Bernie Ecclestone says he isn't worried about possible problems with the inaugural Indian Grand Prix later this month.
Issues surrounding tax bills and visas have been followed by suggestions that local farmers could attempt to disrupt the race in protest at the levels of compensation handed out to those who lost land to allow the new Buddh International Circuit to be built [See separate story HERE
Commercial rights holder Ecclestone has however moved to play down any concerns about the race being hit by problems and insisted it was a case of people mis-understanding certain things regarding the event.
"There has been some problem with tax and stuff but I don't think people have understood the structure," he was quoted as telling the Deccan Herald
. "People haven't quite understood the right way to go about it. It's all pretty clear, there is no real problem. As far as security goes, I don't think we can see anywhere in the world where there isn't a bit of uncertainty these days. I don't think there is the slightest bit of concern, though. Everything has been done and I suppose the best work will be done."
Ecclestone also said he had no concerns that the circuit wouldn't be ready in time for the race at the end of the month.
“Some super reports are coming in," he said. "People are all there and they are doing a fabulous job. The drivers will be very, very happy with the track. It's a really nice circuit, from what I have seen.
"All these new events are really a learning curve. When people make cars or anything, they have a look-see and go on, the same thing will apply to the Indian GP. We are making good progress on the track, and even if we had come in 2012, we would have been in the same position."