Five themes to watch for in India

Five themes to watch for in India

Will the dusty track affect the race as much as expected? Will Vettel decide to help Webber? And will we see more interruptions in the race? Edd Straw runs over the talking points after qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix

Dusty days

The Buddh International Circuit is nothing if not dusty. While the track configuration should lend itself to overtaking, the lack of grip off-line is going to make it difficult to pass. A lot will depend on how the DRS zones, located on the start/finish straight and the long run to the Turn 4 right-hander, pan out.

Most likely, a driver is going to need to be ahead into the braking zone to make anything stick - and then hope that the dust picked up on their tyres doesn't cost them too much grip in the next few corners as they clean up. Unfortunately, a late-braking move up the inside will likely result only in running far too deep into the corner.

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