Monday, October 03, 2011

Rev, Burn Out and Vroom ….

Hamilton burns rubber in Bangalore, ahead of the Indian Grand Prix next month 

Mclaren F1 British champion, Lewis Hamilton left Bangalore fans in awe, as he burnt rubber on the outskirts of Bangalore’s NICE (Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise) road. 
Hamilton in his F1 Mclaren on Bangalore's NICE Road
Driving his 2008 winning Formula 1 Mclaren car on a curved, almost quarter-mile track and performing doughnuts and high speed burnouts, he got the 60,000-plus crowd up on their feet instantly. The venue proved too small for the hundreds of fans bursting onto the barricades. 

The action lasted not more than an hour in the Formula 1 car - MP4-23, and then onto an AMG C-Class and an SL-63 AMG, Hamilton also treated a couple of sponsor Vodafone contest winners and select celebrities on the fast lane for a few hot laps, demonstrating his extraordinary racing skill and expertise behind the wheel with ease. 
On the hot, humid Tuesday morning, within seconds of leaving the pit garage, Hamilton was cheered on by the crowd, accelerating and racing the car to the other end, leaving the crowd stunned by the F1 car’s engine and sound. Bangalore got an appetiser of what’s to come at the end of October at Noida’s F1 circuit. 

As thousands of fans missed his first F1 demo due to an incredible traffic pile up, rush and chaos outside the venue, a very sporty, enthusiastic Lewis agreed to do another round of showing his skills, adrenaline and the pure brute power of his car for the ever-growing crowd that had broken barriers to cause a mini stampede outside. 
The fans who turned out in hordes
On his maiden visit to Bangalore, Hamilton who is currently fifth in the F1 driver’s standings is here on a promotional event ahead of the Indian Grand Prix. He is no stranger to India though, having previously visited New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. This is his fourth visit to the country. 
Hamilton greets the surging crowd
With the first ever Indian Grand Prix all set to be held next month, on October 28-30 at Greater Noida near New Delhi, F1 excitement gripped the die-hard motor sports fans of all ages, who came to the venue in droves for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a racing superstar and an F1 car. 
The next team to visit India will be the Red Bull Racing on October 1 at Delhi’s Rajpath. 

So India, be ready for some adrenaline-pumping, high–speed car racing entertainment. 

- Aditya Mendonca/Raintree Media Features / www.raintreemedia.com

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