Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Sports > News > PTI > Report

F1 team to visit Mumbai

January 25, 2004 18:06 IST

After all the hype around Hyderabad, it might turn out that Mumbai walks away with the Formula Oneracing cake!

Or so thinks Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde who is gearing up to host Formula One bosses next week.

"Representatives of the Formula One car racing have informed that they will be coming to Mumbai next week for discussions with me," Shinde said on Saturdaynight.

According to Shinde, F1 is no longer in favour of Hyderabad, the city widely billed to host the premier motor racing event in 2006.

"Earlier, the F1 had plans to conduct the race near Hyderabad but now they want it to be shifted to Mumbai and have estimated an investment of over Rs 500 crore for the venture," he said.

Last September, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu travelled to Italy to convince Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to hold a race in Hyderabad.

India aspires to be the fourth Asian country to host a multi-million dollar Formula One grand prix in 2006.

Japan and Malaysia are already on the F1 calendar, while China has been allotted one race in the year 2005. The F1 World Championships consists of 17 races a year.

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments


Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.