Booking for India’s first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix has begun today and I too decided to book a ticket for this historic event and hopefully a start of more serious racing culture in India.
Tickets are available on Bookmyshow.com and ticket prices start from Rs. 2500 and go all the way up to Rs. 35,000 for main grand stand. Additionally one has to purchase parking tickets in advance, which starts at Rs. 150 for two wheelers and is free with the purchase of 2 tickets and in case of car, one has to purchase 3 tickets to get free parking.
Me being a mere mortal, decided to opt for the cheapest ticket along with parking for my motorcycle and home delivery of ticket, which came out to be Rs. 2727.58 and included a convenience charge of Rs. 27.58 by BookMyShow.
Here is the online confirmation of my ticket to the Indian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The only worrying bit for me is the fact that even though cameras are allowed, under prohibited items, following is mentioned:
6. Professional audio visual equipment, professional cameras
Not sure whether they will consider my 1000D with 55-250IS lens as just a camera (which it is) or professional camera and ask me to leave it out!
That apart, I cannot wait to see and hear the Formula 1 cars in action at the 2011 Forumla 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India at Buddh International Circuit and would be cheering for the Indian F1 team and Sebastian Vettel.