Track will be ready for next week’s India GP

Chief organiser Sameer Gaur on Tuesday insisted the new Buddh circuit is right on track to host next weekend’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

With last year’s shambolic Korean Grand Prix still in memory, coupled with Delhi’s problematic hosting of the Commonwealth Games, there has been concerns the Indian capital is struggling to get its new venue ready for F1.

The track was launched to the media on Tuesday, nine days before the F1 circus will convene ahead of free practice.

Construction workers were still scurrying about, the track surface was dusty and the main grandstand is not yet complete.

But promoter Jaypee’s Gaur is not worried. “We are cleaning the track twice a day but since the work on the stands is still taking place, the dust gets on to the track,” he said. “Once the work on the stands is over, the circuit can be taken care of.

“Today was an important day. There is no concern as of now, whatever little needs to be done to spruce up the place will be completed in seven days,” he added.


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