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Indian Grand Prix 2013



F1 Indian Grand Prix Schedule

When: To Be Confirmed
Where: Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, Delhi

Want to witness the test of man and machine in pursuit of speed? Does watching the fast and furious Formula 1 cars speeding up to 360 km/ hr enthrall you? Then Formula-1 the biggest racing event is the place to be. Formula One the racing event is going to take place in India for the second time this year. So don't miss the rush and be a part of Formula 1 in 2013. Thrilling, it will be!


About Formula 1

Known as Formula One, F1 or the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the leading class of auto racing in a single seater is certified by International Federation of Automobile. This annual racing championship sees skilled car racers from around the world taking part in this thrilling event in cars that are specially built for the purpose of racing.

These cars can go up to a speed of 360 kmph with engine revolutions that can go upto 18000 per minute. The race tracks normally are specially built circuits and in some places like Monaco and Singapore the circuit covers public roads too. The driver of the car is backed by a whole team behind the scenes that maintains the car in tip top condition.

The F1 race typically takes place over a weekend with the first two days being set aside for practice and qualifying rounds. On the last day is the actual race. The winner gets a trophy and the Super License issued by the FIA, which is considered the highest racing license of its kind.


F1 Drivers and Teams

As the Formula One race is inching closer, Delhi is hitting the highest fever by receiving racing gods like Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, and many more from all over the world.

The Indian team Force India-Mercedes boasts a German racer Nico Hulkenberg and British racer Paul di Resta. Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan will race for Spanish team HRT-Cosworth.

Team and Driver Standings

After Belgian Grand Prix, the current top four teams are RBR-Renault that stands first with 272 points, McLaren-Mercedes second with 218 points, team Lotus-Renault is at number three with 207 points and team Ferrari bagged fourth position with 199 points.

Likewise, the top five drivers are Fernando Alonso with 164 points, Sebastian Vettel stands at second position with 140 points, Mark Webber is on third position with 132 points, Kimi Räikkönen stands fourth with 131 points and Lewis Hamilton is on fifth position with 177 points.


F1 Teams
Red Bull-Renault
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber
Mclaren-Mercedes
3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa
Mercedes GP
7. Michael Schumacher
8. Nico Rosberg
Lotus-Renault
9. Kimi Räikkönen
10. Romain Grosjean
Force India-Mercedes
11. Paul di Resta
12. Nico Hulkenberg
Sauber-Ferrari
14. Kamui Kobayashi
15. Sergio Perez
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
16. Daniel Ricciardo
17. Jean-Eric Vergne
Williams-Cosworth
18. Pastor Maldonado
19. Bruno Senna
Caterham-Renault
20. Heikki Kovalainen
21. Vitaly Petrov
HRT-Cosworth
22. Pedro de la Rosa
23. Narain Karthikeyan
Marussia-Cosworth
24. Timo Glock
25. Charles Pic

Trivia: Look up the serial numbers in the F1 Teams. You will notice that number ‘13’ is missing. This is because in the early years of this sport the cars with number 13 on them have suffered fatal accidents. Since then 13 is considered unlucky.


Exploring Delhi and Nearby Places

While in Delhi for F1 you can also explore Delhi and nearby places. If you have a day you can visit the splendid Taj Mahal in Agra which is just 4 hours by road or if you want to explore Delhi you have numerous options. You can visit the well-known Red Fort which is a great sandstone fortress that portrays Mughal splendour at its best or try the serene Baha'i House of Worship - Lotus Temple. You can also appreciate the Indian art at National Museum or enjoy a perky evening at India Gate, which is a memorial for the soldiers who fought in World War One.
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