewis

:12:26.:12:31.

Hamilton not deserving the race he had today. Let's watch Pastor

:12:31.:12:40.

Maldonado. This is in the thick of the action. He got hit by his team-

:12:40.:12:47.

mate. Maldonado in the end having to retire. Pastor Maldonado is

:12:47.:12:53.

suffering the worst driver -- season of and the Williams driver.

:12:53.:13:00.

Will he still be in Formula One next year? If he is, he will a lot

:13:00.:13:05.

to his commercial nous. What he brings to the team is a very

:13:05.:13:09.

significant budget from Venezuela. I think he has performed quite well.

:13:09.:13:14.

I don't know what the situation is with Raikkonen. The possibility of

:13:14.:13:18.

Adrian Sutil going there if he is not retained by Force India. A lot

:13:18.:13:24.

to play for at Williams. I am not sure how it will unfold. Pastor

:13:24.:13:29.

Maldonado, only one point to his name all season. Sergio Perez

:13:29.:13:34.

managed to pick up. Today ft up a very difficult last few races for

:13:34.:13:42.

Sauber. Fife Toro Rosso are starting to show great pace. They

:13:42.:13:46.

need Perez and Kobayashi to start to impress. I am hugely impressed

:13:46.:13:53.

with Perez for top you go out and say to him, our strategy will be to

:13:53.:13:59.

stop less, you will have to put up with the Tigers. Let's go with them.

:13:59.:14:07.

He does it every single time. Today He does it every single time. Today

:14:07.:14:10.

he nicked a point. He has given some impetus to the Sauber team. In

:14:10.:14:14.

my opinion in recent races, they have not been close enough to the

:14:14.:14:19.

action. They are in desperate trouble to keep Toro Rosso behind

:14:19.:14:24.

them. I don't see it happening, I think Toro Rosso have the wind in

:14:24.:14:28.

their sails. Toro Rosso fighting hard. Another man fighting hard is

:14:28.:14:33.

Michael Schumacher. He is his -- he is enjoying his battle with Nico

:14:33.:14:43.
:14:43.:14:46.

Another strong race, fifth place. It just worked out perfectly to

:14:46.:14:52.

plan. My plan was not use any KERS in the first couple of corners and

:14:52.:14:56.

save it for the long straight. It worked out perfectly well in the

:14:56.:15:03.

important moments. I planned my race carefully. There was no need

:15:03.:15:09.

to run to close to Nico and destroyed tyres. I drove my pace

:15:09.:15:13.

that I knew my tyres could handle for the long distance and it worked

:15:13.:15:19.

out nicely. They also have to say, the guys I am working with, we have

:15:19.:15:23.

a lot of experience together and it was nice to sort out the car for

:15:23.:15:28.

the race and have a great battle. It was nice that you got the nod as

:15:28.:15:35.

well and you were able... You held your position. Normally the guys

:15:35.:15:38.

who pit first have the advantage because they can take fresher tyres

:15:38.:15:42.

earlier. Here it was slightly different in as far as I had my

:15:42.:15:47.

tyres in such good shape, even by the end, that I was able to close

:15:47.:15:52.

the gap. That is not normally the case. I don't think it was a

:15:52.:15:55.

strategy advantage, it was just managing and setting up the car to

:15:55.:16:00.

the right spot. Leaving India, do you have positive things to say

:16:00.:16:04.

about this first Indian Grand Prix? I have a big compliment to make. If

:16:05.:16:08.

you imagine these guys do the job for the first time, I am sure

:16:08.:16:12.

things have been difficult but it worked out perfectly fine. The

:16:13.:16:17.

circuit is fantastic, a good spectacle for overtaking, a good

:16:17.:16:22.

challenge to drive. Organised very much in order and has to be

:16:22.:16:32.

He finished fifth, five point between him and Nico Rosberg. He

:16:32.:16:37.

has told everybody that he does not care if he finishes ahead of his

:16:37.:16:43.

team-mate. Do you believe that? for an iota. This is the most

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competitive man on the planet. Should we believe such nonsense? He

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wants to beat Nico Rosberg and everybody else like there is no

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tomorrow. He is driven, pardon the pun, and he wants to beat everyone.

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Paul di Resta has shown more than an iota of quality and talent this

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season. This is him overtaking a virgin car. Things have slightly

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fallen away, we believe he is going to be retained by the team next

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season, with Nico Hulkenberg. Let's Just some of pure race.

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underestimated the tyre wear. We went for an aggressive start on the

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hard tyres. We were hoping for a safety car. It was a big risk. But

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it was worth taking, because if it had worked out, we would have

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gained a pit stop. Unfortunately, it did not happen. The other people

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around us could do two stops. Their tyre where was better. But when we

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were on the track, we were reasonably quick. You made your two

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stops pretty quickly, and you could not have stayed out? We did not

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have the tyre wear. Maybe the last two sets worked better. But we

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would never have made it to the end on the middle set. It is a big

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weekend for Force India, lots of media attention, a Scottish man

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giving Indians lots to smile about. I think the Grand Prix has been

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successful, but not for me. But Adrian BOP ninth place, and two

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points. That is fallible for the Constructors' Championship. -- that

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is valuable. He will be back in the points,

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hopefully, when we had to Abu Dhabi. -- when we head to Abu Dhabi. What

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do you think? For Jenson Button, a fantastic race, assertive,

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aggressive at the start, he got up to second place, a fantastic

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defence, with Mark Webber behind him, he looked after the tyres, he

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did not put a foot wrong. We were not quick enough to catch Sebastian

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Vettel, but a great result. A great race. For Lewis Hamilton,

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disappointing. He and Felipe Massa are magnetic! I do not have to have

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the debate, the stewards have made a clear decision, but that had

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Lewis Hamilton, and his strategy had to be changed, and his car was

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damaged, so he had the discipline to print the points that secured

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second place in the ditch at this championship. -- in the

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Constructors' Championship. overview of the race? It was OK. It

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did not quite deliver, for a number of reasons. They have got to bring

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the high-pressure washers to clean... There were some unique

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features that could not be used because it was so dusty. But you

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have to take India for what it is. They put on a good show. Next year,

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it will be better, but it was not a classic race. Eddie Jordan has been

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crystal-clear, he believes that Felipe Massa looks in his mirror

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before making the move. Perhaps you could talk us through your

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emotions? I could not tell you what my emotions were, live on TV! The

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stewards made a decision, it is a shame, they seem to be magnetic,

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but he turned in, and he knew he was there. Lewis Hamilton did not

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have a chance. Others will try to interpret it differently. We all

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think it is quite clear. We need to talk about Lewis Hamilton, his

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manager has evaporated. -- his motivation. What do you do?

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last race, pole position, then he had an impaired car. He defended

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brilliantly. That was a great race. He came here, he was second on the

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podium. He had a penalty, so actually, it has been unfortunate.

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He can do a better job, he is a great driver. We have got to give

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him the opportunity. He can now demonstrate to everybody that he is

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a great driver. Perhaps you would like to analyse the most dramatic

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moment. You are talking about the incident? The reaction of Rowan

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Atkinson! He merely said a bad word! Very nearly! He loves his

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motor-racing! He certainly does! Now, proper analysis. Let's look at

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the incident between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa. Have you noticed

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a pattern emerging? There is clearly bad blood between them. A

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number of incidents. I had something like this in 1992. We

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just happened to be the same speed on all of the tracks for the whole

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year. You are always fighting for the same piece of.... Sometimes,

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they yield, other times, they do not. Of course, Felipe Massa was

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looking at in his mirror, because he needed to judge where the other

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car was. You have got to take a view on whether you can turn in or

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not. It depends which camera angle you look. That was Singapore, Lewis

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Hamilton underestimated the length of his car. It is six of one, half

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a dozen of the other, between these two. They are half-hearted moves

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which result in them slipping off. This is Japan, Lewis Hamilton did

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not know he was there. Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other. It has

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been unfortunate, if you focus on today, Felipe Massa was judged by

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the stewards, and we accept that. But let's talk about something

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positive. Jenson Button is doing a fantastic job. He is giving Lewis

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Hamilton a hard time. Lots of people did not expect that, but

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Jenson Button is not putting a foot wrong, he is driving brilliantly,

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and he is now in a strong position. He has not secured second in the

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championship, but had the day he will do. Do you think signing him

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on a long deal has helped him consolidate? I would like to claim

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that, but he is such a focused individual, he is doing a great job,

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and he fits well with the team, he works well in the organisation.

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Hopefully, he will continue, and we have got another three exciting

:24:47.:24:53.

years with him. A final congratulations, today you have

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confirmed second place in the Constructors' Championship.

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Compared to Red Bull, that is not a bad place to be. It is not what we

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wanted. But nonetheless, we have done it, now we continue. We are

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putting in our efforts to improve next year's car. I am sure you will

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bring development parts for the next couple of races. Just to let

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you know, if you have just got out But you can press the red button

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and join us for all of this. Am I in the way?! You are bouncing

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away! Moaning and groaning and mumbling about the music! This is

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how they celebrate at Red Bull. Just about the only negative is

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another win for Red Bull, which means more loud music in the pit

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lane, but please do pressed the red button at the end of the show and

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join us on the Formula One Forum. However, we are also doing our bit

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for Children In Need. Eddie Jordan, please announce what you are

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donating. I would be pleased to do so. It started as a joke, but this

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garment will be signed by everybody associated with the programme today,

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and we will put it on eBay, to make sure we raise as much money as

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possible for the Children In Need. They need the money, you can have

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this. We are getting rid of David Coulthard's white jeans. Would you

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like to bid for those?! I have got my notes from the start of

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qualifying, the start of the race, the running order for the shows,

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and the statistics document that we used to pretend we know what we are

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talking about. And I will give away a signed script, which only takes

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two minutes to write! We would love you to get involved. Please help us,

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go on the website. We are now going to disappear to the F1 forum.

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Plenty of questions, we would love you to join us. What a first Indian

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Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel stayed out at the front for the whole of

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the Grand Prix. He drove the kind of the race we have seen from him

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Presenter Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. The Buddh International Circuit, near New Delhi, finally hosts a Grand Prix after more than a decade of planning to bring Formula 1 to the subcontinent. The race could be a victory parade for Sebastian Vettel, who has been dominant in his pursuit of becoming the youngest double world champion in Formula 1 history. Team-mate Mark Webber will be out to curtail Vettel's celebrations, along with former world champions Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.


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