Jaya to support bringing F-1 to Chennai

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today pledged full support for bringing Formula One racing to the city.

Jaya to support bringing F-1 to Chennai

Chennai:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today pledged full support for bringing Formula One racing to the city. She gave the assurance when racing icon Naraian Karthikeyan, the first ever Indian to feature in Formula One, called on her at the secretariat, an official release said. During the meeting, Karthikeyan explained all the features of Formula One racing and the tremendous viewership the sport commanded. He requested the Chief Minister to support the proposal to bring Formula One racing to Chennai as the city was the "automobile capital of India" and should automatically be the choice. Jayalalithaa told him that she had already written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for establishment of a Motor Racing Circuit and an Automobile Testing Facility. She had also drawn the attention of the Prime Minister to the need to bring Formula One racing to the city, the release said. "The Chief Minister indicated that the proposal to establish a Formula One racing circuit will receive her full support," the release said. During the meeting, Principal Secretary, Finance, N Narayanan was also present. (PTI)



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