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Old 18th September 2011, 11:42   #271
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Please read item 6 of the List of Prohibited items (refer Book my Show or Jaypee websites) -

"Professional audio visual equipment, professional cameras"

Digital Cameras & Camcorders do not fall within the definition of "Professional" audio visual equipment or cameras. Heck, even DSLRs don't. As I have mentioned earlier on this thread, no one stopped us from carrying this stuff at the Malaysian & Singapore GPs - the rules are the same for the Indian GP as well.

People planning to carry in tripods or 100-400mm type of zoom lens etc may be asking for trouble.
Suman, your reply is reassuring and thanks for this as I share the same logic with you. The problem as I see it is that the security guards at the gates may not not know how to deal with me as I walk in with a DSLR and a 200mm lens. Or will they?
I too checked with people who have been to F1 at Sepang and Singapore and they never had an issue with a DSLR and a longish lens - agreed 400 mm and bigger behemoths will be intimidating and so will tripods - so plan to carry my gear light without trying to look 'Pro' ! Guess will gage the reactions at the gate on the practice days..
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And to top it all - There are NO lockers where you can deposit the "prohibited" items either!
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Mercedes-Benz, the automotive partner for all motor sporting events at the Greater Noida circuit for two years, is offering people who buy its cars in September and October a free drive on the track in the days after the F1 race.
Source : Why Jaypee invested $400 million in F1 race when the project will make the group lose $35 million every year - The Economic Times

Any info on this from Mercedes dealers.

Cheers!

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I am surprised to see that this is still going on:
Whitmarsh admits Indian Grand Prix tax issue still a concern - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

I thought it was already sorted?

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I think the Indian govt. is just feeling left out in this.

'What! They are bringing in such a big sport (read entertainment show) to India and we couldn't cash in on it!"

The whole world is fighting over a spot in the calendar and India got it so easily. Wish the govt. realized how big this event is and what it will do for our country. Instead of encouraging all this international attention they are trying their best to remind everyone of CWG and how pathetic and corrupt the Indian govt. is.
Lets hope for the best but be prepared for the worst
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[quote=RM Motorsports;2528199]Buddh International Circuit - Virtual Lap


Awesome!!! Cant wait to see this stuff in real!
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Not very pleasant news :

Noida farmers to hold up F1 event if demands not met - The Times of India

Though I'm sure, as is the case with most Indian events, in the end everything will be fine and we'll have photos of officials with Victory signs on the front page.

Because, Sirji, this is India and sab kuch "chalta hai".

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Not very pleasant news :

Noida farmers to hold up F1 event if demands not met - The Times of India

Though I'm sure, as is the case with most Indian events, in the end everything will be fine and we'll have photos of officials with Victory signs on the front page.

Because, Sirji, this is India and sab kuch "chalta hai".
Yeah. With so much of varied and vested interest, i dont think any event can be organised flawlessly in our country. Thats a small price we pay for our Democracy
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Drivers face taxing time in India!

Source : Formula One drivers face taxing time in India | Indian Grand Prix | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN F1

While the Indian Grand Prix import duty tax row appears to have been resolved, concerns about punitive levels of tax for teams and drivers have not been so easily assuaged.

Negotiations with the relevant Indian authorities are still ongoing, but the Formula One world is worried that a race in India will see teams and drivers alike paying income tax in India - on a reported 1/19th of their annual earnings - as a consequence of spending less than a week racing in the country.

There has been no mention of similar tax demands on the media or team support staff, triggering the suspicion that the income tax row is merely an attempt to eke extra money out of what will be an expensive event to host. Tax law varies around the world, but it is highly unusual to pay income tax in a country one is simply visiting for the purpose of work.

FOTA chairman and McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted to some concerns about the possible tax penalties of racing in India, but was unable to shed any light on the current state of affairs. "There are some concerns, and it's a concern for drivers as well as teams. It's quite a tough tax regime, but I'm certainly not competent to tell you exactly where we're at," Whitmarsh said. "But there is quite a lot of negotiation and discussion going on. I am sure we will race in India, but we need to resolve some of those issues."
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Drivers face taxing time in India!

Source : Formula One drivers face taxing time in India | Indian Grand Prix | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN F1

While the Indian Grand Prix import duty tax row appears to have been resolved, concerns about punitive levels of tax for teams and drivers have not been so easily assuaged.

Negotiations with the relevant Indian authorities are still ongoing, but the Formula One world is worried that a race in India will see teams and drivers alike paying income tax in India - on a reported 1/19th of their annual earnings - as a consequence of spending less than a week racing in the country.

There has been no mention of similar tax demands on the media or team support staff, triggering the suspicion that the income tax row is merely an attempt to eke extra money out of what will be an expensive event to host. Tax law varies around the world, but it is highly unusual to pay income tax in a country one is simply visiting for the purpose of work.

FOTA chairman and McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted to some concerns about the possible tax penalties of racing in India, but was unable to shed any light on the current state of affairs. "There are some concerns, and it's a concern for drivers as well as teams. It's quite a tough tax regime, but I'm certainly not competent to tell you exactly where we're at," Whitmarsh said. "But there is quite a lot of negotiation and discussion going on. I am sure we will race in India, but we need to resolve some of those issues."

o, HA HA HA!!!!
this is hilarious!!

It seems the f1 drivers and teams beat up our tax guys in some back alley melee in monaco/valencia/wherever.
You know, how you beat up some guy for picking on you/GF/car etc?
and while limping off he says "tu aa, dekh lunga tujhe"
(you come to my yard, ill fix you up proper)

well, seems like f1 is in the tax guys yard now!!


this is absolutely pathetic, these guys are behaving like they have been brought up to behave, like pathetic vultures.
"arrey, long term?
whats long term?
how the hell do you think i am going to pay for my new 600 sq yard villa?
how will my son drive an audi to college?
you will give the money?"

new low for fleecing what are, basically, tourists.
release the touts please.
this is much more massive, and brazen!


If i were part of the f1 tank, i know I would definitely veto a return to this venue
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Drivers face taxing time in India!

Tax law varies around the world, but it is highly unusual to pay income tax in a country one is simply visiting for the purpose of work.
I am sorry but what is unusual about this? Any one who travels for work does pay taxes in that country if he/she gets paid for that. Don't we pay taxes abroad when we travel for work? (And please don't count working on business visas which is illegal anyway).

Though it's not unusual for them to cry hoarse. Most drivers live in Monaco or Switzerland to avoid income-tax in their home countries.
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I am sorry but what is unusual about this? Any one who travels for work does pay taxes in that country if he/she gets paid for that. Don't we pay taxes abroad when we travel for work? (And please don't count working on business visas which is illegal anyway).

Though it's not unusual for them to cry hoarse. Most drivers live in Monaco or Switzerland to avoid income-tax in their home countries.
open and shut, is this taxation allowed ?
asking genuinely.
Do the IT laws permit taxation for "working" here for under a month?
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I drove our track in the F1 2011 game too . Good straight speed and little tricky blind corners . Should be a good track to watch and drive .
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Here are the latest photos of the Track! From the Indian GP twitter page.

Enjoy guys!
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Here are the latest photos of the Track! From the Indian GP twitter page.

Enjoy guys!
Thanks anekho, the pics are real treat looks like everything is all set and ready to welcome F1 into India, I wish everything goes smooth and its a successful event. Good job by the event organizers.

-Sajan
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