Friday 19 December 2014
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 193 Out Now View Issue 193 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


Sport - The Asian Today

Updated: 11:04, Tuesday May 8, 2012
        Sport Feed
Are these youngsters the future of Sahara Force India?
Academy Drivers take first steps towards Formula 1
 
The Sahara Force India F1 Team Academy stepped up a gear this month as the team’s three young Indian racers, Arjun Maini, Tarun Reddy and Jehan Daruvala began their European karting careers.
The three youngsters are competing in the British Super One Championship, Britain’s premier kart championship incorporating the KF3 Class MSA British Championships for juniors.
KF3 is an international CIK class using a medium power 125cc water-cooled engine with an electric self-starter and centrifugal clutch. With a standard chassis, single rear brake and bodywork, the karts are capable of producing speeds of up to 115km/h.
It’s the ideal proving ground for aspiring racers and has helped produce numerous Formula One stars, including current Sahara Force India racer, Paul Di Resta.
Arjun, Tarun and Jehan’s 2012 KF3 Academy programme will be managed on behalf of Sahara Force India by Ricky Flynn with karts painted in the familiar colours of the Indian flag.
They will have legendary kart champion, Terry Fullerton, as their mentor and driver coach, while Louis Di Resta, father of Paul, will help coordinate the project. Together they bring vast knowledge and experience of karting at the highest level.
As the winners of the One From A Billion hunt, Arjun, Tarun and Jehan all carry high expectations on their shoulders.
The Academy initiative was designed to identify and nurture young Indian talent to prepare them for careers as future Formula One drivers.
Having impressed the judges with their driving ability, fitness levels and media skills, the three teenagers now have the chance to race in one of the most competitive karting championships in Europe.
Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India said: “Last year we started the search across India and identified three extremely quick and hungry youngsters who now have a great opportunity ahead of them.
"With a comprehensive development programme mapped out, the Sahara Force India F1 Team Academy will continue to nurture their talent as they take the first steps on a journey that will hopefully lead to Formula One. I will watch their progress with great anticipation.”
 Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India race driver believes the trio have the potential to go all the way.
“I was one of the judges during the team’s talent hunt last year and saw the kids through every stage of the competition," he said.
"All three have impressed me with their speed and commitment, so I think they have the potential to go a long way. I started out in karting when I was seven years old and I believe it is the best preparation for a career in single-seaters.
The UK is well known for having some of the best karting championships around so it’s an ideal proving ground for the boys.”
The first round of the season took place at PF International Circuit near Grantham in Lincolnshire last month.
In mixed weather conditions the boys were unable to break into the top ten of the final, but gained valuable experience of racing in the wet – their first race in such conditions. The boys will look to deliver a more competitive showing in the remaining six rounds of the series, starting at Whilton Mill Circuit near Daventry, UK, on 12th of May.

Comments

Latest Stories

Pakistan V New Zealand Going Ahead
Proceeds will go to families of murdered children in Peshawar
Ten Up For British Asian Rugby Association
Celebrations Commence With House of Commons Visit
Khan Dominates Alexander
British fighter takes masterful points win against American
Headlining the MGM Grand Garden
Khan Ready and Ripped to Go
Afridi Helps Pakistan Beat New Zealand in First ODI
Go 1-0 Up in Series
Pakistan Announce Preliminary World Cup Squad
Includes Suspended Mohammad Hafeez
Raj Gets His Goal
Winner of SFAAFS Talks Exclusively to The Asian Today
Death of Phillip Hughes
25-year-old Australian cricketer tragically dies from head injury
Palace in India
Premier League Side Hunt for New Star
Moeen Ali Joins British Asian Trust
Becomes Livelihood Campaign Ambassador

More Sport From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - Studio will either develop a show for her or cast her in existing show
18/12/2014
Priyanka Chopra Signs US TV Deal
Bollywood bombshell Priyanka Chopra is set to join the ranks of Indian actors making the...
Asian Entertainment - Sampad South Asian Arts and British Council India Launch a New Anthology
17/12/2014
'Inspired by my Museum'
Birmingham-based organisation Sampad South Asian Arts and British Council India are pro...
Asian Entertainment - Bipasha Basu's latest horror film first to hit four million views on YouTube
17/12/2014
Four Million Hits For Chiller "Alone"
Bipasha Basu may well have acted in a number of horror films in her Bollywood acting c...
Asian Entertainment - Actor honoured in International Film Festival of Prayag
17/12/2014
Lifetime Achievement Award For Om Puri
The International Film Festival of Prayag, Allahabad, have announced that they will hono...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Multitalented Dancing Duo Talk to The Asian Today
19/12/2014
SonAash
After their recent win at the Asian Wedding Awards, Bollywood ,kathak and bharathnatyam ...
Asian Interviews - Author and Businessman Talks About His Journey
05/12/2014
Amit Kainth
Amit Kainth is a highly successful young entrepreneur, Asian business man and Author who...
Asian Interviews - Emerging Artist Talks to The Asian Today
05/12/2014
Anand B
Jeeti Productions have unveiled their latest new artist, Anand B. 21-year-old Anand rele...
Asian Interviews - Bollywood hunk Ajay Devgn is returning to UK cinemas with Action Jackson
04/12/2014
Ajay Devgan
Action Jackson is Prabhu Deva’s new family entertainer featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonak...

News

Asian News - Winners of Best Newspaper
25/12/2014
The Asian Today
The Asian Today - promoting education, diversity and integration. ...
Asian News - Vigil’s Across UK Show Solidarity with Pakistan
18/12/2014
“We Stand by Peshawar”
72 hours after the heartbreaking scenes unfolded in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, pe...
Asian News - Peshawar Atrocity Leaves British Relatives Heartbroken
18/12/2014
Birmingham Mourns Pakistan Tragedy
A businessman from Birmingham and a local mosque secretary were among those mourning t...
Asian News - Judge Slams Decision to Hide Identities of Men who Sexually Exploited Girl
17/12/2014
The Hidden Grooming Gang
A high Court Judge has criticised West Midlands Police for protecting the identities of ...

Sport

Asian Sport - Pakistan and Australia battle it out on the third day of opening Test
24/10/2014
Pakistan vs. Australia day 3
Pakistan started off well at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium with Younis Khan an...
Asian Sport - 1st Test - Day 1
23/10/2014
Pakistan v Austalia
As predicted, Pakistan’s batsmen had trouble with Mitchell Johnson’s pace an...
Asian Sport - Fight between Amir Khan and Devon Alexander to be confirmed this week
22/10/2014
Khan vs. Alexander
Fans can expect confirmation of the upcoming fight between Amir Khan and Devon Alexander...
Asian Sport - 2-0 Win Over NorthEast United FC
17/10/2014
Atlético de Kolkata Stay Top
Atlético de Kolkata remain top of the league table after a convincing display aga...