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Tendulkar at French Grand Prix to cheer Force India

india Updated: Jun 22, 2008 20:22 IST

Sachin Tendulkar's passion for motorsports is hardly a secret and since the Indian batting maestro's current injury break from cricket coincides with the French Grand Prix, he was seen at Magny-Cours cheering Force India during the race on Sunday.

Tendulkar, who is on a family holiday in London after being ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a groin injury, was seen cheering Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil, who started at the back of the grid.

A day before, the Mumbaikar met Karun Chandhok, who is participating in the GP2 series at the Magny-Cours.

"Sachin met me here. It was a pleasant experience to meet a cricket star like him. I am a huge fan of his," Chandhok told 'PTI Bhasha' from Magny-Cours.

"He likes motorsports and understands the sport pretty well. Basically he is here to cheer for Force India," he added.

Chandhok revealed that Tendulkar sought information on the Magny-Cours track and the weather conditions.

"Only a driver can ask the kind of insightful questions he asked me. I think he loves motorsports as much as cricket," he said.

Tendulkar owns a Ferrari, gifted to him by multiple-time world champion Michael Schumacher after the 2002 British Grand Prix.

Tendulkar is scheduled to play for the Lashings World XI from June 24 as part of his build-up for the tour of Sri Lanka.