Indian F1 Grand Prix 2012 at Buddh International Circuit


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Thanx for the pix... Looks lotta incomplete. Hope things are in control and doesnt go the commonwealth / Eden Gardens World Cup Match way
 
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Indian government manages to slow down F1

The first edition of the Indian F1 GP has run into trouble, with the India government demanding customs duty on the goods that will be brought to the country for the race. This includes the cars themselves, the tractor-trailers that transport them, the associated things like laptops and tyres, right down to the hospitality homes which are a standard fixture for any race. The customs department expects the organisers to deposit a duty of Rs 600 crore or more in advance for all the equipment to be imported to India. Jaypee Sports India (JPSI) have been asking for a customs bonded area for Formula One, as practiced worldwide. This channel allows cargo to be moved directly to the race track from the airport, for the setup and post race is immediately flown out of the country. However, the relevant government department wants customs to be deposited in advance and says that the deposit will be returned to organisers post race, after a two per cent deduction.

The organisers have requested the government to extend support similar to the cricket world-cup and Common wealth games, but the Indian government classifies Formula One as entertainment and not a sport, and is unwilling to extend any support. Ironically, the Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI) is recognized as a national sports federation. Also, according to a sports ministry letter dated August 10, the organisers are expected to make a contribution of Rs 10 crore annually to National Sports Development Fund to set up sports academies, for the entire five year duration of the contract – from 2011 to 2015.

source- Indian government manages to slow down F1 | Latest Autos & Car News | OnCars.in
 
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Here's a beautiful bird's eye view of Buddh International Circuit.

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Hey guys but check the reality of the track.
I am hoping there should not be another CWG mess.
Hope they speed up the work before Race day.

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F1 authorities have visited as recently as last week and has approved it. So I think this will not go the CWG way.

But its a strange feeling. To wake up and realise that the next racing destination for Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton and of course a legend called Schumacher is India.

Heard that Button has already made his plans fpr Agra
 
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