The trophies to be presented at the Airtel Grand Prix of India on October 30 will feature symbols which are very Indian to the core.

Special care has been taken to include icons of the country in the four trophies (three for drivers and one for constructor), handcrafted by British silversmith Richard Fox.

According to Fox, who has been designing the trophies for motor racing and other sports for the last few decades, the top of the main trophy was gold plated with the Taj Mahal and a temple engraved on it.

“We have tried to combine culture with modern technology of India. The F1 track represents the zenith of technology,” Fox told The Hindu from London on Monday.

He said other Indian icons like the tricolour and the lotus had also found a place in the trophies.

Fox said the trophies would be of 0.5m in height and five kg in weight.

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