Hamilton wows Indian crowds on streets of Bangalore 27 Sep 2011
The residents of Bangalore enjoyed a taste of Formula One action on Tuesday as McLarens Lewis Hamilton took to the streets of the India city in his 2008 world championship-winning MP4-23. Over 40,000 fans lined the temporary track to watch the show and witness the unique sight and sound of a Formula One car up close, ahead of the countrys inaugural race next month.
Its incredible, explained the British driver. Ive visited India many times over the last couple of years and its never been more exciting to be here than now: the inaugural Indian Grand Prix is only weeks away and you can really feel the growing passion of the people and the excitement levels continuing to build.
Vodafone has been supporting our team and Formula One for many years and theyve always brought Grand Prix racing to the people: getting to drive my Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 car on Indias public roads today was an incredible experience and I really hope it gave people a taste for the incredible spectacle of Formula One.
Theres no better way to experience F1 than up close, so I think todays event was a huge success. Next months Indian Grand Prix is going to be a fantastic event for our sport, but also for the whole Indian nation, who are incredibly passionate about sport."
The 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India will take place at the Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi on October 28-30.
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