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F1: Vettil No.1 – Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2009

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vettelApril 19 2009, Shangai, China: The long wait is finally over for Red Bull Racing. After four years and 75 Grands Prix in the pinnacle of motor sport, the England-based outfit scored their maiden victory at the rain-soaked Chinese GP on Sunday. Pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel of Germany led Red Bull to a sizzling triumph at the waterlogged Shanghai International Circuit. Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber made it a 1-2 finish for the Austrian energy drink backed team thus ending the domination of early-season sensation Brawn GP. (more…)

Test Cricket: Wisden Test XI for 2008 April 9, 2009

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If the world wasn’t surprised by India making inroads into the test arena, The latest announcement of the Wisden test XI brings in more surprises. Five Indians make it to the list of 11 test cricketers in the WISDEN TEST XI FOR 2008. When i read the news story in the news papers this morning, I was happy to see the inclusion of five Indians but had to raise a few eyebrows about the selection of few other players. Taking a look at the team for the second time makes me realize that the selection is based on the batting order in which they line up. Each one of them has been the best in the world throughout the year 2008 for their respective teams.. Read on as we discuss the team and the players.. (more…)

F1: Race 2 : It’s Button Again April 7, 2009

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April 5, 2009 Sunday: Britain’s Jenson But-ton splashed to victory in a chaotic, rain-shortened Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday for his second triumph in two races for the new Brawn GP team. Half points were awarded for only the fifth time in Formula One history because only 32 of the scheduled 56 laps had been completed before a torrential downpour turned the track into a lake. With thunderclaps and lightning streaking across the darkened Sepang skies, making driving conditions impossible even behind the safety car, the race was red-flagged and then abandoned. Button, who had again started from pole position after a Brawn one-two in the Australian season-opener last weekend, was leading behind the safety car when officials signalled the halt. (more…)