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My Post Card from India

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  1. Dear Mr. Windsor,

    First of all would like to say thank you for your unique post card.

    This video can show me India and some details about the first Indian Grand Prix your point of view. In spite of I write Formula 1 technical article, I was very curious for the first practices, qualifying and the race as well. I think the circuit has a very special atmosphere, and this place good for F1 races in spite of the track was very very dusty.

    Did you hear any driver opinion about the track conditions and the hospitality? What was your first impression about India and the track?

    So, thank you again for your video, and would like to wish you good luck and health for your work.

    Yours sincerely,
    István Papp

  2. Thanks for you comments. The drivers were all positive – they loved the track surface particularly (smooth and grippy) and also the sweeping corners with changes of elevation. And there’s nothing like a long straight to get the blood flowing. Reminded me a bit of being at the Kyalami Ranch in South Africa and listening to the engines notes in the distance, flat-out in fifth gear for what seemed like an eternity….

  3. Good to see you showed bit about india also in addition to racing details!! Enjoyed it watching!!

  4. surensennaf1 on said:

    Good Work Peter thanks for the podcast!!!

  5. Zafar Ahmed Sirguroh on said:

    Mr.Windsor,

    I am glad that the Indian GP turned out to be a positive experience to all (mostly to all). However, there is a vast difference in major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. The culture & the accent is also different to some extent. Making an impression about India only by visiting Delhi would not be a good idea (i am not saying that anyone might or has made an impression about India, its only a general statement). Now that FIA is already thinking of having another track in Mumbai, & if there is success in it. I am sure the F1 family will find Mumbai very different than Delhi & that will certainly be a great experience!

    Anyway, for now, I am happy to have an Indian gp on the f1 calender. When it was the Senna, Hakkinen, Schumacher’s Ferrari era, thinking or talking about having a gp in India sounded so impossible! But times changed now & every third Indian now is talking about f1, which is quite an achievement in itself.

    Finally, i would sign off by saying that I will look forward for more blogs from you Mr.Windsor. Thank.

    ZafaRevs @ Twitter

  6. Zafar Ahmed Sirguroh on said:

    I am glad that the Indian GP turned out to be a positive experience to all (mostly to all). However, there is a vast difference in major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. The culture & the accent is also different to some extent. Making an impression about India only by visiting Delhi would not be a good idea (i am not saying that anyone might or has made an impression about India, its only a general statement). Now that FIA is already thinking of having another track in Mumbai, & if there is success in it. I am sure the F1 family will find Mumbai very different than Delhi & that will certainly be a great experience!

    Anyway, for now, I am happy to have an Indian gp on the f1 calender. When it was the Senna, Hakkinen, Schumacher’s Ferrari era, thinking or talking about having a gp in India sounded so impossible! But times changed now & every third Indian now is talking about f1, which is quite an achievement in itself.

    Finally, i would sign off by saying that I will look forward for more blogs from you Mr.Windsor. Thank You.

    ZafaRevs @ Twitter

  7. Mick Deba on said:

    What a nice postcard! Nice pleasant piece about this part of the country and the people. It is quite touching that you took the time to stop and mingle with the people just outside the circuit and reflected on it all and general feel of the place. Having worked in F1 I know it is all to easy to get blase and not really think too much about where you are (i.e. airport, hotel, track and back as soon as pssible, etc!), i.e. another race and roll on Sunday evening and time to get home as quick as possible but this shows that even after all your years in the business you don’t just exist in the F1 bubble! Also liked your understated “tolerance” of the issues with the accreditation centre – I heard about it from others who were a lot less understanding than your goodself but you are wise never to upset PL’s girls wherever you might be! As always, a great insight.

  8. Thanks – appreciate it. India was a lot of fun and I am sure will become a motor sports powerhouse. As for the media accreditation issues – why, they just provided an opportunity to see more of the country!

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