India prepares to welcome Formula One

Published 1348 GMT (2148 HKT) October 28, 2011
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A dog runs across the track at the Buddh International Circuit before Friday's opening practice session for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Getty Images
The circuit, which was officially opened on October 18, is based in Greater Noida, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Getty Images
Workers carry grass as they make final preparations the day before opening practice. Getty Images
The so-called "stairway to heaven" at the Race Control building has caused some bemusement -- the staircase goes off the edge of the roof. Getty Images
Journalists reported that the finishing touches were still being put on the the circuit this week. Here workers wash the track. Getty Images
McLaren's former world champion driver Jenson Button hitches a ride in an autorickshaw as he inspects the track on Thursday. Getty Images