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Old 6th September 2010, 13:52   #61
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The winding kerbs of Cubbon Park, the Vidhana Soudha stretch and MG road long straight in Bangalore would have made a really neat circuit...wishful thinking

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Definitely will. Reason? It's an initiative by an established, well-connected, really loaded private player. I've interacted with the group in charge on an occasion and believe me, they are incredibly dedicated.
2012 release seems more realistic than 2011.
Thanks for the re-assurance GTO, will take your word.
Would be fantastic if you can spy out more scoops on the Indian F1 scene. It will sure add on to build up the excitement.
Does anyone bet on Armaan Ebrahim making it ?
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A street circuit would have done more justice and saved lots of costs, and dont tell me that there are no such roads in India.
The biggest disadvantage of a street circuit is that it would be impossible to have track days (as we do at MMSC). Where's the fun in having an F1 track which we can't enjoy ourselves?

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Just heard on NDTV, race is on - 30th Oct, 2011. WOW !!!
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Brilliant! Hope the Politicos do not mess it up big time.

Why not give FULL charge to Mallya!
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The Indian GP has been officially included into the F1 calendar as the 20th Grand Prix on the 30th of October!

The Indian GP organisers have also made an account on twitter. @IndianGP

Ain't this a great news for Indian motorsports?!
Just hope that the JP group complete the track well before the FIA's scheduled inspection in June.
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The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Indian GP circuit will be one of the fastest
Fastest track!?
Hosting MotoGP as well?
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I still am not happy with Delhi being the venue for F1.

Just a small example of CWG, the Delhi traffic jam has hit a new high.

With the F1, the whole city will be surely crippled. Not good logistically.


I want to know, is there no provision for women drivers in F1, or is there any other reason.
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Just a small example of CWG, the Delhi traffic jam has hit a new high.
The advantage of a privateer is you get foresight + action. The Jaypee dudes are stressing on public transportation (metro trains) right from Delhi to the track. There will inevitably be some chaos, yet it will be tolerable chaos.

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Why not give FULL charge to Mallya!
He's quite the task master, as is evident from Force India's turnaround. Well, I hope he has a chance to contribute in whatever way he can to the Indian F1 initiative.

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Hosting MotoGP as well?
Lots more coming up at the track . And yes, us enthusiasts will be able to rent the track around the year.
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Given Bernie Eccelstone's highly temperamental reputation, imagine him in Mike Hooper's situation.
Sure, the Indian F1 organisation may be in the hands of a better management but nevertheless, infrastructure issues could still 'dog' the situation. Seems Bernie has also commented that the F1 arrangements are in better hands.
Ironically, the CWG can help to highlight the unforseen bottlenecks and problems that may be faced. Hope the organisers are keeping a close watch.
After all, we dont wanna have stray dogs on track, do we !
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They should also consider hosting some T20 matches to bring much needed publicity to the event. LOL
Hope to drive on that track some day in a decent car, or a bike even.
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First virtual lap released! Supposed to be 2nd fastest circuit after Monza



More here : http://www.telegraphindia.com/110091...y_12922837.jsp

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/9033201.stm

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Thumbs up Ecclestone praises India F1 site!

Bernie Ecclestone happy with India Formula One site | Formula 1 | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN F1

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Before arriving in Korea on Thursday for the country's inaugural grand prix, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone visited the site of the sport's next new venue in India.

Situated 40 kilometres from Delhi, the site will host the inaugural Indian Grand Prix for the 18th race on a busy 2011 calendar. And despite recent criticism of the Indian capital's hosting of the Commonwealth Games, Ecclestone confessed himself happy with what he had seen.

"Very, very happy," he told journalists. "Much better than I thought. I have no fears about the circuit. After the Commonwealth Games, silly people said 'be careful' but I'm so happy about the progress of work. It is going to be much better than many tracks."

Ecclestone added that apart from a few minor details, the organisation of the event should run smoothly and he does not see the need to visit the site again before next year's race.

"The only thing left is more hotels coming up in surrounding areas. I will come back if necessary but I don't think it will be necessary before [the 2011 race in] October. These people are quite capable, and I don't see any problem."
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Default What it is to drive on the track:

I drove on the track, or shall we say, on whatever was available to drive on.

From the experience, I would imagine it is 60% complete. On nearly 80% of the track, only the tar surface needs to be placed, whereas the rest needs levelling, and then bits and pieces after that.

For those of you waiting for the first track day, the wait is going to be worth it. The changes in elevation are exhilarating, and the track is difficult and rewarding in equal measure.
For instance, curves are loaded with elevation changes, but as soon as you complete the turn, there lies ahead of you a beautiful expanse of about a km long stretch on which to burn fuel and rubber.

Difficult yet not frustrating. Rewarding. Beautiful.


Heck, what am I talking about? I should be glad there is an F1 track in India in the first place! But I'm happy to report, the layout and progress of the track is unprecedented in India. The construction is flowing at a heart-warming pace. (From an Indian who has seen 2 km long projects take 10 years to complete).


The track is levelled, and must say what a surface it is already!

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The grandstands-pits straight, from afar

Updates on the Indian F1 track (Buddh International Circuit)-29102010161.jpg


sorry, I'm unable to upload other pics due to size restrictions.

The start-finish straight is narrow. Should feel nice at 220 kph

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I drove on the track
Godog, lucky you!

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From the experience, I would imagine it is 60% complete.
Quite an achievement, considering we still have a full year to go, no?

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For instance, curves are loaded with elevation changes, but as soon as you complete the turn, there lies ahead of you a beautiful expanse of about a km long stretch on which to burn fuel and rubber.
I can only imagine:

a) 18,000 revvs of screaming

b) Having a track day there!

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But I'm happy to report, the layout and progress of the track is unprecedented in India. The construction is flowing at a heart-warming pace. (From an Indian who has seen 2 km long projects take 10 years to complete).
Advantage : Powerful privateer.

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sorry, I'm unable to upload other pics due to size restrictions.
Please look up this announcement thread (Uploading photographs directly to Team-BHP), resize your pics and bring the rest in, will ya!
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