Indian Grand Prix: Day one in pictures

All the action in pictures from Day one of the first-ever Indian Grand Prix

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  Third driver Karun Chandhok handled the testing duties for Team Lotus in FP1.  
 

Third driver Karun Chandhok handled the testing duties for Team Lotus in FP1.

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  • Narain Karthikeyan keeps an eye on the proceedings from his cockpit during the free practice session.
  • The Buddh International Circuit sports a lot of gradient changes, as visible through turns 4 and 5.
  • Karun Chandhok had to come to grips with the dusty track surface in FP1.
  • Narain in action during the second practice session in the HRT.
  • Vijay Mallya and Vicky Chandhok share a light moment in the paddock.
  • Third driver Karun Chandhok handled the testing duties for Team Lotus in FP1.
  • Pit marshals strike a pose for the camera.
  • The nose section of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari rests in the pit garage.
  • Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP passes one of the many tricolour spectator stands.
  • The Force India pitwall was kept busy during the eventful first session.
  • Pirelli’s intermediate and wet tyres unlikely to come into play this weekend.
  • Bollywood Movie Ra-One using the Indian GP for promotion.
  • Mark Webber’s garage floor being wiped spanking-clean right after he left the garage.
  • A Red Bull team member dusts the pit spot to ensure a clean getaway.
  • Force India team ready to wheel Paul Di Resta back into the garage.
  • Narain Karthikeyan leaves the HRT pit garage for his first lap of the Buddh Circuit.
  • McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton topped the charts in FP1 only to be handed a three-place grid penalty for setting his quickest time under yellow flags.
  • Massa topped the second practice session for Ferrari, the first time he led a session after Silverstone earlier in the season.
  • A distinct racing line appears at the end of the day with the circuit being rubbered-in through the day.
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