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Organisers of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix happy with rescheduling – Formula 1 news

Organisers of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix happy with rescheduling – Formula 1 news

Organisers of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix have said that they will be happy if the inaugural Indian Grand Prix is shifted to mid December as the grand finale of the 2011 Formula 1 season.

This will be done in order to accommodate for the Bahrain Grand Prix which would replace the Indian Grand Prix’s original position of October 30, 2011.

It is believed that the final decision regarding this would be made by the World Motor Sport Council this Friday, June 3, 2011.

Formula 1 Management’s CEO Bernie Ecclestone stated that if the Bahrain Grand Prix is to take place this year, then it would surely take the Indian Grand Prix’s spot. The organisers of the Indian race are fine with the changes.

“Whether the race is held on October 30 or on some other date, it's alright with us,” Jaypee Sports International spokesperson Sameer Kumar told the media before stating that JPSI is aware of the current situation.

However, Mercedes GP’s principal Ross Brawn has recently stated that extending the Formula 1 calendar like this would make it extremely hectic for all of the teams and it is totally unacceptable.

As a result, it was believed that the teams might boycott if this decision takes place but Martin Whitmarsh, the principal of McLaren stated that the teams would have no choice and they would have to take part in the race in the end.

Nevertheless, Kumar also believes that the teams would have to take part in the grand finale regardless of what the organisers of Formula 1 decide.

“I feel this would be offset by the fact that this is the first race in India and that people would still come in huge numbers to have this unique experience. In fact, the Indian GP would be an important addition to the whole India experience for foreign tourists as well,” he said.

Either way, keeping the Indian Grand Prix as the grand finale of the season might become a bit tricky for the organisers of the sport as well as it is going to be the inaugural race of the venue.

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No offense meant to IR considering he has always produced best pictorial updates so far, I think it might be a case that the organizers are not allowing anyone to leak any updates. As he is involved in the project to some extent he might even have got some kind of formal letter to maintain embargo. Otherwise he would have taken pics from cellphone or something.

To me, it appears like IR is bound by jaypee guidelines.
 

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I think IR doesn't have his camera back yet from his bro!! He has already told so.. When it comes, he will definitely post it..
 

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Thanx for the update.. No need to post any pictures any more as we are fed up with ur flase promises on updating us with pictures....
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This is the first time I am facing problem bhai...sad to see you don't trust my words ehhhhh

No offense meant to IR considering he has always produced best pictorial updates so far, I think it might be a case that the organizers are not allowing anyone to leak any updates. As he is involved in the project to some extent he might even have got some kind of formal letter to maintain embargo. Otherwise he would have taken pics from cellphone or something.

To me, it appears like IR is bound by jaypee guidelines.
YES, JAYPEE HAS ASKED US NOT TO LEAK ANY UPDATES AS THEY DON'T WANT ANY ISSUES REGARDING THIS PROJECT AND WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT SIMPLE....However, SSC-I has always been a priority...Will post them...

I think IR doesn't have his camera back yet from his bro!! He has already told so.. When it comes, he will definitely post it..
Thanks for understanding my problem...Me too frustrated with my Bro's long trip....it was a month long trip ....anyways..I usually go there with my clients so it doesn't feel good to click leaving them alone.....
 

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This is the first time I am facing problem bhai...sad to see you don't trust my words ehhhhh


abe,,,, i was playing a mind game with u inorder to motivate u to post the latest pictures.... Bhai... we both are one of those very few firumers who have infact visited the construction site, nd ofcourse iam so curious than any one else to see the real time progress of this beutiful project...

No offence intended...

Now stop reading nd start putting those pictures ASAP.. ;)

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Bahrain set to learn Grand Prix decision..
Source: BBC 03-06-2011
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The fate of the Bahrain Grand Prix will be decided at a meeting of Formula 1's governing body on Friday.

The Gulf kingdom was due to host the opening race of the 2011 season until it was called off amid civil unrest.

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have asked Formula 1's governing body to reschedule rather than cancel the race.

However, driver Mark Webber has voiced opposition, writing on Twitter: "When people in a country are being hurt, the issues are bigger than sport."

The Red Bull star, third in the driver standings, continued: "Let's hope the right decision is made."

Former world champion Damon Hill has also said that the race should not go ahead, although the president of the British Racing Drivers' Club stated that he was not speaking in an official capacity.

"This crisis is an opportunity for Formula 1 to show it cares about all people and their human rights," said Hill.

"True peace has nothing to do with creating calm through the use of violent repression.

"Bahrain has restored order but the methods have been questioned by many reliable journalists and human rights organisations.

"If Formula 1 agrees to race in Bahrain it will forever have the blight of association with repressive methods to achieve order.

"True peace can only be achieved peacefully. The right thing to do, in my view, is to not race in Bahrain until these doubts have been removed."

Organisers insist they are ready to host the event, with Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed Rashid Alzayani stating: "We feel we are in position to have the event back."

Alzayani said he was hopeful it will be held in October or November to coincide with the Abu Dhabi GP on 13 November.

Bahrain has lifted the state of emergency imposed in March to quell pro-democracy demonstrations after more than 20 people were killed during the government's campaign to stifle the demonstrations.

Security measures remain in place to stop large gatherings, with reports suggesting that police continued to patrol the streets of Manama and surrounding villages.

If Bahrain is restored to the 2011 calendar, it has been suggested it could become the penultimate race of the season.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is believed to be considering 20 November, the week after the Abu Dhabi GP, which could mean the season-ending race in Brazil, scheduled for 27 November, is moved back by a week.

Ecclestone is considering moving the Indian GP back to 11 December - or cancelling it - in order to accommodate the return of the Bahrain race to the calendar.

Bahrain's race had been scheduled for 13 March but was called off in February because of anti-government protests.

Bahrain's Crown Prince made the decision to cancel the race, with Ecclestone commenting at the time that it was the right choice.

"Things have calmed down tremendously in Bahrain. Life is back to normal. We are happy to have the race anytime really," added Alzayani.

"We went through a rough patch and we need nice moments in our history now for the nation.

"Formula 1 has always been a time where Bahrain showcases itself to the world not only as a sports arena but as society, a community that Bahrain as a nation has to offer. Formula 1 can bring back joy to the country."

The decision on whether the race goes ahead, and when, will be made during Friday's World Motor Sport Council meeting in Barcelona.
 

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^^ Don't beleive what the Beebs says about anything related to India. There has never been a plan to cancel the Indian GP. The official decision is to conduct the Bahrain race in October and the Indian GP on December 11. The only problem being the last race is the risk of the World Champion being decided in an earlier race.
 

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It's Official! Indian GP has been postponed

Bahrain F1 grand prix gets go-ahead despite widespread opposition

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jun/03/bahrain-government-official-grand-prix

The Bahrain Grand Prix has been rescheduled for 30 October — news that will cause widespread dismay among all 12 Formula One teams and civil rights activists. Over 320,000 people had signed an online petition calling for the race to be scrapped before the start of today's FIA meeting. The principals of the sport's teams, who met the commercial rights holder, Bernie Ecclestone, in Monaco last weekend, also wanted the race to be abandoned.

Zayed R Alzayani, chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, who confirmed the race would go ahead, said: "This is welcome news for all of Bahrain. As a country we have faced a difficult time, but stability has returned, with businesses operating close to normal, the state of national safety lifted and countries removing travel restrictions."

To accommodate Bahrain, the Indian Grand Prix will be pushed back from 30 October to early December – which will mean the Formula One season having its latest finish since 1963. The final race was due to take place in Brazil on 27 November.

In a statement, the FIA said that a "fact-finding" mission had been conducted in conjunction with the ministry of interior, the ministry of culture and tourism, the Bahrain Motor Federation and Bahrain International Circuit. Tariq Al Saffar, representing the National Institute of Human Rights, was also present.

The FIA statement read: "After considering all the factors and taking into consideration all stakeholders' concerns, the World Motor Sport Council unanimously agreed to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix in the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship. This decision reflects the spirit of reconciliation in Bahrain, which is evident from the strong support the race receives from the government and all major parties in Bahrain, including the largest opposition group, all of whom endorse the Formula One Grand Prix and motor sport in the country.

"The WMSC feels that reinstating the grand prix is a means of helping to unite people as the country looks to move forward. It also recognises the commitment made by the Formula One teams, their employees and families, and personnel associated with the championship, including the local team of volunteers who are so vital to the event.

"The Bahrain Grand Prix will take place on 30 October, replacing the Indian Grand Prix, which will now become the final round of the 2011 championship, combined with the FIA annual general assembly and prize-giving gala."

The latter two events were scheduled to take place on 4 December.

The Formula One Teams' Association – which represents 11 of the marques, with Hispania Racing the exception – is to look into the FIA decision.

A McLaren spokesperson said: "All Fota teams, of which McLaren is one, acknowledge the decision made by the FIA World Motor Sport Council today. That decision is likely to be discussed internally within Fota, and a more detailed joint position may be defined after those discussions have taken place."

The FIA decision, which was made while shootings were being reported in Bahrain, has enraged civil rights activists. Alex Wilks, the Avaaz campaign director whose online poll to ban the race was backed by hundreds of thousands of people as well as the former world champion Damon Hill, said: "Formula One's decision is a kick in the teeth for the Bahraini people. The race will happen in a country where government troops continue to shoot and arrest peaceful protesters. Money has trumped human rights and good judgment, so now F1, plus Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and every other team will be directly linked with a bloody crackdown that's ruined the lives of hundreds of innocent people."

Speaking on behalf of the Bahraini Centre for Human Rights, Maryam al Khawaja said: "There will be increased repression of human rights if the grand prix is held. To go ahead pretending it's business as usual is very bad when people continue to be detained and tortured. If the decision goes through we will return to Pearl Square and the groups have called for a Day of Rage."

Even as the decision was being taken there were more reports of shootings in Bahrain. According to eyewitness reports, Bahraini police fired teargas and rubber bullets at protesters marching towards the landmark Pearl Square in the country's capital. More than 30 people have been killed since protesters, fighting for more human rights and freedoms, took to the streets in February.

"Instead of rights, every family got a political prisoner. Did the government expect people to stay at home?" said Nabeel Rajab, a leading activist and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights' president. "After almost three months of military rule, the crisis is deeper because every family has suffered when the army was sent to solve a political problem."

The Bahrain government's decision to lift the state of emergency a couple of days before today's FIA meeting reeked of cynicism. But they had paid £40m for the privilege of staging the first race of the season — and despite Ecclestone's protestations that the decision would not be all about money that is actually the case.

When the Bahrain Grand Prix does take place it will hardly be a sporting occasion. With troops and security forces in operation, and tanks rumbling in the background, this will not be Formula One as anyone has known it before.

The teams will have to go because they are contracted to do so. But today, perhaps, they will be asking why they did not protest just a little bit more before the meeting, instead of just grumbling – mostly in private – about the logistical problems of moving their cars and their manpower.

INDIAN GP POSTPONED. BAHRAIN TO HOST F1 ON OCTOBER 30, 2011

http://www.indiancarsbikes.in/motorsports/indian-gp-postponed-bahrain-host-f1-october-30-2011-43007/

The World Motor Sports Council (WMSC) has finally decided the fate of this years Bahrain Formula 1 grand prix. The council members today met at Barcelona and gave the green light for Bahrain to host the race on 30th of October, 2011. This means the inaugural Indian grand prix now stands postponed however, the final date has yet to be declared.

The FIA has decided to hold the Bahrain round in place of India while the very first race on the brand new Buddh International Racing circuit in India will host Formula 1 one could be held at the end of the season. Most of our readers will be disappointed but, hey, imagine if this years championship goes down to the wire like the 2010 championship which was decided during the final grand prix of the season at Abu Dhabi.

The reinstatement of Bahrain comes after a massive support voiced by the Government for the F1 to take place in country. Opposition groups in the region also support the race and think the sport could bridge gaps between its people and unite them over a weekend dedicated for speed and precision. With India hosting the closing race of the season, FIA’s Annual General Assembly and Prize-Giving Gala will also be held in the country.

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) welcomed the decision of the WMSC. Zayed R. Alzayani, chairman of the BIC said that his country has had been going through a difficult time but the now situation has calmed down. Businesses have opened and the the State of National Safety lifted. It has been a wise decision considering the stake holders, fans and the economic boost the event generates for the nations economy.
The Indian GP date is yet to be decided.
 

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shame india is at the end.As its likely the championship will alreayt be decided.
And teams will not be running at ten tenths
personally i think countries in the midst of civil repression should be postponed.
but motor sport is an extremely politicaly apathetic sport , only concerned with its own safety.
 

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Indian Grand Prix will now be a season-ending affair

CHENNAI: Indian motorsport fans will have to wait till December to see the Formula One cars roar in Greater Noida after the FIA rescheduled the inaugural Indian GP on Friday.

The race will now be the 2011 season finale with the international motorsport federation (FIA) deciding to bring back the postponed Bahrain GP into the calendar by slotting it for October 30, the original date for the event in India.

The race will now be held at the Buddh International Circuit, most likely on December 11, said Vicky Chandhok, president of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the national governing body. "FIA has not yet confirmed the final date for the race but the most likely date is December 11," he added.

More at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-season-ending-affair/articleshow/8715550.cms
Meh, at least it's still on the schedule.
 

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Went past the F-1 Track yesterday on the way to look at some properties on the Yamuna Expressway. Sorry about the bad resolution. Took it with my phone.

 

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Wow.. great update!! looks like substantial work has been done!! Is that green patch in that pic landscaping??
 

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I think its good it got delayed.. after the CWG debacle, its better we get extra two months to give finishing touch and make sure that we are not a laughing stock to international media once again.
 
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