Chandhok: Indian GP is dream come true

(L to R): Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) F1 Supremo with Vicky Chandhok (IND). Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday 1 November 2009.

Vicky Chandhok with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone

Aug.13 (PVM) Vicky Chandhok, president of the Federation of Indian motor sport, has said that the staging of the Indian GP in October is a dream come true and expects motorsport in the country to boom when the Formula 1 world descends on the $215 million Buddh International Circuit about 40 kilometers from New Delhi.

Chandhok told the Associated press, “It’s a dream come true. For the motorsport fraternity, it’s fantastic to get F1 on home soil. It will project India as a technologically driven country, since F1 is the most technology-driven sport in the world.”

He added, “We already have a few drivers in the international arena and you must note that F1 has huge television audiences. So you can expect a lot of youngsters to take to the sport.”

Although yet to be confirmed India could well have two drivers on the grid for their inaugural race, with Chandhok’s son Karun and Narain Karthikeyan possibly doing duty for Lotus and HRT respectively.