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Vague Respite for the i1 Super Series

January 16, 2012

Indian’s fledgling i1 Super Series received something of a respite last week with the confirmation that it is now going ahead in next month.

Series organisers, Machdar Motorsport, had initially been forced to delay the inaugural event by two months to avoid a clash with local district elections.
However following a calendar reshuffle, the series is now due to finally begin at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar on February 11th.

The delay means a race at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit is no longer possible, although a round at Dubai Autodrome has since replaced that event.
Dates for Bahrain and Abu Dhabi remain unchanged, while the final round is now to take place at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi on April 1st.

Two brief points. None of the proposed calendars have been approved by the FIA as of yet. It is also somewhat surprising that one has to hear this from a competitor as opposed to the series itself.
While no one wants to spread bad news, it does help that the series announces fairly fundamental schedule changes…

2012 i1 Super Series Provisional Calendar
Feb 11th-12th  Doha, Qatar
Feb 25th-26th  Sakhir, Bahrain
Mar 10th-11th  Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Mar 17th-18th  Dubai Autodrome, UAE
Apr 1st-2nd    New Delhi, India
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