2011 Indian Grand Prix Thursday pictures

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F1 teams have been exploring their new surroundings at the Buddh International Circuit. Practice for the first Indian Grand Prix begins tomorrow.

Here are the first pictures from India’s first Formula 1 track.

More images will be added here.

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41 comments on 2011 Indian Grand Prix Thursday pictures

  1. JCost (@jcost) said on 27th October 2011, 14:03

    Sahara Force India! Hope they put on a good show. I love those colourful grandstands. Probably we won’t see them empty on Sunday.

  2. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 27th October 2011, 14:06

    Nice to see someone at Renault has a sense of humour …

  3. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th October 2011, 14:09

    Ugly new artwork on the front of the Force Indias – are they actually going to run like that?

  4. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 27th October 2011, 14:09

    Nothing says “Formula 1″ like a lightning-powered Bollywood superhero.

    • Actually, I already like the Indian Grand Prix more because of it.

      Vijay Mallya and Force India really have been extremely proactive with their support for this Grand Prix. Unlike many of the newer Grand Prixs this does feel like they are making a cultural effort for F1, and towards India, rather than it being just another money transfer to the highest bidder.

      Mallya is turning FI into an ever more serious team, the fact they still run with two non Indian drivers shows his dedication towards racing, in spite of his obvious enthusiasm for his home country.

      I will be rooting for FI this weekend, especially when they race that RA.One livery. :D

  5. Girts (@girts) said on 27th October 2011, 14:15

    I like the picture of 6 drivers from the press conference. Those with the happy faces happen to represent the worst teams.

  6. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 27th October 2011, 14:15

    Shah Rukh Khan reckons that if his film doesn’t make it, he’s going to be broke…kinda puts the shameless advertising on the nose of the FI in some perspective!

  7. Gubstar said on 27th October 2011, 16:17

    The picture with all the people in the trailor. Isnt that being pulled by the Ferrari that Alain Prost drove when he got sacked??? :)

  8. Harald said on 27th October 2011, 21:15

    It is not so beautiful it this circuit in India. I really prefer that of England, where at least There’s the show : http://www.wallpapersf1.com/Silverstone?wallpaper=472

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 28th October 2011, 0:18

      Um, the race hasn’t happened yet. So how can you say that India has no atmosphere, when you base “atmosphere” on crowd figures?

      I believe the Indian Grand Prix has a sell-out or near sell-out crowd, and the local media coverage of the event has been more than that in China, Korea, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Turkey combined.

  9. BROOKSY007 (@brooksy007) said on 27th October 2011, 23:55

    I travelled to india last christmas and I can tell you that it is a beautiful country, with a rich culture. It looks like they are really enjoying their new destination and surroundings. It almost looks like they’re on holiday!! I would however recommend to all f1 drivers not to drive a car outside of the circuit !!! They drive crazy over there! Its almost like organised kaos theory!! Our tour bus almost crashed into a farmers tractor and trailer driving on the wrong side of the main highway! And when u cross the road its better to not look and just walk!! (well pretend that u don’t look).

    I so wish that I didn’t go back then, I’d prefer to be there now!!

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