Maiden Indian F1 race to heat up Dec Delhi chills

Delhi. The wait for our very own Indian F1 Grand Prix just got a little longer. The first ever F1 race which was earlier scheduled on October 30 will now be organized either on December 4 or 11.

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council decision in Barcelona to re-instate the Bahrain GP into the F1 calendar has forced the Indian GP to be shifted towards the end of the year. Bahrain GP was scheduled to be the 2011 season opener, but due to internal unrest in the country it was postponed.

This means the Greater Noida F1 circuit will be abuzz with Formula One cars during the coldest season of the year in India. Usually during December-January, Delhi is hit by intense fog and organizers are afraid that it may play spoilsport, as bad visibility can hamper proceedings in the F1 circuit. An extended season will also mean that drivers, race officials and engineers will have a very hectic schedule and will have very little break before the next season.

But looking at the brighter side, it’s going to be the coolest race in Asia, as mercury usually remains below 10 degrees and fans will definitely cherish the chilly weather. Also to host the season finale is a very prestigious feat for India.

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