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Mixed impressions as personnel arrive for Indian Grand Prix // The media face a chaotic first few days in India

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Mixed impressions as personnel arrive for Indian Grand Prix
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Teams and drivers have descended upon the F1 paddock in India today for the first time, and so far we are getting mixed reports back. BBC commentator Martin Brundle is not happy with the media setup, sharing a picture on Twitter and adding: “Our commentary cell in India. No window, nowhere near track. Apologies in advance we cannot do our job properly in here.”

Radio 5Live commentator David Croft, however, isn’t worried about the facilities, saying: “So on the downside, yes there are no windows in our commentary box this weekend. On the plus side, the track is awesome and very hilly.”

We’ve also heard of a bat getting into the media centre, of many power cuts throughout the circuit, at least four, one of which came in the middle of the press conference.

Back to the track itself, Mercedes chief Ross Brawn said: “You don’t really know until cars start running around... but the track is fantastic.” Good words from Brawn, especially as no less than five drivers opted to use the word “interesting” and Felipe Massa added it is very “nice.”