articles by Kunal Shah

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I’m ready for Formula 1, look forward to proving myself in Formula 2, says Jehan Daruvala

Considered India’s best hope to have a driver race in Formula 1 in this decade, Jehan Daruvala would be racing in Formula 2 with Carlin in the upcoming season.

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Jehan Daruvala interview: ‘I should have a good shout for an F1 seat in 2022,’ says first Indian driver to win F2 race

In this exclusive interview, Jehan digs deeper into his season, discusses the new F2 format and the infamous radio message exchanged with his race engineer in the race at Silverstone.

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Peter Sauber interview: Sauber's architect on early beginnings, foray into F1, Kimi Raikkonen as team celebrates 50 years in motorsport

This is a year of milestones - as Formula 1 celebrates 70 years in 2020, Sauber too celebrates 50 years in Motorsport. Alfa Romeo, the flagship brand under which Sauber Motorsport currently competes in Formula 1, celebrates 110 years of existence.

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Formula 1: Reliability will be key for teams, drivers this season, says Racing Point Chief Technical Officer Andrew Green

Earlier this week, the Racing Point F1 Team became the first team to ‘test’ the 2020 version of their Formula 1 car since the pre-season tests held in February. Yes, Racing Point’s test was a filming day test and hence limited to only 100 kilometres but this test was more about preparing to race under the new safety regulations rather than putting miles on their car.

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Jehan Daruvala interview: 'Red Bull Junior team association a big opportunity in aim to get to Formula 1'

In a freewheeling chat for Firstpost, Jehan Daruvala discusses his preparations for Formula 2, excitement about the Red Bull association, targets for 2020 and more.

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Formula E 2019-20: After promising debut, Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein seeks consistency in new season

In Wehrlein, Mahindra Racing definitely have the talent to keep the competition at bay, and hopefully, they will give him a car that can do exactly that. In this exclusive interview, the Mahindra Racing driver talks about the team, his preparations for the upcoming season and if Formula 1 and Formula E can be compared at all.

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Formula E 2019-20: Mahindra Racing's Jerome d’Ambrosio looks for sustained intensity in upcoming season

In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Jerome d’Ambrosio explains his and Mahindra Racing’s prospects for the 2019-20 Formula E season and more.

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Formula E 2019-20: Neel Jani talks preparations for Porsche's anticipated championship debut

Jani’s most-successful finishes in the World Endurance Championships were with Porsche from 2014 to 2016, where they won Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships.

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Arjun Maini interview: Indian driver speaks on 'special' 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, preparations for gruelling endurance race

This qualifying of the Le Mans 24 Hour put Arjun Maini and his team in a challenging position for the race, but they still managed to put their best foot forward

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Below-par Formula 3 Championship notwithstanding, India's Jehan Daruvala gunning for top-three finish in upcoming season

Given the Formula 3 series’ profile, some of the best racing talents aiming for a career in Formula 1 will be competing alongside Jehan in 2019. In pre-season testing, Jehan has registered competitive lap-times and considerable mileage.

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Kush Maini interview: Indian racer on driving in Renault Eurocup, learning from brother Arjun Maini's career and more

The motorsport ladder is complicated and ever-evolving, but both Maini brothers are making smart decisions while keeping their focus on Formula 1

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Arjun Maini interview: Indian racing ace on decision to switch to endurance racing, road ahead to Formula One and more

In an exclusive interview, Arjun Maini speaks about his decision to switch to endurance racing, his plans to race in Formula One and more.

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Down memory lane: VR Naren Kumar, India's most successful rally driver, talks about good old days of sport in India

Firstpost had the opportunity to chat exclusively with Naren on the heydays of rallying in India, his illustrious career, how the sport of rallying has evolved and of course, the impact of technology on motorsport and more

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Force India's Formula One journey in 8 short tales: From awful first season to memorable race at home in 2011

Understandably, Indian Formula 1 fans are disappointed, but I believe it is time to celebrate the successful decade (2008-2018) Force India had in the world of Formula 1. Here are some highlights of the team, on and off track.

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Jehan Daruvala interview: Force India recruit not chasing Formula 1 break, ready to bide time at Formula 3

Calm, composed and realistic Jehan Daruvala is not chasing Formula 1 yet, aiming instead to ace the Formula 3 Championship.

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Esteban Ocon interview: Force India's rising star on rivalry with Sergio Perez, plans to improve performance and more

Ocon already holds a unique all-time record in Formula 1 - the driver with the longest streak of race finishes from debut. His record stands at 27 Grands Prix.

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Sergio Perez interview: Force India driver on association with Formula 1 team, expectations for 2018 and more

For Perez's career, the 2018 Formula 1 season could be a make or break one. Even before the start of the season, there is already speculation that a cockpit could be available at Ferrari and Mercedes come 2019.

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Vijay Mallya exclusive interview: I take special satisfaction when Force India are called ‘bang for buck world champions'

In an exclusive interview, Vijay Mallya talks about Force India’s progress over the last 10 years, future goals and the possibility of an Indian Formula 1 driver.

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Mika Hakkinen interview: Have great respect for Lewis Hamilton’s physical and psychological power

Between his hot laps for the Indian fans in the Caparo Turbo race car and desire to eat spicy food, Mika Hakkinen settled down with Firstpost for a candid, no-holds-barred chat.

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Formula 1 podcast: Will Mclaren publicly support Lewis Hamilton in his title battle against Sebastian Vettel?

Red Bull Racing has publicly supported Sebastian Vettel in his title battle against Lewis Hamilton. Will Mclaren come out in support of Lewis Hamilton too? Listen to Inside Line F1 Podcast to know