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Indian GP 2011

Discussion in 'Sports and World News' started by prakhar_lfc, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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    I was fortunate to be at the historic first Indian GP. It was a once in a lifetime experience. It dream come true for me. Thanks to my friend Kishor.

    I couldn't go in the Jet because my father and brother couldn't get the tickets :( So, instead, I went there with Kishor in his Santro (Who had booked the tickets long ago).

    We set off from Dehradun on 28th Oct (Friday) at 5:45am. Reached our guest house by 1:30pm and just managed to reach the track before the end of practice session 2. The Yamuna Expressway is simply fantastic :D The Linea could do more than 180kph on that kind of road! :)

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    This is just a trailer. More pics to follow soon......
  2. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Linea T-Jet
    I couldn't click any pics inside the track on Friday as I didn't carry my camera inside fearing that it was not allowed. But everyone seemed to carry one, so carried it inside on Saturday. The distance between parking and our stand was too much. We could have taken the shuttle buses, but they all were already full :(

    We reached the track by 12:30pm on Saturday. Just in time to see the support race. Here are some pics:

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    During Qualifying, Felipe Massa crashed right in front of us. You don't see an F1 car crash in front of you very often, do you? :D

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    Before I could get my camera ready, Massa was already gone, riding pillion on an Activa. :redcar

    Vettel did what he's best at doing, bagging the pole once again. Aren't we bored of that? I was expecting to see my favourite driver, Fernando Alonso on the pole. But I might have to wait till the next season (hopefully).

    On our way back, a red Audi R8 zoomed past us. It's exhaust note, no match of the F1 cars, was still very loud!
  3. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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  4. Rajen

    Rajen Regolare

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    Indian GP 2011 Some more pictures

    Few pictures from my side. Sorry about the quality of the pictures (Taken from my mobie)

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  5. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Linea T-Jet
    Nice pics Rajen :cool: Looking at the pictures, it seems that you were at the Classic Stand 2 East. Were you?

    BIC, Race Day:

    We started off early from our Guest House (around 11 am) to avoid rush. The stand was almost empty when we reached there. Again we reached in time to watch the Support Race. I met two Liverpool supporters there :dancing

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    We had a discussion on the West Brom match (played on Saturday) and Man Utd ;)

    I couldn't click any pics of the Classic Car Rally or the race, but I have shot videos of the same. Will upload them on YouTube and post the links here.

    The race itself was amazing :D It was easy to figure out the positions in the first few laps, but after the first round of 'stops, the grid was all messed up. Massa once again lost control in front of our stand, but unfortunately I couldn't see the scene as I was buying cold drinks :( Speaking of the food, water and cold drinks were sold on MRP, but the price of everything else was shocking :shocked Some prices:

    Tea: Rs 50
    Coffee: Rs 50
    Cold Coffee: Rs 100
    Sandwich: Rs 150
    Pasta: Rs 200
    Chicken Biryani: Rs 200

    Vettel won, again, no doubt about it :( We thought that Sutil was in 5th position, ahead of the two Mercedes, but he was a lap down. We were not able to see the standings properly as the screen was too far away, +1 to Kishor for carrying binoculars :D Was happy that Ferrari were on the podium.
    After the race was over, one cool dude exclaimed "India Bulls jeet gaye" :lol Most of the people knew nothing about F1. They must have thought "Car Race honi hai, chalo dekhne chalte hai"

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  6. Rajen

    Rajen Regolare

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    Thanks Prafkhar. You are right. I was at East stand. Adding two more pictures

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  7. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Linea T-Jet
    How was the crowd on Race Day? I saw some empty seats on the stand.

    Some More Pics:

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    Victorious Vettel on the Podium

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    The view of the track from outside our stand

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    Container of one of the support race cars

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    prakhar_lfc with a Force India Flag

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    The Colours Of India: A group of people were shouting patriotic slogans

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    There was a lot of dust in the parking spaces

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    Our dusty Santro

    Cars Spotted at the Indian GP (sorry, they are all messed up):

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