Greater Noida: The glittering trophy for the 2011 Formula-1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix was unveiled by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here on Friday.

The trophy's design represents various elements abstracted from iconic references to India - its heritage and advancing technology. The trophy is finished in highly polished 24 carat gold and silver plate

It represents the domes of the Hindu temples and the Taj Mahal with eleven elements. The cup is supported on a gear or cog-like form which has been created by computer technology. The ends of the 'cogs' are shaped to represent lotus petals.

Above the inscription collar, which includes the Airtel and BIC logo on either side of the trophy title inscription, are three coloured rings in saffron, white and green representing the Indian flag. The base is made of black polyacetal with the F1 logo on the underside.

(Agencies)