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For the Formula 1 fanatics, the action began even before the checkered flag was waved, as Indian fans got a chance to meet their favourite racers at Greater Noida's Buddh International Circuit on Thursday. Needless to say, racing enthusiasts were more than ready to go that extra mile for the opportunity to exchange a few words and get autographs from F1 drivers. Among the drivers present at the session were the current racing heart-throb Nico Rosberg and F1's sole Indian driver, Narain Kartikeyan. However, not surprisingly, the driver with the biggest line was F1 darling, Michael Schumacher himself. The drivers appeared relaxed and smiling as they interacted with their loyal fans, giving no hint of the tremendous pressure on them to perform at the Indian Grand Prix over the weekend.

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Those who want to see the Indian Grand Prix but can't make it to Greater Noida, there's a way out. Discovery Turbo is bringing a special edition on the Buddh International Circuit this Sunday at 9 pm. This is a continuation of the channel's 20-part series titled Inside Grand Prix, which features 20 Formula 1 racing circuits across the globe — including those in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Belgium. Sahara Force India driver, Nico Hulkenburg, will be seen sharing his views on the Indian circuit. F1 fans will get to see various innovative technologies, interesting stories and other background information that went into the race.

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