F1, Once Again
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The second edition of the Indian Grand Prix, which starts tomorrow, is full of glamour and entertainment but lacks the hype that surrounded the event last year.
The countdown for the 2012 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, which kicks off at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida tomorrow, is almost over. Speeding cars, screeching tyres, Bollywood stars and international artistes — after the success of the first edition, the second edition too has a lot to look forward to.
Any Formula 1 (F1) racing event is incomplete without the oomph and glamour of the grid girls. Raising the temperature at the race tracks will be grid girls, wearing costumes by designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil. In fact, the duo have had an old association with sports — having designed jerseys for Indian Premier League teams such as Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils. Nikhil Mehra says, "There is no sport as glamorous as F1 as it is synonymous with sport, luxury and high fashion."
Talking about the outfit, Mehra explains, "The silhouette is a short red dress, and the colour has been inspired by the race itself. White lines that run across the dress refer to the racy spirit and the power of F1 racing. It is a mix of glamour, sophistication and edginess."
Besides fashion, Bollywood too will make its presence felt in more ways than one. To keep up the event's masala quotient, actors Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgn, ready with their upcoming film Son of Sardar, will kick off Day 3 at the Buddh International Circuit by singing the national anthem. Sinha, who will be attending the F1 race for the first time, said, "Girls love fast cars and I just cannot wait for the race. F1 is a boys' sport but I am going to prove that girls can enjoy it as well."
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