Indian F1: Sensational debut to a superb second?

A year on, the much appreciated Buddh International Circuit has only made further strides for an even better setting for the Indian leg of F1. The fact that the title-race is much closer can only increase the adrenaline levels.

updated: October 15, 2012 19:16 IST
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A year after 'can they or can't they,' we are back at the Buddh International Circuit. This time, the Indian leg of the Formula One 2012 calender promises to be bigger, better and well, a lot more greener.

Re-jiging the rewind button

Year 2011 was a year of curiosity. There was not much happening in terms of standings. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had notched up a superb lead which was never going to be toppled by any of the other drivers. The debut season of Indian Grand Prix then, came about as a welcome repreive for fans who looked for something new and different to read. Of course, after conspiracy-marred Commonwealth Games in 2010, people around the globe doubted whether the Buddh International Circuit could pull it all off. There were some land allotment disputes and some issues with the timely completion but the transition between October and November re-enforced the fact that India had arrived and arrived with a big bang, in Formula One racing.

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