'No problem' with India GP plans - promoter

Organisers are pressing ahead with plans to bring Formula One to India despite the government declining to give financial support. In August, it was reported that the Indian government refused promoter JPSK's request for $36.5m to be paid to ...

Organisers are pressing ahead with plans to bring Formula One to India despite the government declining to give financial support.

In August, it was reported that the Indian government refused promoter JPSK's request for $36.5m to be paid to Formula One Administration.

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone then failed to make his scheduled trip to India last month for the laying of the circuit's foundation stone on the outskirts of New Delhi.

But JPSK managing director Sameer Gaur said on Sunday that "there will be no problem whatsoever" with the delivery of an inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

"It's premature to disclose the details and when time comes, we will share everything.

"The construction work for the race track is in full swing and it will definitely be ready before 2011," he told the Press Trust of India news agency.

And as for Ecclestone's failure to travel to India late last month, Gaur added: "(He) was to come here in October, that is what we also heard. But then he is an extremely busy person."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone