India track to get FIA approval later this month

F1’s governing body will inspect the new Indian race track at the end of August. India will be hosting its inaugral F1 race on October 30th and the Buddh circuit near New Delhi is said to be close to completion.

After the circuit has been inspected, it will be homologated on September 1st, ahead of any racing.

“We have been sending reports to the FIA on a fortnightly basis and they are completely satisfied with the progress,” said Indian motor sport clubs president Vicky Chandhok.

“Actually the final inspection was scheduled for the first week of August and the track was ready for it. But (Whiting) confirmed that he will be coming to New Delhi only on August 31.”

The report said the pits, grandstands, hospitality area and media centre are complete, with the final layer of asphalt to be laid in mid September.

“The basic track is ready with kerbs and tecpro barriers in place,” added Chandhok.


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