October 31, 2012

Bernie Ecclestone signs the first copy of the Formula 1 Opus

Following the grand entry of Opus in India recently, the Formula 1 fans on the race day were delighted with a special ceremony at Buddh International Circuit. Bernie Ecclestone, CEO, Formula 1 himself signed the Champions Edition, along with Politician Omar
Abdullah, Ad Man Suhel Seth, Film Actor Gul Panag, the man who played a key role in bringing Formula 1 to India, Sameer Gaur (CEO, JPSI) and cricketer Harbhajan Singh. Present at this special ceremony were F1 drivers, politicians, cricketers, and actors.

Among others who signed this special copy were, TimoGlock F1 Driver for Marussia, Monisha Kaltenborn Team principal of Sauber Teamand Jean-Eric Vergne Driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

In addition bidding commenced for the much sought after Number 1 copy of the Official Formula 1 Opus as it embarks on a global tour visiting 20 countries around the world during the F1 calendar. The special Number 1 copy will be signed by VIPs from the world of Formula 1 and celebrity fans and ultimately returning to Delhi to be auctioned for a collection of charities back in Delhi during the 2013 Grand Prix weekend. The Number 1 copy will leave India this year with a starting bid of $100,000.

"This is it - the definitive guide to the excitement, competition, behind the scenes and the glamour of the greatest sport in the world - Formula 1. The amount of research and detailing that has been put behind every single element of Official F1 Champions Edition Opus is unparalleled. It is a must have for those who eat, breath and live Formula 1," said Bernie Ecclestone.

Karl Fowler, CEO and Founder, Opus Media Group said, "We are extremely excited to enter India which is certain to establish itself in the years to come as a prominent market for Opus, as is evident from the response we have already begun to receive from our esteemed customers. With the country gripped by the F1 ecstasy, there was no better platform to introduce the Champions edition of the Official F1 Opus, than right here, at the center-stage of all the action. We are looking forward to a long and successful alliance with our collaborators RK Global and to celebrate a noteworthy innings in India."

Amit Bhagchandka, Group CEO, RK Global said, "It is a matter of immense pride and is truly humbling for RK Global to collaborate with a publishing house of the stature of Opus Media Group in India. The surge in India's luxury market is testimony to the fact that this timeless offering is certain to strike a lasting connect with the Indian audiences. On behalf of RK Global, we would like to extend our gratitude towards Omar Abdullah, Gul Panag and Harbhajan Singh for gracing the occasion by signing the very prestigious Official F1 Opus."

The Official Formula1 Opus illuminates the history of this exhilarating sport in a never been told manner; featuring numerous exclusive interviews and truly stunning imagery on an unprecedented scale. It is a joyous celebration of Formula 1 motor racing - the definitive story that will take the reader on a journey from the era of swashbuckling heroes who took to the streets of Paris in their quest for speed, to the high tech, high-octane world of the modern sport.

At half-a-metre-square, 852 pages long and weighing a massive 37 kg, The Official Formula 1 Opus is the biggest and heaviest publication ever on Formula One racing ever created. Each edition has been painstakingly hand-bound in the finest leather and silk, with over 50 per cent of the content newly and exclusively commissioned for the Opus.


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