Sachin Tendulkar will wave the chequered flag in the presence of a host of cricketers, politicians, Bollywood personalities and celebrities at the Buddh International Circuit for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Sunday. (In pics: Stars set to light up Indian GP)
Tendulkar, a die hard motor sport fan, has confirmed his attendance, a top official of Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) told IANS.
Among other cricketers present will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose love for speed is all too well known, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman and England's Kevin Pietersen. Tennis star Sania Mirza will also grace the occasion.
"We have received confirmation from the players. Tendulkar is most likely to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race," the official said.
Bollywood will be represented by Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Hrithik Roshan, and Abhishek Bachchan among others.
"The prime minister, president and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have also been invited, but we have not received any confirmation from them," he said.
Among politicians, Arun Jaitley, Kapil Sibal are expected to be at the circuit Sunday.