Stage set for Hamilton to scorch BKC roads
The decks have been cleared for the ace British driver to enthrall thousands of Formula One fans at BKC in his MP4-27 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes car following permission granted for the event by the Mumbai police yesterday.
"Permission for the Vodafone event has been granted," Additional Police Commissioner Vishwas Nagre Patil told PTI.
Interest for the 'Vodafone Speed Fest' has heightened as McLaren's Hamilton, the 2008 Formula One Champion, is coming down to Mumbai after winning the Italian GP last Sunday, his third win of the season, and a week ahead of the Singapore GP.
Police have given a list of 'Dos and Don'ts' to the organisers and asked them to ensure proper barricading for the speed run to be held tomorrow evening at 6 30 pm.
The organisers are expecting about 40,000 people for the event, police said.
Last year, Hamilton had participated in a similar event in Bangalore.
"I had a wonderful experience in Bangalore last year and this year I am hoping that the excitement will be faster, smarter and better in Mumbai," the F1 driver has said ahead of the speed fest.
This year's event was shifted from Marine Drive to BKC following objections from the residents of the picturesque south Mumbai venue.