2012 Formula One Trophy for India revealed: Red Bull dominate Friday Practice at BIC

2012 Indian Grand Prix trophy was unveiled at Buddh International Circuit on Friday at opening of the second Indian Grand Prix. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO of Bharti Airtel Limited, Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of Formula One Management and Administration, Manoj Gaur, Executive Chairman Jaypee Group and Bharat Bambawale, Globe Brand Director were present at the unveiling of the trophy.

The trophy is designed by Michael Foley, a Bangalore based designer and is based on the Asoka Chakra symbolizing both contemporary and traditional India. Foley is renowned for his designs which include Titan watches, jewelry and also the Queen’s Baton used at Commonwealth Games 2010.

Formula One is a combination of sport, technology, glamour and entertainment and each of these attributes are depicted in the 2012 Airtel Indian Grand Prix trophy. The trophy is fashioned out of new age materials such as aircraft grade aluminum. Its internal surfaces are mirror finished while exteriors are matte and stainless steel with red enamel markings. Internal reflections also add a play on the orange, white and green colors of the Indian flag. In October 2011, when the Formula One was held in India Sebastian Vettel lifted the trophy and it remains to be seen who the lucky winner will be this time round.

The Friday Practice for the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix have now come to an end and last year’s winner here, Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest lap times in both the practice sessions. Following is the result of Pratice 1 and Practice 2 from the Buddh International Circuit for 2012 Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix.

India’s Narain Karthikeya finished 22nd and 23rd respectively. After the practice session, he said, “It was a great feeling racing in India once again, at home. The first session went pretty well and in the afternoon we decided to change the balance of the car to improve certain aspects. We’d just set the soft tyres when, unfortunately, we suffered a hydraulic failure which impeded us from improving our times. But the problem should be fixed for tomorrow so I hope to have a good qualifying session.”

2012 Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix Friday Practice 1 Result

2012 Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix Friday Practice 2 Result

Mr. Bharat Bambawale, Global Brand Director, Bharti Airtel, Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO – Bharti Airtel, India & South Asia, Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of Formula One Management and Administration, Mr. Manoj Gaur, Executive Chairman, Jaypee Group and Mr. Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO, Jaypee Sports International Limited along with the Airtel grid girls unveil the winning trophy for the upcoming 2012 F1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2012 at Buddh International Circuit. The trophy truly symbolizes Airtel’s brand connect with the spirit of Formula One fandom in India.


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