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Indian Grand Prix

Knowledge Identifier: !Indian_Grand_Prix


Indian Grand Prix

Formula One race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship, which was held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida near New Delhi add

Category: Auto racing

Activity starting in 1997.

Countries: India (40%), United Kingdom (20%), (20%)

Main connections: Formula One, Bharti Airtel, Red Bull Racing

Linked to: McLaren, Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains




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As early as 1997, there were plans to host an Indian Grand Prix at Calcutta add something


In 2003, India had only two permanent raceways, one in Chennai , and Kari Memorial Speedway in Coimbatore add something


In December 2003, a seven-year pre-agreement to host the GP in Hyderabad in 2007 was signed add something


Both projects were declared "dead" in the second half of 2004, when Mumbai's government decided "not to waste money on car fumes while there are more serious issues", and the Hyderabad location was converted to an IT park for technology companies add something


However, in 2004 there came competition from Mumbai, to shift the track from Hyderabad to Mumbai instead add something


In 2005, Narain Karthikeyan was due to demonstrate a Jordan Grand Prix car in Mumbai, but the road proved to be too bumpy add something


In 2007, five locations remained in the running for hosting the Indian Grand Prix: Bangalore; the Gurgaon district in the state of Haryana; a permanent track somewhere near New Delhi; a street circuit in New Delhi, as proposed by Vijay_Mallya; and a site in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh add something


Following months of negotiations, the Indian Olympic Association and Ecclestone announced in June 2007 a provisional agreement for India to host its first Grand Prix as a part of the 2009 Formula One season add something


However, in September 2007 it was announced that the debut race would take place in 2010 on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida add something


After further assessments of the timeframe involved, Ecclestone announced in September 2008 that the Indian Grand Prix has been delayed to 2011 add something


Formula One - Even more recent additions to the calendar include the Singapore Grand Prix which, in September 2008, hosted the first night race ever held in Formula One, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which hosted the first day-to-night race in November 2009, the Korean Grand Prix, first held in October 2010 and the Indian Grand Prix, first held in October 2011


In October 2008, the Renault F1 team showcased their car on a tour across all sites that were previously linked to a Formula One circuit in India, except Mumbai: Gurgaon, Lucknow, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata add something


In November 2008 they performed a street demonstration on Rajpath at the India Gate end, New Delhi; the car was driven by Nelson Piquet, Jr. add something


In August 2009, the McLaren team showcased their car in Lucknow add something


On 11 October 2009, the Red Bull Racing team gave a demonstration in Mumbai add something


Bharti Airtel - Airtel, signed a deal to be title sponsor the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix during the 2011 season


Force India - Force India F1 represents increased Indian participation within Formula One, with Greater Noida having hosted the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011


Turkish Grand Prix - However Ecclestone confirmed that 2011 would have a 20-race calendar; no races would be taken off and there would be the addition of the Indian Grand Prix


ABC Consultants - In 2011 ABC Consultants won the Drive Into the Big League competition to select an Indian SME that would have its company logo displayed on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars at the 2011 Indian Grand Prix


The first event took place on 30 October 2011, as the 17th race of the 2011 Formula One season add something


In August 2013, &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile) announced that the Indian Grand Prix will be discontinued in 2014 before returning to an early season slot in 2015 add something


The Indian Grand Prix was set to have a one year hiatus and return on the 2015 Formula One season calendar, this being confirmed by the &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile). Bernie Ecclestone later cast doubt on this, suggesting that the race would be further delayed until 2016, and this doubt was later confirmed by Ecclestone in August of 2014 in Belgium add something


Lately, because of an ongoing tax dispute with the Uttar Pradesh government, that too has been ruled out, and the organizers are now hopeful for a 2016 return add something