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Whiting payus visit to India GP site

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has reported good progress with construction of the Indian GP venue at Greater Noidam ahead of this year's appearance on the F1 schedule.
After the trials and tribulations that surrounded last year's addition to the F1 calendar, FIA race director Charlie Whiting had more promising news to report following a visit to the site of the Indian Grand Prix venue at Greater Noida.

After the Korean GP was beset by problems that saw facilities still being completed as the F1 circus rolled into town last October, organisers behind the inaugural Indian event are determined not to make the same mistakes, and Whiting, who was met by Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India president Vicky Chandhok and members of the promoting Gaur family, was able to see that the construction programme was well underway.

Having completed his inspection of the layout on Sunday, the Briton - who flew to India from officiating at the GP2 Asia opener in Abu Dhabi earlier in the weekend - was extremely pleased with the progress that had been made on the site. With the granular hard core layer of the surface now being completed and the run-off areas for corners also nearing completion, laying of the tarmac should commence on 15 March.

Work on the service roads for fans entering the circuit along the Yamuna Expressway is also well advanced and should be completed ahead of the circuit's next inspection.

“The progress since Charlie's last visit has been fairly rapid and all of us, including Mr Whiting, are very pleased with the way things stand at the moment," Sameer Gaur, managing director of JPSI, said, "We are looking forward to the first Indian GP - and the JPSIL F1 track will be complete ahead of schedule!”

Whiting and his team are expected to make several similar visits to the site over the next few months in order to monitor the progress and ensure the developments continue, with the final inspection slated for 30 June.



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