Indian Grand Prix: F1 people looking for hassle-free Indian visa

Officials of FIA and pit crew agree that getting Indian visas this year has been easier than last year but say it can be made 'still a lot easier.'

updated: October 24, 2012 17:33 IST
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New Delhi: For all their lavish praise for the organisation of Formula One Indian Grand Prix, the journeymen would love to see hassle-free visa processing, adding in the same breath that things have improved this time around compared to last year.

Officials of the world governing body for motor sports, FIA, and regular faces at the paddock agree that getting the Indian visa has been 'less painful' this time, but the process can still be made easy for the Oct 26-28 event.

"My Indian visa is in the process of being sorted out -- I have handed over my passport and am hoping to get it back by Tuesday before I fly out in the evening. But there's no way of knowing until I hear from the consulate that it's ready for collection, which is annoying," Kate Walker, F1 editor of Girlracer told IANS.

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