Mumbai to get Formula 1 standard circuit

Mumbai to get Formula 1 standard circuit

25th Oct 2011 9:41 pm

The ambition is for the circuit to be suitable for the highest levels of car and motorcycle racing.

 

A consortium including the designer of the 2012 London Olympic Stadium has been appointed to plan the building of a Formula 1 standard circuit in Mumbai in India.

Capita Symonds, Populous and DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd) will "prepare the masterplan and business case for a new multipurpose race circuit and regeneration project", according to a statement from the consortium.

The ambition is for the circuit to be suitable for the highest levels of car and motorcycle racing.

Capita Symonds' Jerry Muscroft said: "We are committed to delivering the next generation of racing circuits, with great racing, overtaking, world-class facilities and architecture; but above all the intention is to create a sustainable venue that will not need continuous financial support, and will facilitate investment and regeneration."

India will host F1 for the first time this weekend at the purpose-built Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

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