This year's drivers parade was nothing like the inaugural Indian GP. There weren't any dedicated vintage cars, taking each driver on a slow lap around the circuit. There weren't any name boards to say who's who.
This time, it was a giant flat-bed truck decked with flowers that was the vehicle of choice. And it had to do for all 24 drivers.
Sure, it looked fabulous as the drivers hopped on after being draped with bandhani stoles by the Airtel grid girls. But for spectators from a distance, it was hard to make out their favourites in that clump of speedsters.
Also, the dramatic and languid pace of the vintage cars was missing. The parade was quickly done and dusted with.
The race-day parade is a highly anticipated event and probably the only time most fans get to see the drivers out of their helmets.
So for those who missed it, here's a close up of how it unfolded. And here's hoping the next Indian GP brings back the vintage cars.
In picture: Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
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