Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is reported to have confirmed that India will be added to the Formula 1 race calendar in 2011. He said "There is India and here I can say that the race will be on the calendar in 2011." This probably confirms the news updates last year on Formula One India dream realizing in 2010. Then, Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi had said that India will host its first F1 Grand Prix in 2010. Kalmadi informed a news conference that Formula One management had approved two sites on the outskirts of New Delhi to build a circuit and the IOA, the race promoters, had been authorised to make the final choice. Kalmadi said track architect Hermann Tilke had inspected the prospective sites earlier this month and reported back to Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone with an all clear sign.
Reports also came last year which speculated that Bernie Ecclestone has signed a contract with JPSK Sports Private Ltd, a subsidiary of Jaiprakash Associates Limited, to stage the first ever Formula One India Grand Prix, to be held in New Delhi in 2010. India, backed by a booming economy, has been keen to stage a Formula 1 race and the IOA announced in June they had received a letter from F1 administration allowing them to bring the race as early as 2009.
Vijay Mallaya's initiative with the Force India Team has just added fuel to the Formula One Indian fan's passion for the game. There's a big fan following of the Formula 1 races in India, and it'd be just great to see the Heroes racing hard on the Indian F1 tracks.
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