India have been invited to participate in the December 14-16 event for the first time since its introduction in 1988.
India bid a fond farewell to seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher on Sunday as the great who got young sports fans in the country hooked on Formula One competed in the country for the last time.
The seven-time world champion said his main focus will be on notching some points for Mercedes at Indian GP.
CNN-IBN's Formula One experts praise the former world champion and also look ahead to the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix.
The former world champion is looking forward to a good show at the forthcoming Indian Grand Prix.
The most celebrated driver in F-1 history with 91-race victories hasn't won anything after his comeback three seasons ago.
Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, who is going to retire after the ongoing season, expects the 2012 Indian Grand Prix to be a hit like it was last year.
Schumacher had finished fifth just ahead of Rosberg in the last edition, won by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
The seven-time champion, who is retiring next month, revealed that he was thinking of getting involved in Western Riding Competitions.
Schumacher was summoned to the stewards for holding up the HRTs of Pedro de la Rosa and Karthikeyan.
Vettel was 0.032 seconds faster than Webber at the Yeongam circuit followed by Alonso (0.328s).
Schumacher went wide into the Spoon corner and lost control with the car slewing sideways into the tyre wall.
Seven-times world Formula One champion is to retire from the sport for a second time at the end of the season.
Mercedes principal has said, Schumacher could play a role in the team next season.
Hamilton moves to Mercedes, replacing seven-time champion Michael Schumacher in a major shakeup that also saw Sergio Perez sign with McLaren.
The 43-year-old German, the sport's most successful driver who ended three years of retirement to come back in 2010 with Mercedes, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Schumacher posted a time of 1 minute 25.422 seconds in his Mercedes, edging Jenson Button by 0.301 seconds. Nico Rosberg was third.
McLaren rejected a report suggesting Lewis Hamilton was set to leave them and replace Schumacher at Mercedes.
The seven-times world champion's problems began on the grid and ended with an early retirement.
While Schumacher crashed near the end of a wet second practice and appeared to be unhurt.