The hoardings are up, circuit lines freshly painted and the desert dust wiped off the greenery and grandstands.
The Buddh International Circuit in the outskirts of New Delhi is all set for the third Indian Grand Prix this weekend when the country will play host to a flashy mix of marketing glitz, technological wizardry and glamor.
But this year, the excitement is being eclipsed by speculation this could be the last grand prix in India, at least for now.
India has been scrapped from the 2014 calendar. Formula One Management (FOM) says it will be back in 2015, but there are fears it may never return.
"If we can bring F1 back in 2015 then the miss of 2014 is not crucial. If we try to go beyond 2015, it will be very difficult to bring F1 back," President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India Vicky Chandhok says.
Organizers blame scheduling changes and the depreciating rupee, which has fallen 40% against the dollar in the past two years, making one of the world's most expensive sporting events unsustainable.
The uncertainty also comes amid declining local interest and following a petition being lodged with the Supreme Court to cancel the race, following claims that were denied by the organizers that taxes had not been paid from last year. The hearing has been pushed back to next week.
One hundred thousand tickets were sold during India's debut grand prix in 2011. Organizers say they'd be lucky if they sold half of that now even though prices have been slashed to fill seats.
"The first year there's always a buzz, in the second year we saw a declining trend and now in the third year you get a sense of the real picture," Chandhok says.
With little mass appeal in cricket crazy India, critics wonder if bringing F1 to India was ever a good idea.
But the lure of Formula One is never just about fast cars.
"Remember Formula One is not sustainable anywhere, unless its part of a larger product. Here the idea is you're building a sports city, a cricket ground, apartments, expressways, it's part of a much larger project therefore it makes sense," Chandhok says.
An entire township was built around the Buddh International circuit.
The Indian construction giant and F1 promoter Jaypee Group invested $300 million on a state-of-the-art track.
There is some concern when the Formula One circus leaves town next week, a very expensive white elephant will be left behind.
However, the idea is not to make money off the race alone but the real estate around it.
Sixteen-hundred apartments were sold just a few months ago.
Still, Jaypee Group says the Indian government should contribute to ensure Formula One stays in India.
"In 17 of the 19 F1 host countries, the governments support Formula 1, the tourism industry tries to promote it. In India that has unfortunately not happened," says Jaypee Group spokesman Askari Zaidi.
Organizers say the government should consider the tourism and prestige Formula One can bring to a developing nation like India.
"You've got five billion viewers per annum watching F1 (a figure backed up by industry insiders Formula One Money), and India is going to viewed through the eyes of a camera for two hours on Sunday and three hours on Saturday. That's plenty of eyeballs and PR time for the country."
But first, Formula One will need to appeal to more Indians.
The crowds may have diminished but the hopes for keeping Formula One in India have not.