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Kevin Pietersen set to cheer for Force India in Silverstone

June 17, 2009 20:37 IST

Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen is likely to root for Force India in the Sunday's British Grand Prix, Chairman of the Formula One outfit Vijay Mallya said.

With the team unveiling a new aero package for its home race, Mallya said British Grand Prix is quite a special event for the outfit and Pietersen, who briefly led the Mallya-owned Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League, is likely to add sheen to the event.

"The World Twenty20 is on, so all my cricket friends are in the UK. Kevin Pietersen will probably attend - as you know he plays for my team," Mallya said.

"There will be a lot of people from India and South Africa, so I am looking forward to a good mix of all my business interests," he added.

Force India will also be hosting a darts evening with Bobby George, the legendary British darts champion, throwing some arrows in the Force India motorhome on Saturday night.

Insisting it's a special race for the team, Mallya said, "Absolutely, the home team is playing on the home ground. Because it's home to us, Silverstone is special and we're unveiling a new package for Silverstone. And hopefully we'll get the improved performance out of the car and get to Q2 without difficulty."

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