McLaren fly in reinforcements after food poisoning at Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on Sunday, finishing 8.4 seconds ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button, whose team had to fly in replacements from Britain after four members fell sick days before the race.

While teams have sourced some of their food locally, much of it has been flown out from Europe and drivers are being careful about what they eat in a land famed for fiery curries and consequent stomach upsets.

Sauber had a team PR fall sick but none of the other teams approached by Reuters reported any problems.

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