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Fashion parade of bold and beautiful | Racing News

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Fashion parade of bold and beautiful | Racing News

HYDERABAD: Racing is all about glitz and glamour and there was plenty of it at the Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix on Saturday. It was a fashion parade as the high and mighty of the city as well as from other parts of the country turned up dressed to kill – as usual it was a treat for the shutterbugs. Black was the order of the day with most of the beautiful ladies slaying it in black. There was no dearth of colour or style and that added to the thrills and frills of the race day.
KT Rama Rao, who is biggest promoter of the race in the city, Union minister Anurag Thakur, film stars like RRR fame Ram Charan, Siddu Jonnalagaddu of DJ Tillu fame and Nagarjuna were among the host of politicians, film stars and celebrities who turned up to watch the race. Ram Charan and Siddu, however, left half-an-hour before the race started.
Fans tough it out
With the temperature at a searing 32 degree Celsius, the fans had a tough time as there was virtually no shade in the stands. “It is a very hot day and the facilities are not up to the mark. How do the organisers expect the fans to sit under this hot sun? Also we had to walk a very long distance to reach this place,” said a fan, while elaborating on the difficulties faced by the fans.
The marshals and volunteers had a tough time in controlling the fans, who jostled to get the best view possible. Most of them wanted to take pictures and selfies with the cars in the background. “We have come here and bore all the trouble just to have a good glimpse of the cars,” said a woman, who was being shooed away and told not to click any pictures.
Access woes
Earlier in the morning, the spectators had a tough time gaining access to the venue. They faced a myriad of problems especially locating the correct entry gate. Even those who had VIP tickets were at the receiving end of the security personnel. “I have been waiting for more than an hour in the hot sun. Please let us know from which gate we should be entering. This is not the way to treat the spectators,” a woman was seen shouting at the personnel. With the issue turning to become ugly, a FIA official was called to douse the situation.
Track passes muster
The track stood the test of the grueling race as there was no major mishap barring the one in the first practice session on Friday and a few minor ones on Saturday. It was smooth sailing as the drivers negotiated the turns quite well. “The drivers knew that it was a new track, and it would be a challenge for them, but they came through it quite well,” said a source.
Dust, a formidable foe
Another concern the drivers had was the fine dust which was in the air and also on the track due to the construction work on the new secretariat in the vicinity. “A driver can protect himself by wearing a mask etc but how does one protect the machine? If the fine dust enters the electric components of the machine, it can cause a lot of damage and that’s what was the concern of the drivers ahead of race day,” the source added.

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