India's Buddh International Circuit not on F1 radar yet for testing

A Force India official told IANS that testing in India would have meant a substantial increase in cost that teams are not ready to bear at the moment. "Given the time and logistics constraints involved in testing new cars pre-season, it's unlikely we'd look for venues outside of Europe. The BIC is a fantastic facility, but not one we've considered for pre-season testing," Andy Stobart, press officer of the Lotus F1 team, said, adding the fact that most teams on the gird are Europe-based.

updated: December 10, 2012 18:49 IST
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New Delhi: Costs and logistical constraints may come in the way of India's Buddh International Circuit (BIC) becoming a testing venue for the Formula One teams ahead of the new season in March.

Buoyed by the back-to-back Indian Grand Prix, BIC promoters Jaypee Group were keen on hosting one of the three testing events, but the F1 management has apparently decided to have all the testing in Spain.

Andy Stobart, press officer of the Lotus F1 team, told IANS what went against India on hosting its maiden testing event.

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