The fans were present here from the wee hours to catch a glimpse of what most of them had only seen on television. The anticipation levels could be sensed from the filled spectator stands.
Yes, there was a dog on the track on the opening day, during the first practice session. These fans show though their banner that it is not just the actual race that they have been following.
And while the fans posed and partied, all together, the drivers themselves were not doing too badly either. Felipe Massa of Ferrari poses on a vintage car before the start of the race.
Vettel was closely followed by Lewis Hamilton of McLaren in another vintage car. Pretty much the story of the actual racing season!!!
Former World Champion Michael Schumacher has, possibly, the larget fan following amongst all drivers in India. He looks on, knowingly.
Overall, it was a day that will be remembered by the Indian spectators as much as it would be by the F1 drivers.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||212|
|5||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|8||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||80|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|