The whole country is talking about the upcoming Formula One to be held this weekend at the Budh International Circuit, Noida.

The global sporting event on racing, however, does not appear to have ‘connected' with the sports loving public in Hyderabad.

Barring a few die-hard fans, who have managed to book tickets for the mega event, a majority are quite oblivious to the Formula One event to be staged this weekend.

Even restaurants, pubs and bars, which are favourite hangouts for youngsters during sporting events, have remained quite silent on Formula One.

The build-up to the event, at least in the city, has been lukewarm.

M. SAI GOPAL