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Race tickets for Rs 2,500 and Rs 35,000

india Updated: Aug 20, 2011 17:47 IST
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You can witness the first ever Indian Grand Prix on October 30 by shelling out a minimum of Rs 2,500 but be ready to spend Rs 35,000 if you want to have the best view of cars and drivers from the Main Grand Stand.

The tickets for the race were made available online on Saturday through www.bookmyshow.com and within the first two hours close to 1,000 tickets were sold according to the organisers --Jaypee Sports International (JPSI).

"We have tied up with bookmyshow.com for the online sale. Tickets will be sold in two phases and the first phase begins today. Tickets will be also be available at some outlets in metropolitan cities from the second phase," Sameer Gaur, the CEO and managing director of JPSI said while launching the ticket sale in the company of India's F1 drivers -- Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.

Fans can choose their preferred seat location while booking their tickets.

The Rs 2,500 tickets are for the natural stand, which can accommodate 6,500 fans. Then comes the Picnic stand for which 8,000 fans will have to spend Rs 6,000 each. For 36,838 seated Classic stand, the ticket price is Rs 6,500.

The two most expensive stands to watch the race are Premium Stand and the Main Grand Stand. While the price for premium stand is Rs 12,500 for each of the 10,230 seats, it's a whopping Rs 35,000 for the each of the 20,156 Grand Stand seats.