Indian GP 2013 Preview

Still, general grip level at this circuit is low. The first sector demands high levels of traction and braking, and of course, outright top speed. The nature of the track changes as the cars enter the sequence of medium-speed and fast corners, leading into a long, challenging set of right-handers at the parabolica.

Much like last year, the teams may go for a one-stop race this time around too – which could make things quite dull. Duller even than the 2012 Indian GP. And with the Red Bulls getting stronger by the race, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the infamous finger up in the air on Saturday evening again. However, it would be foolish to rule Lewis Hamilton out of contention for pole because Mercedes seems to have what it takes to shine on a Saturday afternoon.