Troubled Indian businessman Vijay Mallya on Friday made a rare public appearance in the United Kingdom when he attended the team bosses press conference ahead of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.
Mallya, who has been in the UK since March, has been declared a ‘proclaimed offender’ by a special court in a money laundering case back home. The creditors in India have also been trying to recover dues of Rs. 9,000 crore owed by his long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines.
It is be the first time this season that Force India boss Vijay Mallya was seen in the paddock.
The liquor baron is going through tough times but his team Force India has had a successful season so far.
The British Grand Prix is considered a home race for Force India, whose factory is a stone’s throw away from the circuit.