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As detailed in my previous post (#17), the problems pertaining to extending the F1 calendar, and the opposition from various F1 teams, it is now all but certain that Bahrain will not be hosting a GP this year. It means that India will retain its spot of 30th October only.
However, there is no official statement from the FIA and so this is unofficial, but a fact nonetheless.
an update to the noida track
things are really going slow on noida track, are we seriously going to see this completed by the end of july?
Waiting for F1 in India. Hope work gets completed on time. Pls keep updating on progress.
Things are not going slow at all. In fact after the last visit by FIA this april, they commented that the work is going ahead of schedule. I think these pictures too are of the same time (April/May), as you can see the track had been laid out, the grandstands are all but ready. I saw some pictures some time back, where the paddock structure too was ready with the finishing work going on. So there is no cause for worry.
Remember these builders can afford to delay the housing projects, but not such a great worlwide event. It is not the government, but their own image at stake here. They would never let this one flop.
Any new updates on the Indian GP?
if i want to participate in this cming race.......? hw shuld i apply? pls give me suggestion
you want to watch or race?
for watching you can buy tickets but i dont think that you can race
An update on the track is that the inspection scheduled for July has been pushed back to early September. However, this is not due to Indian organizers, but the FIA. they are not available before early September to visit the venue. However, Vicky Chandok, the Indian Motor Sport Federation President, has said that the track is pretty much ready and the visit is a mere formality to be done. but the point is by the time that formality is done, ticketing would not begin.
Also, as per new suggestion by Bernie Eccelstone, India will have next year's race in April. That will be a bit too hot to handle for the teams I suppose. That is not yet final though, as the teams have to agree on it, and they have not till date.
To anyone who had doubts about the readiness of the F1 track: Bernie Eccelstone (Head of Formula 1) has categorically said that the Indian GP will take place on October 30th. He said that he and his team are taking stock of the progress on a daily basis and are very happy with the progress. He has no doubt that everything will be ready ahead of schedule. He has even gone ahead and said that the Indian track will be one of the finest in F1 circuit.
I also heard in a news channel that ticketing would start from 20th August i.e. tomorrow. However, I could not confirm it anywhere. I have read Bernie's full statement to the press, but he has nowhere mentioned the date for ticketing. Logically, it can not begin before the official sign-off on the track, which is expected to happen in early September.
breaking news : formula 1 indian grand prix tickets for Delhi race go on sale today from 12 noon.
Starting price is Rs. 2500.
also check this out
Well, I have to eat my words there, the ticketing has indeed begun before the official sign-off on the track. However, it clearly shows that people concerned deem that to be just a formality.
The prices, as expected I woudl say, are a bit high. the 2500 starting price for the south end. It will not have any stands as such, just about a hill towards the end of the track. there will be giant screens, but not really any experience of witnessing the formula-1.
All good tickets start from 6000 onwards, going upto 35000 for the grandstands. The details of the track and stands are there on the bookmyshow site.
All those expected to be there for the race, can you please add your names to this post? I am starting it by putting in my name first. Simply keep on adding your names to this list. We can then review it a week or so before the actual race, and maybe plan a Carwale get-together around it as well
If someone can sponsor Paddock club ticket for me.
I will make sure I will be there.
Hope I am not asking for too much.
its just 35 grands Manish. But sorry, I am not a sponsor
However, I agree that the prices are exorbitant and even then there is huge demand for tickets. Now even the ofline sales have started. So availability is going to become an issue for all tickets except the ones for grandstand.
Feel very proud for the India, but hope there will be all well for it , and not like the Commonwealth Games.
The Indian Grand Prix is finally over, and what a show it was!
Feels great that our country has done something so grand!!!
The Buddh International Cirucuit is an honour for all of us!
That indeed was spectacular. Just goes to show, that if private parties get onto organizing something and if they get adequate support from local authorities, they can do anything out here. Another extreme example was cancellation of the Metallica concert in gurgaon. Reasons are still debatable. Organizers say it was crowd that caused it, but reports are that crowd only got rough when they came to know that event has already been cancelled.
About the F1 race, just two glitches: 1. a dog on the race track on Friday and 2. a lot of dust and dirt around.While the second problem is due to the fact that it is a newly built circuit, and the grass will take its own sweet time to grow, the first glitch never should have happened. Good thing it happened right at the start of the first practice session on friday and never got repeated again.
Apart from that, India have produced probably the best rack in F1 calendar and have recorded the maximum number of spectators on a race day. In a couple of year's time, the seating capacity will be almost double. What a spectacle that would be.
Kudos to everyone involved. Great work!
All is well if end is well.
Well done by F1 organizers. Made us proud. Lets us get more races on this circuit.
I was there for all the 3 F1 races in India and all the 3 races went on really well. All the drivers loved the track here. Just hope that F1 will be back in India in near future.