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Sachin Tendulkar’s passion for Formula One is well known and as India hosts its first Grand Prix in Delhi at the end of the month, he could likely be waving the chequered flag. When Brazil staged its first Grand Prix in 2002, the football legend Pele was given the same honour.
The organisers, Jaypee Sports, have put Tendulkar’s name forward to the F1 management, who will take the final call. “Sachin's love for motorsport is well known, and he is also the biggest sporting icon of the country,” Jaypee's vice-president of communications, Askari Zaidi, told the Hindustan Times. “It’s only logical that we nominate him.”
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