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Chase Carey: India Grand Prix back in the calendar soon?

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 | Sports

September 16, 2017 – 07:19
Formula One Boss Chase Carey is planning a return to the calendar in India: the royal class wants to present itself more strongly in Asia

The Buddh International Circuit has been on the calendar for three years


(cafetheology.org) – Just three years away, India's King of Clubs' Formula One debut, Chase Carey is back in the country's schedule, saying, "India is a country that has great potential "emphasizes the American and wants to look at the situation in the country more closely. But India has great competition: 40 applicants should have signaled interest in a Grand Prix.Indiens advantage is that one already knows the Formula 1. Between 2011 and 2013 the Formula 1 was three times at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Sebastian Vettel won all three races and crowned the world champion for the fourth time in 2013. With more than a billion inhabitants, India is the second most populous country in the world and a strong growth market after China. "A country such as India is an interesting opportunity with its success and growth over recent years," stresses Carey, who is particularly important in Asia Calendar. In the end, there have already been talks about the possibilities to grow the sport in the region. For 2019, however, a race from the Asian region is still missing with Malaysia.

A total of 14 new routes have visited Formula 1 since the 2000 season – but many of them have already disappeared from the calendar …
since 2000

24.09.2000: Grand Prix of the USA in Indianapolis. The first premier race of Formula 1 after the turn of the century is actually none. The Grand Prix of the United States had already set up several racetracks, and between 1950 and 1960, the Indianapolis 500 ranked Formula One. However, in 2000, the pilots started the 4.129-kilometer circuit that connects the famous oval with a street circuit.

The relationship between the Formula 1 and the India Grand Prix was not necessarily happy in the past: the races were not very popular with the fans and were a financial disaster for promoter Jaypee. In addition, there were inconsistencies with the State of India on import duties and taxes, so that the country quickly turned its back.


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