Hamilton hopes for a cool Delhi date

Hamilton hopes for a cool Delhi date

Indian Grand Prix

Hamilton tries out cricket in Delhi on Saturday. PTI

Later talking to reporters, Hamilton said it’s always a challenge to race in regions where the weather is hot and sultry but at the same time, India deserved the Grand Prix simply because of the sport’s huge fan following here.

“We lose up to four kgs after a race even though I lost one and half in the last race at Hungary. The humidity here is an issue and it would pose a serious challenge to the drivers.
But at the same time, this is my just second visit to India and I can see for myself how excited the people here are about Formula One,” said the 24-year-old British driver.
Hamilton, who was here on a promotional tour for Vodafone Essar, also spoke highly of the lone Indian Formula One team and said he was confident that buddy Adrian Sutil would soon score the outfit’s maiden F1 points.

“I think so (that Force India will score their maiden points this season). They are a great team and have developed a good car that has good pace as they demonstrated in races and practices,” said Hamilton. “Adrian is a great friend of mine and we share an excellent relationship. I hope he gets some great result this season for he deserves it,” said the McLaren driver.