2011 Indian Grand Prix practice in pictures

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The Indian Grand Prix weekend began today at the Buddh International Circuit.

Indian drivers Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan were among those driving in the first practice session at the track.

Here are pictures of the cars as they took to the track for the first time.

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28 comments on 2011 Indian Grand Prix practice in pictures

  1. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 28th October 2011, 12:31

    That’s a very funky helmet for Narain Karthikeyan.

  2. HSVLVR (@hsvlvr) said on 28th October 2011, 12:34

    Is it just me or has Ricciardo’s number been changed from 22 to 23?

    • sushant008 (@sushant008) said on 28th October 2011, 12:39

      yup..narain is their no.1 driver for this race.

      • PJ (@pjtierney) said on 28th October 2011, 12:43

        That’s odd, I thought each driver’s number was meant to be consistent for the season, with it only changing when the team’s primary driver is replaced.

        Then again Narain was a main driver until Daniel took his place.

    • Lustigson (@lustigson) said on 28th October 2011, 13:05

      So, effectively, Karthikeyan has gotten his #22 car back, and Ricciardo now replaces Liuzzi, driving his #23 car. Odd, but not unusual, I reckon.

    • Fixy (@fixy) said on 31st October 2011, 11:19

      Karthikeyan substituted Ricciardo which substituted Liuzzi, for this race.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 28th October 2011, 13:25

    Bob Marley? That’s a new one.

    No woman, no cry, eh Lewis?

  4. icemangrins (@icemangrins) said on 28th October 2011, 13:59

    Great pictures of the cars in the new circuit…The pictures in particular are the one taken of MGP’s in the pit lane with the grand stand as the back drop – just mega.

    No pictures of the stray dogs… Where re the bollywood hero’s when we need them the most to keep the stray dogs away ;p

  5. icemangrins (@icemangrins) said on 28th October 2011, 14:17

    The force India lollipop is interesting..

    Does it indicate the car is in gear to the driver (I guess Sutil will know it for sure) ?


    Is it asking the Sutil to engage the gear from N?

  6. Becken Lima (@becken-lima) said on 28th October 2011, 14:23

    Amazing picture from Lewis’s helmet:

    “One love”

    Great homage to Nicole, I suppose. I think the man is really miserable now.

  7. Younger Hamii (@younger-hamii) said on 28th October 2011, 14:38

    Any chance of there being a full complete Screenshot of Lewis’ helmet Keith?

  8. NJ Joe (@nj-joe) said on 28th October 2011, 14:52

    Just realized that HRT has some sponsors on board. The car is looking kind of like a real live race car now! Performing?-no, looking?-yes.

  9. Dan_the_McLaren_fan (@dan_the_mclaren_fan) said on 28th October 2011, 15:32

    This picture beats every pictures from here :


  10. cpfcfan (@cpfcfan) said on 28th October 2011, 15:44

    Karun Chandhok’s photo’s are captioned as him being a HRT driver

  11. MVEilenstein (@mveilenstein) said on 28th October 2011, 16:02

    Is anyone else struck by the heavy smog that’s everywhere? That can’t be good for the engines. Or the lungs.

  12. Prof Kirk (@prof-kirk) said on 28th October 2011, 23:11

    LRGP Haven’t had any noticeable visual upgrades for quite some time, with the last upgrades I believe at Singapore where they were exploring alternative exhaust systems on Bruno’s car.

    It could be argued that their performance has been slowly dropping since then in comparative to other teams, this is a noticeably different tactic to that of last year, where Renault had an aggressive strategy, producing a new front wing for both cars at most races along.

    Is this contrast in strategy suggesting they have truly ruled out this year and are focusing on some bigger plans for next season?
    Although I would expect that some experimental development would continue as research for next seasons car?

    So is LRGP, who ended the ’10 season strong, with a potential podium in the making at Suzuka before a wheel nut came loose, and started the ’11 season strong with two podium finishes, loosing their mojo or preparing for a Brawn GP repeat in the 2013 season?

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