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Whiting happy with India track after inspection

Construction of the Indian grand prix venue near Delhi is reportedly ahead of schedule.

FIA race director Charlie Whiting inspected the bespoke Jaypee circuit in the Uttar Pradesh state on Monday, the local body Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) confirmed.

“The track is well ahead of schedule,” FMSCI president Vicky Chandhok told Reuters.

“He (Whiting) was very pleased.  He liked the track and was impressed by the progress made so far.  He suggested some changes which will be incorporated to encourage overtaking.”

A report in the Times of India said the suggested changes include tighter apexes at corners.

“Ours will be the first track in the world to have this feature on three of its 16 corners and it will be an exciting race because of it,” added Chandhok.

Whiting will make a final inspection prior to approving the venue for its inaugural race in October.