Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel led the timesheets in the first practice of the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Friday.
The German clocked 1:27.619, 0.310 seconds ahead of second placed Jenson Button in his McLaren. Ferrari's championship contender Fernando Alonso was third with 1:28.044.
Vettel stamped his authority on the race he won last year in the 22 laps of the BIC.
India's Narain Karthikeyan beat Spanish teammate Pedro de la Rosa in his HRT clocking 1:32.125 finishing the morning session at 22nd while de la Rosa ended 24th and last with 1:32.859.
Calling the IPL spot-fixing scandal unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket.
India's under-19 cricket team will play a triangular series against Australia and New Zealand starting June 30 in Darwin.
N Srinivasan's position as BCCI chief has never been under threat until now.
In a bid to increase competition and give "better incentives" to the players, the All India Football Federation plans to add four more teams to the existing 14 in the I-League next season.
Shiv Kapur, who has had mixed results this season on the main European Tour, has decided to focus on the European Challenge Tour for the next few months this year.
As the interrogation of arrested actor Vindoo Dara Singh reveals heavy betting in the IPL, the question is as to how exactly does betting in cricket work. It is much like any other business but for a few fascinating exceptions.
The gentleman's game of cricket has been shamed again after three Rajasthan Royals players - S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested for spot-fixing in IPL.