Verstappen won the Netherlands Grand Prix on September 5 to move three points ahead of seven-time world champion Hamilton but the lead could again change hands at this weekend’s Italian GP.
Madhavan Nair, during whose tenure of six years from 2003 as ISRO Chairman 25 successful missions were accomplished, indicated that setbacks of this kind is not unusual.
ISRO failed to accomplish its GSLV-F10 mission to launch its first state-of-the-art earth observation satellite EOS-03.
Setback for ISRO as GSLV fails to place earth observation satellite into orbit due to performance anomaly
The satellite, originally titled GISAT-1 weighing 2,268 kg was slated to be launched on March 5, 2020 but it was postponed a day before the lift-off due to 'technical reasons'.
The 2020 Australian GP at the Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne last March was called off at the last minute at the start of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Hamilton was under pressure in his final lap and went too wide on the last two turns.
Verstappen has won three of the last four races, and only a tire issue when leading in Azerbaijan prevented him from making it four.
On Saturday, the Monegasque put together the fastest lap of the weekend with his first run in Q3 but pushed a little too hard on his second run.
It appeared as if his race was over but, after a lengthy delay, Hamilton managed to reverse back onto the track and re-join the race.
New drivers, new teams, new liveries, new tracks, new rivalries and maybe a new champion? The 2021 F1 season starts this Sunday, in Bahrain.
The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency was earlier looking to launch the satellite on March 28, subject to weather conditions.
The Covid pandemic almost brought down the establishment but, as it stands, it is on course to survive this as well, with just one change from the normal: a ban on international fans.
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc dominated Friday’s floodlit second free practice.
Hamilton said members of his Mercedes team had guns held to their heads as they were robbed as they left the Interlagos circuit.
Max Verstappen was given a five seconds penalty after a thrilling late passing move on Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.