The International Automobile Federation (FIA) track inspection for the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) has been postponed to September 1 from the second week of August.
The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI) president Vicky Chandhok told HT that the postponement would have no bearing on the October 30 date for the race and that the FIA's technical delegate Charlie Whiting had decided to re-schedule the inspection for after the F1 season's summer break for logistical reasons.
"It was the FIA's prerogative to schedule the track inspection for a date that would be suitable for them," said Chandhok. "This postponement in no way affects our preparations for the event."
Chandhok also commented on the possibility of the 2012 edition of the race being held in late April according to the proposed F1 calendar put forward by F1's commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone.
"Well, all I can say to that is that it will be really hot," he said. "I myself prefer colder temperatures, but while the temperatures will be high, at least it won't be humid like it is in Malaysia."