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BIC among best tracks in the world: Ecclestone


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GREATER NOIDA: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Friday described the Buddh International Circuit as one of the best tracks in the world and said that it has lots of interesting elevations that the F1 drivers are going to love.

“I think it is one of the best tracks of the world,” Ecclestone, who turned 81 on Friday, said.

“The track is simply superb. I would compare the track to Turkey but even more interesting with lots of elevation. This in terms of driving is what F1 drivers love. And I heard none of them complaining about anything.

“In F1 we do everything possible to secure the safety of the drivers and the spectators. I’m also very happy the new circuit in India has been built to conform to our safety requirements,” Ecclestone, who was kept busy with a series of meetings on his birthday, said.

Admitting that he had concerns as recently as a fortnight ago about whether India would be ready to stage its inaugural Grand Prix, Ecclestone, however, said that he never actually thought that would it would not be ready.

India’s inaugural F1 race is all set to be held on Sunday at the Buddh International Circuit, which is built at a cost of around Rs 2000 crores and Ecclestone said he is not at all surprised to see that the track has come up so nicely.

Ecclestone said it is important for a country to have historical racing roots. (PTI)


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