The FMSCI is making sure that Indian drivers and enthusiasts get increased international exposure because that is only when we will have more Karthikeyans and Aditya Patels. With the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship and the Caterham Asia Championship making its debut here at the MMRT, the Indian novices will have new targets to achieve.
Campbell Tupling was certainly upbeat and said, “This is the first time that Caterham cars have ever raced in India. We all are quite excited. The facilities here at the MMRT are first class, whether it is the pits or the hospitality or the control room. The track is very difficult and technical and our drivers seem to love racing on this track. There are two more days left and we are looking forward to the weekend. As for returning to India next year, it all depends on the drivers.”
Ex-racer and FMSCI’s current president Vicky Chandhok has been invited to participate as a guest driver and it seems like the man is still a force to reckon with. He has been the second fastest in both the practice sessions and it will be interesting to see if the new boys find more speed on the new track with two more days to go before the first race weekend on September 1-2 and the second on September 8-9. While Caterhams will run two races every weekend, the F4 SEAs will run three.