F1 » India keen to host F1 test

Indian GP promoter Jaypee Group has revealed that it would be interested in playing host to an F1 pre-season test, although the teams are not so sure....

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December 11, 2012 10:49 AM

If were in Bernie's shoes, I would push more for america to be a site for off-season testing as it makes great sense from a business point of view as it would more the sport more exposure. Why either F1 or even Dorna haven't figure this out I don't know.


December 11, 2012 2:40 PM

"Over 100000 flocked to see the first Indian GP"
Well, the official figure for 2011 was 95000 and for 2012 was 65000. At that rate the place will be empty by 2015.

Testing doesnt give much exposure. It gets no TV coverage and few people attend. America is rather a long way from the factories as well so the logistics problem remains. Of course, all the US manufacturers and teams would be testing there, if there were any.

Josh - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 5:59 AM

"it makes great sense from a business point of view as it would more the sport more exposure."

I highly doubt that, pre-season testing is very low-key. No TV coverage, only a handful of photos, only a fraction of the regular journalists there to cover what's happening. That's the way it'll always be, teams don't want press swarming around as their cars break down and cause red flags, or lap seconds off the pace of others.

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