USD 15 million insurance cover for Indian GP

Updated: 17 October 2011 18:58 IST

Private sector general insurer HDFC ERGO on Monday said it will provide USD 15 million insurance cover for the first ever Formula 1 race to be held in India.

USD 15 million insurance cover for Indian GP
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New Delhi:

Private sector general insurer HDFC ERGO on Monday said it will provide USD 15 million insurance cover for the first ever Formula 1 race to be held in India.

HDFC ERGO, in collaboration with Ace Insurance Brokers, is the lead insurer for the Formula 1 Race and will give a cover of USD 15 million, the insurer said in a statement.

India will host its first Formula 1 Grand Prix on October 30, on a 5.14 km track in Greater Noida, built by Jaypee Sports International (JPSI).

The insurance cover would protect the Formula 1 event against adverse weather, non-appearance of teams, riots, strikes and civil commotion leading to cancellation of the event, its postponement or relocation.

"Underwriting a prestigious event like Formula 1 Race is an unique occasion for us, as it demonstrates our capability to insure large-size, multifaceted projects," HDFC ERGO Head (Corporate and Rural & Agri Business) Anuj Tyagi said.

An Event Cancellation Insurance Policy is a "saviour for the organisers because it pays any irrecoverable cost or expense which have been incurred in connection with the event following a cancellation, interruption, postponement or relocation due to any of the insured perils," Ace Insurance Brokers Director Anil Arora said.

Topics : Formula 1 Buddh International Circuit Indian Grand Prix
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