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German architects to build Indian F1 track

German architects to build Indian F1 track
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First Published: Mon, Oct 08 2007. 03 03 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Oct 08 2007. 03 03 PM IST
PTI
Chennai: Two German architects will next week visit New Delhi to prepare a master plan for the country’s first-ever Formula One track, according to Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi.
Kalmadi said although venue for the race was not finalized yet, he was confident India would host the race in the next couple of years.
“Bringing F1 is not a simple matter but we are very confident,” said Kalmadi at the prize disribution ceremony for the JK Tyres National Road Racing Championhips yesterday.
“We have got an F1 racer in Narain Karthikeyan and now Vijay Mallya is heading an F1 team so it is a natural progression that we should have an F1 track.
“We have two German architects visiting New Delhi next week to prepare a master plan for the F1 track,” he said.
Venues on the outskirts of Delhi, in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have been recently inspected by F1 officials but “nothing has been finalized about any particular site,” Kalmadi said.
“We are in negotation with the governments of both the states,” he said adding “we also welcome private companies”.
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First Published: Mon, Oct 08 2007. 03 03 PM IST