Greater Noida: India-born Monisha Kaltenborn, the first woman team principal, says the F1 world can cope with the administrative red-tapism in India but she is flummoxed by the lack of support to the race in the country.
Customs, visa and bureaucratic problems have been some of the major issues. Recently the state government withdrew exemption on the entertainment tax and yesterday a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on the race.
"Of course in India, we have to do a lot of administrative work. If we look at how much paper work we do together with drivers here we don't do anywhere else but that's something you can easily live with. That's part of it. I don't think it's that big an issue," Monisha, Sauber Team principal, said.