FIA To Approve India Track This Month

By: GMM

F1's governing body will inspect the new Indian grand prix venue at the end of August.

Charlie Whiting during his inspection of the Korean International Circuit in 2010
Charlie Whiting during his inspection of the Korean International Circuit in 2010

The Buddh circuit near New Delhi is nearing completion ahead of its inaugural Formula One race on October 30.

The Asian Age reports that FIA official Charlie Whiting will inspect the venue so that it can be homologated on September 1.

"We have been sending reports to the FIA on a fortnightly basis and they are completely satisfied with the progress," said Indian motor sport clubs president Vicky Chandhok.

"Actually the final inspection was scheduled for the first week of August and the track was ready for it. But (Whiting) confirmed that he will be coming to New Delhi only on August 31."

The report said the pits, grandstands, hospitality area and media centre are complete, with the final layer of asphalt to be laid in mid September.

"The basic track is ready with kerbs and tecpro barriers in place," added Chandhok.

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