Judge could decide to cancel Formula One Indian Grand Prix this weekend…(Another victim of America’s budget impasse shutdown?)
“We will hear the petition,” the judge said.
Earlier this week, the Uttar Pradesh government was in the Supreme Court seeking the withdrawal of entertainment tax exemption for the beleaguered Indian Grand Prix organizers. The exemption had been achieved for F1 by the former Uttar Pradesh government.
While it is unlikely Friday’s court action will succeed, Indian motor racing official Vicky Chandhok admitted the 2013 race could be the country’s last.
He told British broadcaster Sky that he is only 70 percent sure the race will return to the calendar in 2015, after a one-year hiatus for reportedly “logistical” reasons.
“I am really disappointed about not having it 2014, but I hope to be in 2015 and 2016,” said Chandhok. “But the price has to be right.”