Istanbul: Formula One drivers along with world champion Sebastian Vettel are excited about racing in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix scheduled Oct 28-30 in New Delhi.

Vettel, who won the Turkish Grand Prix and has won three out of the four races in the season so far, is looking forward to race on the newly-named Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

“We are looking forward to the race. We have heard a lot of things, a lot of good things,” said Vettel.

The race in China and Turkey could not attract huge crowds but Vettel is expecting a sell out for Indian GP.

“One thing I heard is that it will be sold out and that there will be a lot of people there, so this will be fantastic,” he said.

Mark Webber, Vettel's teammate at Red Bull, was confident that the organisers will host a successful race and hoped to meet some of the Indian cricketers during the mega event.

“India has had some big events over the last few years, with the Commonwealth Games and the cricket World Cup - I don't know which side won the World Cup - yes I do - but I am looking forward to going out there. Formula One going there is a big event, it should go smoothly. All of us always love to go to new venues, it's a beautiful country in many areas, so I am looking forward to going to experience it and have some of the cricket players come and say hello to us guys,” said Webber.

The whole of F1 fraternity will be camping in New Delhi for a week and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso is relishing the prospect of visiting India for the first time.   

(Agencies)