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Beautiful contemporary trophy for 2012 Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix



The trophy for opening Indian Grand Prix, a Qutub Minar model designed by Jaipur craftsmen, it was showed the country’s magnificent history. The second edition Indian Grand Prix made by more gorgeous modern trophy with traditional touch.

Bangalore-based designer Michael Foley designed this trophy, the new cup combination of old and new in the appearance of F1 silverware.

The weight of Indian Grand Prix trophy is as per FIA rule and under five kg. Trophies are three different heights, the winning driver trophy, and winning constructors’ trophy at 500mm, second place winner will get 450mm, and final podium guy receive 400mm.

The colors of the Indian flag featured in the trophy, and attractive things to mirror finish inner walls. The router walls area is a combination of aluminum and stainless steel.

The red color decoration that wraps the cup is designed with title sponsors color palette, with enamel drawing inspired largely by a victory parade from ancient India.

The Trophy is designed in the form of a new-age cup, with elegant, visual interpretation of Ashok chakra at the base.

“F1 is interesting as it combines multiple aspects of sport, technology, entertainment, and youth, so we relooked the way in which the trophy has to be designed,” designer Michael Foley told The Time of INDIA.

“We combined key sensibilities of F1, India and that of the title sponsors and we found youth to be the common ground for inspiration. We built the trophy as an icon that connects with youth, something they will have a strong affinity towards,” he said

“The Chakra can be seen only when the trophy is lifted up. The red-coloured abstract image which graces the top and bottom of the outer part of the cup is that of an ancient victory procession.

“We have also played with India’s flag colours in an interesting way,” said Foley, adding the saffron, white and green hues come alive with the mystique of reflections, representing the “vibrant dynamism of India.”

“The trophy will be ready in the first week of October while the race in New Delhi is on October 28. This project has given us a great opportunity to do something on a global scale. It has provided us a great platform to express ourselves,” said Foley.

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