Sep.8 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Wednesday’s terror attack in F1 host city Delhi is no threat to the inaugural Indian grand prix next month.
That is the view of Team Lotus’ Indian reserve driver Karun Chandhok, a day after 12 people were killed when a briefcase bomb exploded outside the Delhi high court.
Reports said the attack would heighten “concerns about the nation’s security vulnerabilities” just over a month before the country is due to host formula one for the first time.
Chandhok told the Telegraph: “I cannot recall sporting events such as (cricket) or the Commonwealth Games having problems.
“Geographically, too, the track is in Greater Noida, which is actually in Uttar Pradesh, a different state from Delhi,” he added.
F1’s other Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan wrote on Twitter: “Things really need to step up — we should be able to feel safe in our own nation.”