Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:21:44 GMT

India GP boss quits to work in Abu Dhabi

Indian grand prix boss Mark Hughes has quit, the promoters of this October's inaugural event have confirmed.


Hughes, formerly involved with the F1 race in Bahrain, was in charge of the promoter Jaypee group's project, which has a ten-year contract to host the event on a bespoke circuit currently under construction near Delhi.

Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil of Germany leads teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy during the second practice session at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne,Friday, March 26, 2010.

Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil of Germany leads teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy during the second practice session at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne,Friday, March 26, 2010.

An AFP media report on Monday said Hughes resigned last month for "personal reasons".

Hughes said he is now working with the organisers of the Abu Dhabi grand prix at Yas Marina, clarifying that he is "still closely associated with Jaypee" and "still advising them on the upcoming Indian grand prix".

The Jaypee spokesman said the FIA is expected to homologate the new Jaypee Group Circuit in "July-August".

Source: GMM

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