A stray dog delayed the first ever practice session at India's new Buddh circuit early on Friday.
The black dog caused a five minute delay until it was chased down by officials at the smog-affected venue.
In 2008 in Turkey, Bruno Senna struck and killed a dog at speed with his GP2 car, damaging his suspension.
Another point of note on Friday was fastest driver Lewis Hamilton's helmet, which unusually featured a picture of Bob Marley on the top.
A day after the 2008 world champion confirmed his split with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, many wondered if the Briton was referring to the Marley song 'No woman no cry'.
In fact, the reference was to the song 'One love', featuring the lyrics 'Let's get together and feel all right'.
Hamilton told reporters on Thursday: "These times are sent to try you. And it's about how you pull through them."