India’s first Formula One race was a big success on Oct. 30, with a crowd of 95,000 showing up to cheer the drivers at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, about 40 miles from New Delhi. Two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany led from start to finish of the 60-lap race, the twenty-first victory of his career. “Surely, there are little bits that are not 100 per cent but now the people know so they will fix that,” he said of the track. “I think all in all it was fantastic.”
In case you’re wondering, no cows wandered onto the track during the race, but drivers did encounter a stray dog during a practice run. The red flag came out, the dog was rounded up, and the drivers continued their practice with one fewer spectator.
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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