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Old 20th May 2011, 12:47   #106
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regarding the move, its bad yes, that maybe the scheduled race wont happen, but a later one will.
but hey-ay!!
f1 finale in delhi, awesome!!!
There is more to see my friends.....Just wait for the next 3 months.

With our kind of bureaucratic set-up, i really doubt this years Indian GP will ever happen
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^^
kinda agree with you, much as the heart wishes all goes well.
we may have cops turning up when the cars are lined up on the starting grid,"ke ho raha, bhai??permssion na hai!"

(remember bryan adams?)

all jokes and speculations aside, post everyone saying CWG wont happen, when push came to shove, it got pulled off(no discussing/bringing up anything else in that context here, please!!), we could see this happening.
fingers crossed.
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So if it does get pushed, what will it mean for the Metallica concert as a part of the F1 Rocks? And if that doesnt happen, will Metallica still be touring Bangalore? Sigh!! The trouble fans of Metallica and F1 have to go through due to this uncertainty.

On the other hand, does anyone know if the Budh Circuit will host other races like in other circuits? Or is it planned only for F1 this time around?

I really hope it happens on October because of the additional fact that Metallica will be there. But personally, I am still okay with December timeframe. Will make my schedule and 'getting away from wife' plan easier.
Finger and toes, all crossed!!
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So if it does get pushed, what will it mean for the Metallica concert as a part of the F1 Rocks? And if that doesnt happen, will Metallica still be touring Bangalore? Sigh!! The trouble fans of Metallica and F1 have to go through due to this uncertainty.

On the other hand, does anyone know if the Budh Circuit will host other races like in other circuits? Or is it planned only for F1 this time around?

I really hope it happens on October because of the additional fact that Metallica will be there. But personally, I am still okay with December timeframe. Will make my schedule and 'getting away from wife' plan easier.
Finger and toes, all crossed!!
Oh man, i had not figured on that!
metallica was appearing as part of the "F1 rocks!!" bash, so i suppose f1 will rock without metallica, cos i dont see these guys "accomodating" the shift of the race to their schedules......
chalo, no problem, thats one dilemma(logistical, and finacial ) solved!
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Certain F1 teams have already voiced their disapproval of moving the Indian GP to december. Ross Brawn has gone on record saying that his employees might get fed up of the long season.

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With our kind of bureaucratic set-up, i really doubt this years Indian GP will ever happen
Have faith. Jaypee has been known to deliver. If the Indian GP gets bumped to december, it might work in our favour as it gives the organizers more time to prepare and also the added excitement of being the last race of the year. Hopefully Vettel and Redbull would not have run away with the title by then!

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There is more to see my friends.....Just wait for the next 3 months.

With our kind of bureaucratic set-up, i really doubt this years Indian GP will ever happen
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^^
kinda agree with you, much as the heart wishes all goes well.
we may have cops turning up when the cars are lined up on the starting grid,"ke ho raha, bhai??permssion na hai!"

(remember bryan adams?)

all jokes and speculations aside, post everyone saying CWG wont happen, when push came to shove, it got pulled off(no discussing/bringing up anything else in that context here, please!!), we could see this happening.
fingers crossed.

On the contrary, for an event of this magnitude, where National Pride is more important than everything else, all clearances are available from the lowest rung Babu to the Prime Minister. It is not just the Jaypee Group or the Uttar Pradesh Government whose reputation is at stake. This is not a boy-band or Punjabi Pop Singer's performance, there is more to tilt the balance in the event's favor. A la CWG, everything including charges of embezzlement should be expected to be kept at bay in order to make the event go smoothly. Rest assured, all political big-wigs will descend on the venue once the race finally happens. Rahul Gandhi is not just actively politicizing Greater Noida, he is also a speed-freak, remember?
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Indian Grand Prix will be now 2011 F1's season finale!

WOW! can't ask for more. Date will be more or less on December 11th (teams are already voicing against it)

Source : autosport.com - F1 News: FIA reinstates Bahrain Grand Prix

FIA reinstates Bahrain Grand Prix

The Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead this year after Formula 1's ruling body, the FIA, voted in favour of reinstating the race on Friday.

The race was scheduled to open the 2011 season in March, but was postponed due to the unrest in the country.

A decision was expected on May 1, but the FIA decided to give Bahrain until today before making a decision on the future of this year's race.

On Friday, the governing body's World Motor Sport Council met in Barcelona to vote, and gave the green light for the Bahrain Grand Prix to take place this year.

The event has been given an October 30 date, which is likely to mean the Indian Grand Prix moves to December 4 or December 11, the latest finish to a season since 1963, although the FIA did not confirm the date for the race.

Indian GP officials said they welcomed the season finale slot.

The season will also comprise a record 20 races.

The FIA said in a statement that the WMSC had "unanimously" agreed to reinstate Bahrain.

"Following a fact-finding mission undertaken at the request of FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Vice President Carlos Gracia visited Bahrain on 31 May 2011 to assess the situation in the country," said the statement.

"Meetings were conducted with the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Bahrain Motor Federation and Bahrain International Circuit, as well as other national and international organisations including Mr. Tariq Al Saffar at the National Institute of Human Rights. It should be noted that the recent announcement by the King of Bahrain has established a political dialogue and reconciliation process.

"After considering all the factors and taking into consideration all stakeholders' concerns, the WMSC unanimously agreed to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix in the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.

"This decision reflects the spirit of reconciliation in Bahrain, which is evident from the strong support the race receives from the Government and all major parties in Bahrain, including the largest opposition group, all of whom endorse the Formula One Grand Prix and motor sport in the country.

"The WMSC feels that reinstating the Grand Prix is a means of helping to unite people as the country looks to move forward, and also recognises the commitment made by the Formula One teams, their employees and families, and personnel associated with the Championship including the local team of volunteers who are so vital to the event."

The Bahrain International Circuit welcomed the FIA decision.

"This is welcome news for all of Bahrain," said Zayed R. Alzayani, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit. "As a country we have faced a difficult time, but stability has returned; with businesses operating close to normal, the State of National Safety lifted and countries removing travel restrictions.

"Collectively, we are in the process of addressing issues of national and international concern, and learning lessons from the recent past. By the time the Grand Prix arrives we will be able to remind the world about Bahrain at its best.

"The Bahrain Grand Prix has always been a source of national pride and it is an event than transcends politics. Not only does it receive strong support from the Government, but also from all major parties in Bahrain, including our largest opposition group, Al Wefaq, who yesterday endorsed both the BIC and motor-racing in Bahrain.

"Importantly, it will also offer a significant boost to the economy. The Grand Prix attracts 100,000 visitors, supports 3,000 jobs and generates around $500m of economic benefit. Its positive effect will be felt throughout the country.

"On behalf of Bahrain, I would like to thank Bernie Ecclestone, Jean Todt and the FIA and the rest of the motorsport community for the support and understanding they have extended to us this year."

Mercedes GP boss Ross Brawn revealed earlier this week that Formula 1 teams had informed Bernie Ecclestone that a December 11 finale was "totally unacceptable".

"I think it is unacceptable and we've told Bernie that and he knows our opinion," said Brawn. "If we continue to take those sort of approaches then we will run into problems because our people cannot be expected to work in that environment and situation, so I think it is totally unacceptable."

Red Bull said in a short statement that the Formula One Teams' Association would discuss the decision internally.

"Red Bull Racing has acknowledged the FIA World Motor Sport Council's decision to go ahead with the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix.

"We will go through the correct channels and discuss this decision within the appropriate forum with the other F1 teams and our fellow FOTA members."
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Im not a big fan of favouring race in december. Reason is this - this years season could be wrapped up by vettle 3 or 4 races from the end. Hence october could have been a thrilling race for a inagural gp.
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Arrow Bahrain gives up on 2011 race. Indian GP back to October 30th!

Bahrain gives up on 2011 race

Source : autosport.com - F1 News: Bahrain gives up on 2011 race

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have now given up on their hopes of holding a Formula 1 race this year, leaving the way open for India to have its October 30 date reinstated. After a dramatic six days since last Friday's decision by the FIA to slot the Bahrain GP back in the calendar and push India to December 11, chiefs at the Sakhir circuit acknowledged on Thursday night that the race was now definitely off.

Earlier in the day FIA president Jean Todt said he had asked Bernie Ecclestone to resubmit a calendar in the wake of complaints from teams about the logistical problems of racing in Bahrain and extending the season into December.

With that decision leaving the way open for Ecclestone to remove Bahrain from the calendar, chiefs from the Gulf island state acknowledged that there was no chance of the race taking place this year.

Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed R Alzayani said that, with teams unhappy about the calendar reshuffle, there was little point in pushing for an event that would lead to problems for F1's competitors.
"Whilst Bahrain would have been delighted to see the grand prix progress on October 30th in-line with the World Motor Sport Council's decision, it has been made clear that this fixture cannot progress and we fully respect that decision," he said in a statement.

"Bahrain has always sought to play a positive role in the continued development of Formula 1, from pioneering F1 racing in the Middle East, to helping other countries in facilitating their own races in new territories, as well as providing our own unique experience and universal welcome to grand prix supporters."

He added: "Bahrain has absolutely no desire to see a race which would further extend the calendar season [and] detract from the enjoyment of F1 for either drivers, teams or supporters. We want our role in Formula 1 to continue to be as positive and constructive as it has always been, therefore, in the best interest of the sport, we will not pursue the rescheduling of a race this season.

"We look forward to welcoming teams, their drivers and supporters back to Bahrain next year and would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our supporters, including staff, volunteers, sponsors, private businesses and the general public, for whom I know this year's decision will be a disappointment.

"We would also especially like to thank the FIA, FOM, the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF) and the teams for all support and understanding they have extended to us at this time."

It is not clear when the official revisions to the calendar will now be made, but with India set to be return to its October 30 date, the 2011 season will now finish in Brazil on November 27.
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All said and done,when can we expect the ticket sales to start?Me and my brother are eagerly waiting for the tickets to be out on sale.The F1 website still shows its date in December.
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Great news, is there an aerial shot of the track? And how many corners are we giving the drivers? Only thing is Hamilton shouldn't come across a dog in the center of the track on one of his laps!
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Great news, is there an aerial shot of the track? And how many corners are we giving the drivers? Only thing is Hamilton shouldn't come across a dog in the center of the track on one of his laps!
You mean a track layout? There is one on the first page as well as the second. I believe there is also a video of a virtual lap of the circuit.
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It appears that the works coming along well. Wish there were some greenery around, track looks like its completely devoid of any vegetation except for some grass patches here and there.
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Hello,

Assuming these shots were taken in the last few weeks, are we seriously going to see this completed by the end of october?

If yes, job well done! But I have a strange feeling the first race will not be well organized.

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