The 2013 Indian Grand Prix takes place between the 25th and the 27th october, 2013, at the Buddh International Circuit, in Greater Noida. It is the third edition of the Grand Prix, since the inaugural round in 2011.
Bangalore-based designer, Michael Foley has designed this season’s winner’s trophy, and says it has been inspired by the Ashok Chakra. Much like the 24 spokes of the Ashok Chakra, the trophy is created with 24 metal slivers assembled around an axis. The material used to make the trophy is light-weight Aluminium, used in aircraft manufacture.
The colours of the national flag, saffron, green and while are embedded in the gaps between the slivers, and the final look of the trophy is completed by the mixture of metallic black, red and sliver of the aluminium, created by ion-plating and anodizing of the material.
Designer Michael Foley said, “The trophy is an interesting combination of sports, technology, glamour, entertainment and youth, and we wanted the trophy to reflect each of these elements. After a lot of design work, we finally arrived at a trophy that is a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional India.”
This trophy may well find a home in the cabinet of title leader Sebastian Vettel, although the fighting spirit of Lewis Hamilton and Alonso can never be dismissed.