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Hamilton visits Capital on Saturday, Red Bull to follow

india Updated: Aug 01, 2009 00:52 IST
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Delhiites might get to catch a glimpse of the 2008 Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton. The McLaren driver, who started the 2009 season badly, but struck form just last week, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, is visiting the city on Saturday as part of his sponsorship deal with a mobil services company. Hamilton visited Mumbai last year for a similar event and enthralled the crowd for just the few hours he had visited.

Hamilton, who will be in Delhi for less than a day, will visit a theme park and enthrall the onlookers by playing a cricket match with the winners of an sms contest that was launched by the mobile company.

Red Bull look to Mumbai

After a host of rolling chassis sans engines, India may finally hear the full grunt of an F1 car. F1 team Red Bull Racing wants to blaze one of their machines down Mumbai's latest engineering marvel, the Bandra-Worli Sealink.

The Maharastra State Road Development Corporation has received a proposal from Red Bull for a promotional event in August with one of their top drivers in the cockpit. “We are sending it to the state government for its permission. The organisers will have to take permissions for various agencies including traffic police,” said Sharad Sabnis, chief engineer, MSRDC (sealink project).

Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal who heads Public Works Department said: “I have not received the proposal but it should not be a problem. We can issue permission subject to certain conditions.” Traffic management will also be major issue.

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