We’re yet to have the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, but if rumours are to be taken seriously, then we could see a Mumbai Grand Prix join the F1 calendar alongside its sister circuit currently under construction in New Dehli for a 2011 debut.

Could Mumbai join the Grand Prix circus? According to the local Business Standard, Mumbai’s state Maharashtra is apparently considering the construction of its own motorsport circuit on 700 acres of land alongside the expressway to Pune. The project is allegedly being supported by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

An unnamed source has claimed that talks are underway.

“[We] plan to first hold a meeting with interested parties on August 17 to take the idea forward,” he said.

“The consultants will suggest whether or not the project is feasible. We have also got to discuss how the project should be structured if the private sector is involved.

“The cost of the project will be announced once the consultants submit their report,” he nameless official added.

No doubt there will be more to follow…

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.