F1 » Farmers threaten to 'dismantle Indian GP circuit with force'

Local farmers have ramped up their opposition to the forthcoming inaugural Indian Grand Prix - by threatening to 'dismantle' the Buddh International Circuit 'with force' if their demands are not met

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cknopp - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 1:35 PM

Being a retail sales manager, I would say this behaviour should have been expected. There is no racism in my statement, just an observation over many years and hundreds of customers of this nationality. The big thing now seems to be for them to agree to buy a cell phone, have it activated and get to the end of the transaction, and then threaten to cancel if they aren't given special discounts. These customers are engineers, drive Mercedes, and wear far too much cologne.

Someone should have seen this coming. Maybe Chandhock should go talk to them... At least he would then have some contribution to the sport.


August 11, 2011 2:01 PM

@Cknopp, Spot on! I agree it is not racist at all, it is the culture. Over there that type of 'negotiation' is the norm and they try over here and soon learn that IT WONT WORK! :) I stopped doing business with them for that reason. I just knew one day I would blow up so....:)


August 11, 2011 2:02 PM

The money obsessed F1 world meets practical "dont trample all over us" farmers.

Bringing F1 to India should benefit locals as well, not just the "profit at all costs" enterprise.

devilsadvocate - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 2:51 PM

From looking at pictures of progress, looks like the Austin track is further along... just saying. Although knowing that the jobsite foreman probably has either a 44magnum or a 12gauge in the cab of his truck probably helps to quell a lot of the farmers trying dismantle the track nonsense.

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