A marvellous racing facility, the famed warmth in hospitality there to be seen, and passionate fans filling up the stands, it all came together perfectly to make India's Formula One debut a blockbuster.
Initially, there were apprehensions, dogs on the track, a power-cut in the middle of a press conference and a bat flying in the media centre but in the end praise flowed India's way like an uncontrolled stream.
Apprehensions vanished with each passing minute, leashes were put on dogs and every single glitch, although there were not many, was addressed with determination and eventually removed.In Image: Fourmula One drivers and officials offer a moment of silence to mourn late Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon of Britain and MotoGp rider Marco Simoncelli of Italy before the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida
Text: PTIImages: AP
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