The first ever Formula One race in India took place on 30th September of the 2011 season as the 17th race, won by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull. The next two years saw the same man win the Indian GP hosted in the freshly constructed Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, near New Delhi. The Indian GP has been axed in 2014 citing tax problems with the Uttar Pradesh government as the reason. The UP government does not see F1 as a sport but rather an entertainment and thus levied heavy tax which is being currently contested in court.
Originally posted 2015-04-21 06:22:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter