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Monday, October 31, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar meets Michael Schumacher at MercedesGP Petronas Team Building Area: waves chequered flag

It was none other than India's favorite sportsman, Sachin Tendulkar who was given the honor of waiving the checkered flag at the end of the great Indian Grand Prix to signal Vettel's win.

An F1 fan himself, Tendulkar arrived at the Buddh International Circuit along with this wife and daughter and met Bernie Ecclestone at the area where the two spoke for half an hour. He then went on to meet his Michael Schumacher at the MercedesGP Petronas Team Building Area where he also exchanged a few words with team principal Ross Brawn. After introducing his wife and daughter to the German racer, Tendulkar also met Nico Rosberg and then moved on to the VIP area.

Besides Tendulkar, there were a host of other celebrities at the venue. Cricketers and film stars were among the guests. M S Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, V V S Laxman were present while Sania Mirza, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishekh Bachchan were also present. Sachin Tendulkar later went on to wave the checkered flag to signal Sebastian Vettel as the winner of the first ever Grand Prix in India.

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