Though the Indian Grand Prix was a huge success for the second season running, a family from Spain who had come to the BIC to watch top drivers racing, were disappointed with the hospitality of the F1 organisers, in spite of having a grandstand ticket.
THE INDIAN Grand Prix was one of the most awaited annual event as far as motor sports fans in India were concerned. So, on Sunday, there were fans who had travelled the width and breadth of the country to watch the second Indian Grand Prix, after its success in its debut last year. Though, noticeable enough, there was a dip in the number of footfalls as compared to last year.
Still, this year, it was not only Indians who had turned up for the event, but also foreigners from across the world who had booked their ticket to be part of the new Indian sporting venture – F1, which is gradually picking up in India.
The Grand Prix was a heart-warming experience for many non-Indians who had come to the Buddh International circuit for the first time with a touch of Indian culture on display. But, not all were happy with the quality of organization in the BIC. A lady from Spain, an F1 fan, was not happy with the Indian Grand Prix, in spite of having one of the most expensive grandstand tickets.
In this nnis video, she said, “We have paid 21,000 Rupees for grandstand ticket and we have virtually no view, no audio facility and a security guard who stands at the front of the chequered flag line.” These kind of things need to be taken care of by the organisers in order to receive positive feedback from fans who turned out at this venue and play an important role in generating revenue. Only taking care of the BIC, F1 teams and avoiding the fans may hit back at the Indian Grand Prix. These fans pay huge money to watch the fastest drivers in the world.
The Spanish lady had come to the venue along with 2 more family members. She further added, “We have paid top price for these tickets, and we have no facilities whatsoever, whole holiday ending here has been spoilt and also spoil F1 and you are taking money from F1 fans and you are not giving the basic facilities.”
Other Grand Prix around the world have been hugely successful not only because of the way they take care of the drivers, teams and the circuit, but also the manner in which they keep the spectators in high regard.