Greater Noida, Oct 30 (IBNS) India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, a die-hard motorsports fan, met seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher at the Mercedes team paddock ahead of Sunday afternoon`s inaugural Indian Grand Prix.
Tendulkar, who is expected to wave the chequered flag at India`s maiden F1 race, was accompanied with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara at the Buddh International Circuit.
The star Indian cricketer was welcomed at the circuit by promoters of the race, Jaypee Sports International`s Managing Director Sameer Gaur.
Tendulkar also met F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at the lounge area and chatted with him for nearly half-an-hour.
Legendary racing driver Jackie Stewart and Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover also joined the duo.
Tendulkar then walked into the Mercedes team paddock and met Schumacher for their second meeting after 2002.
Besides Tendulkar, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman and England`s Kevin Pietersen. Tennis star Sania Mirza are also expected to witness the race.