Chandhok unhappy with April slot for India in 2012

Updated: 08 August 2011 17:44 IST

India's motor sports chief Vicky Chandhok is reportedly unhappy with the proposal that has suggested shifting the India Grand Prix to April in the 2012 calender.

Chandhok unhappy with April slot for India in 2012

New Delhi:

India's motor sports chief Vicky Chandhok is reportedly unhappy with the proposal that has suggested shifting the India Grand Prix to April in the 2012 calender.


In a report in the Guardian, Chandhok was quoted as blaming the heat for his apprehensions of having a race in April though he said the track itself was ready. "I am not happy with April because it's going to be hot," he said. "But if we have to go in April we will go. But I really think that the ideal dates for India are when it's cooler. Maybe March or you go to October, November, December."

The president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, Chandhok said that the track itself is expected to be one of the fastest in the world and recent issues leading to International Automobile Federation (FIA) postponing the final inspection of the circuit by a month to 1 September, was for logistical reasons alone. "Purely administrative reasons. Track advisor Charlie Whiting, who has been here three-four times, asked us: 'Doesn't it make logical sense for me to combine it with Korea?"

Delhi is expected to have temperatures of around 35 degree celsius in September which might fall by around 5 degree celsius by the time the scheduled race will come calling, towards the end of October.



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