x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Master plan underway for grand prix in Mumbai

The consortium has been appointed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation to prepare 'the master plan and business case for a new multipurpose race circuit and regeneration project in Mumbai'.

A consortium involving the designers of London's 2012 Olympic Stadium and Silverstone's new layout has won a contract to plan a Formula One circuit in Mumbai.

"The venue will be designed and constructed to meet the highest level of grand prix standards," said Capita Symonds, Populous and Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS) in a statement on Monday.

The consortium has been appointed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation to prepare "the master plan and business case for a new multipurpose race circuit and regeneration project in Mumbai".

India is gearing up for the country's first Formula One race this weekend at the new Buddh International circuit on the outskirts of New Delhi. The consortium said its initial task was to identify the potential location for a circuit and associated development in and around Mumbai.

And then it would work closely with Formula One's governing body, the FIA, as well as motorcycling's world body, the FIM, to ensure the scheme met the requirements of both for future events.

"We are committed to delivering the next generation of racing circuits, with great racing, overtaking, world-class facilities and architecture," said Capita Symonds business development director Jerry Muscroft.