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Season-ending slot for Indian GP?

There is a possibility that the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on October 30 this year, could be moved to the end of the Formula 1 season to accommodate the Bahrain GP.

other Updated: May 19, 2011 22:50 IST
HT Correspondent

There is a possibility that the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on October 30 this year, could be moved to the end of the Formula 1 season to accommodate the Bahrain GP. Motorsports website autosport.com claimed that discussions between F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone, the FIA and Bahrain officials had led them to suggest to the Indian Grand Prix organisers to postpone the race to December 4.

A spokesperson for the Jaypee Group told HT that such a report was "100 per cent speculation as of now". The Buddh International Circuit is due for completion in late July and a team from the FIA is to visit the circuit in August to give its seal of approval. Should the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso prevent Sebastian Vettel from running away with the drivers' championship this year, a season-ending slot for the Indian GP would make for a mouth-watering prospect for motorsports fans. This season is currently scheduled to end on Nov 27 with the Brazilian GP.