Charlie Whiting impressed by Delhi F1 Circuit
February 14, 2011: Plans at the JPSIL Formula 1 circuit took yet another positive step forward following a visit to the site from FIA Race Director, Charlie Whiting. The inaugural Indian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on October 30th and work on the circuit seems to be progressing steadfast and well ahead of schedule. Bernie Ecclestone has been a major promoter of bringing Formula 1 to India and igniting huge interest in the sport through our country of a billion people.
Mr. Whiting completed his inspection of the layout in Noida on Sunday and was extremely pleased with the progress that had been made on the site. With the granular hard court layer of the surface now being completed and the run off areas for corners also nearing completion, laying of the tarmac for the track will commence on the 15th of March. Work on the service roads for the public entering the circuit along the Yamuna expressway are also well under way and should be complete ahead of the circuit's next inspection.
Vicky Chandhok, President of the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI), was present along with members of the Gaur family, the key promoters of the Indian Grand Prix, to welcome Mr. Whiting to the site and receive his nod of approval. Sameer Gaur, Managing Director of JPSI, said: "The progress since Charlie's last visit has been fairly rapid and all of us including Mr. Whiting are very pleased with the way things stand at the moment and we are looking forward to the first Indian GP. The JPSIL F1 track will be complete ahead of schedule!"
The Formula 1 Race Director and his team are expected to make several such visits to the site over the next few months to monitor the progress and ensure the developments at the home of the Indian Grand Prix continue. With the final Formula 1 inspection slated for 30th June 2011, the Indian Grand Prix looks certain to be one of the country's sporting spectacles of 2011 and a delight for the teams and Indian audiences alike.
-source: delhi f1