India's pioneering Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan is not the only one excited about his inaugural home Grand Prix in two weeks' time. The entire paddock, he says, is looking forward to the unexplored destination.
The build-up to arguably India's biggest global event of the year has been on the right track. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton showed what an F1 car can do by performing breathtaking stunts in Bangalore last month and Daniel Ricciardo followed to enthrall the fans in the national capital in a Red Bull machine two weeks ago.
Karthikeyan, the lone Indian driver certain to take part in the Oct 28-30 event, says the entire F1 fraternity, including his Hispania Racing Team (HRT), is thrilled about visiting India.