F1 Street Race in Delhi?

Well, we had heard, the business tycoon in pursuit of a F1 track in India, and so determined is he that the track’s plans are already being proposed to the Delhi CM, Sheila Dixit.

Dr Vijay Mallya – ‘The King of Good Times’ is reportedly keen on having a Monte Carlo style track in India i.e. he wants a street race F1 track. The circuit of the Monte Carlo criss-crosses the city, and hence making it a street race, and Dr Mallya want the same over here in Delhi.

He believes that the Rajpath – India Gate stretch would be an ideal path.

The racing track in Monaco runs through the city and Mallya says the Rajpath-India Gate stretch would be ideal for an F1 style street race.

More so form the report from IBNLive.com,

In fact so serious is the Chairman of the Kingfisher Group about his dream that an international track designer is expected to visit the Capital to find an appropriate location.

Dr.Mallya was alaso quoted saying,

“We will submit two proposals – one for a new track and other for a street race. Rajpath, India gate and Vigyan Bhawan is a superb stretch”

The Delhi CM, seems agreeing with the ideas…

Mallya has even managed to win over Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit who has welcomed the idea of a Monaco-style street race.

It doesn’t seem that fine with me as, the same Government that once had rejected the track proposed in Hyderabad, by then CM Chandrababu Naidu, saying that that it wont help any poor, now seems to be backing the very same proposal in state, that’s run by the same party.

Now whatever the politics may be, I’m very much dedlighted over the news that the efforts to get a Formula One Grand Prix to India, are moving forward. I would like to see our home grown hero, Narain Karthikeyan, storm to a chequered flag, on his home soil.

(Shown in pic is the Monte Carlo Circuit, in Monaco. Pic Courtesy: Wikipedia)

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