Airtel to kickstart 2nd edition of F1 Indian Grand Prix - The New Indian Express

Airtel to kickstart 2nd edition of F1 Indian Grand Prix

Published: 15th October 2012 08:33 AM

Last Updated: 15th October 2012 08:33 AM

While the second edition of the Airtel Indian Grand Prix is approaching fast, the craze for the sport has surely heightened.

Since Bharati Airtel is the title sponsor and race partner of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, it will host on-ground activities, which will invite F1 fans to experience the grand prix. The F1 combo includes simulator challenge, ‘be a part of the pit crew’ Challenge, F1 quizzes, F1 screening and more.

 Airtel had installed F1 car stimulators, the replica of F1 car that has a steering connected to a TV screen, across shopping malls, colleges, corporate offices through out the nation. The stimulator driving helps participants enjoy racing on a virtual F1 race track.

 When asked about the virtual race experience, one of the participants said, “It is like we are racing for real. The steering of the race car is such that it can be driven smoothly. We have to train ourselves more in order to excel in virtual races.” He finished 23rd in the race which had 24 participants.

 Started on September 17, these ground activities will continue till October 18. Airtel also has a contest, ‘Be a part of the pit crew’, where participants can find a spot for themselves on the leaderboard, which maintains the scores of all contestants. The final winner of this contest will be selected from among the top 20 contestants. The winner will be part of the pit crew and get a chance to spend three days with renowned racers like Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Other participants will get an opportunity to win picnic stand tickets for the race day.

 The second edition of F1 Aritel Indian Grand Prix will be held on October 28 at New Delhi.

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