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Monday , October 29 , 2012
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Greater Noida: The second edition of the Indian Grand Prix, on Sunday, attracted a host of celebrities at the Grand Stand of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC).

It included politicians, sportspersons and film stars. Many of them are ardent followers of the sport and spoke passionately about the Indian GP.

Here’s what some of them had to say

Omar Abdullah

I enjoy Formula One and was here last year too. I am happy to see Sebastian Vettel winning the race, as I am a Red Bull fan.

But I also have great liking for Michael Schumacher. The Indian GP has given the local fans the opportunity to watch this exciting sport.


Mohammed Azharuddin

I have been following F1 since the Ayrton Senna days. Indian GP is a great event for the fans here.

This race is also special because Michael Schumacher appeared in BIC for the last time today. He is a great driverů But he does not have a good car now.


Ajay Devgn

Honestly speaking, I have never followed F1, but I wanted to attend this race because this will be Michael Schumacher’s last race in India. Also, it is exciting to hear how the engines roar during the race.


Neha Dhupia

I missed watching the inaugural Indian GP. Thankfully, this time, I cancelled all my appointments and specially came to attend this mega event. I am a big fan of (Lewis) Hamilton and (Jenson) Button and interacted with them briefly at the McLaren team building.

By next year, we would hope to see more new young Indian drivers participating at the F1 event.


Harbhajan Singh

I am a Ferrari fan, so I went and met Fernando Alonso. Overall, the Indian GP is a great success. It is remarkable to watch how the teams prepare before the race.

I was impressed with their team spirit, hard work and the efforts put up by every driver during each race. I was here last year. This year, too, I did not want to miss the action at the circuit.


Sonakshi Sinha

I like Formula One and I am a Michael Schumacher fan. I came here to watch him.