The Madras Motor Sports Track, until now our only dedicated racing venue of International repute, is dwarfed in comparison. Mercedes Benz has formed a driving academy at the Buddh. Soon, big names will follow suit.
Race officials and Track marshals have been imported from Bahrain for our inaugural round. They’re expected to groom local talent over the initial learning years.
The JayPee Sports group behind this exotic sounding venue and venture are a solid bunch. Their civil engineering skills are on par with the western world. One wishes the Buddh International Circuit is a first of many such ventures and that their standards in construction and delivery would set a benchmark in modern India’s rise.
The first ever Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix is to be run over the weekend after Diwali. An auspicious time for a first.
It’s the first time a small village town named Dankaur in Uttar Pradesh will be listed up there with another small village town called Silverstone, Northamptonshire where it all began 61 years ago.