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Deepika Padukone cheers for the Force India F1 Team
Deepika Padukone cheers for the Force India F1 Team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Deepika has always been a Formula One fan with Force India being her favorite team.
AT THE zenith of their optimism and refueled with confidence after their encouraging last few performances, Force India Formula One Team, India’s team at the pinnacle of motorsport looked to finish of the season on a high note.  Drivers Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi went out all guns blazing at the world class Yas Marina circuit. Adding to their enthusiasm was Bollywood beauty, Deepika Padukone who was cheering for the Force India team from the paddock. The brand ambassador for Kingfisher Airlines Deepika is one of the top actresses in Bollywood. Her popularity has been scaling new heights with her universal appeal and the recent success of ‘Love Aajkal’. Since her sensational debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Deepika has won many accolades for her performances.

Belonging to a sports family, Deepika has always been a Formula One fan with Force India being her favorite team .She always wanted to experience the thrill of watching a race live and Dr Vijay Mallya Chairman Kingfisher Airlines who also co-owns the Force India Formula One team makes her wish come true.

Deepika looked all charged up to be present there and said, “I have always loved visiting Abu Dhabi, but the energy and buzz of the place on race weekend is something else. I am here to cheer the Force India teams who have been my favorite ever since Dr Mallya launched the team last year and am very happy to see the wonderful performance they have put together this season.

It’s really exciting because I get to fulfill my long cherished desire to experience a Formula one race live.  I hear that Yas Marina Circuit is one of the best in the world and am really looking forward to experience it.It gives me a sense of supreme pride to be part of India’s team at the pinnacle of motorsport and see the Indian tricolor race on this world class race track. I thank Dr Mallya for giving me this opportunity.

About Force India:

The birth of the Force India Formula One Team heralded the start of a bold new era of Indian motorsport: the first-ever foray for an Indian team into the FIA Formula One World Championship. In 2007, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman of India's iconic UB Group and Kingfisher Airlines established a joint-venture company with the Mol family from the Netherlands to acquire the Spyker Formula One Team in October 2007.

With its dynamic name and patriotic logo incorporating the colours of the Indian flag and its chakra, the team is a sporting representation of the emerging generation of young, success-hungry, fast paced global Indians and the growing strength of India as a nation.

2009 will be the iconic team's second year of competition at the highest level of motorsport following its creation in the final months of 2007. In this short time, the team has developed a strong following throughout the sub-continent and the Indian diaspora across the globe.

Building on the strong foundations and lessons of its debut year, the new-look team will be aiming to fulfill the dreams of this passionate following with a clutch of results. Confident in ground-breaking new partnerships with the 2008 championship victor, McLaren Racing, premium engine supplier Mercedes and leading aero industry brand EADS and Dr Vijay Mallya will lead the team this year to truly become a Force to be reckoned with.

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