Chennai: The homologation for the Buddh
International circuit, venue of the inaugural Indian Grand
Prix, has been delayed by a month but the organisers say that
pending work at the facility has nothing to do with the FIA
The inspection was to be done by an FIA team in the first
week of August but now it will happen on September 1 .
"We are ready for the track inspection but FIA technical
director Charlie Whiting confirmed that he will be in Delhi on
August 31," Vicky Chandhok, President of Federation of Motor
Sports Clubs of India, said.
"All required infrastructure including pit buildings,
grand stand, media centre and the hospitality area has been
completed but the final layer of the track will be laid in
"We plan to hold one of the JK Tyre national championship
races at the track some time in the middle of September as a
Test event," he added.
According to reports, Whiting and his team will first
visit the circuit for Korean Grand Prix, which is scheduled
for October 16.
The Indian Grand Prix will held from October 28-30.
First Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 22:44