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Its Official : Tilke wants Rajpath to be Indian formula one track

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Herman Tilke and Sheila Dikshit

If anyone here in India checked out the newspaper it has details of the meeting of German Architect Herman Tilke with Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Hot on the heels of the visit by Ralf Schumacher to New Delhi, Herman Tilke was in town. Apparently he was invited by Vijay Mallya and the Kingfisher group. Here is what Herman Tilke said

“We’d like to position New Delhi as a formula one street circuit with the track moving around India Gate down to Rajendra Prasad road. We think its a perfect track for formula one racing. We have already met the Delhi CM once and will be meeting her again to further discuss the matter (Indian Formula One Grand Prix).”

Another option for the f1 track is a 200 acre plot near Noida which falls under the National Capital Region of Delhi.

Also the track will need an initial investment of 100-120 million USD, but the first race itself is expected to generate around 180-200 million USD in formula one revenue. For photos of India Gate and the proposed track , see our previous post on the proposed Indian F1 GP circuit :

Delhi’s proposed street circuit for formula one

Written by Formula One Addict

April 29th, 2007 at 5:36 am