The FIA’s race director, Charlie Whiting, has paid a visit to conduct his latest inspection of the Indian Grand Prix circuit site, as the event’s organisers continue to prepare for the inaugural Formula 1 race on the subcontinent later this year.

The asphalt for the Hermann Tilke circuit is set to be laid in mid-March, and whiting is reportedly pleased with the progress being made after his latest check-up of the construction work.

The work currently complete includes laying the hard court foundation, while the circuit’s run-off areas are almost complete. The construction of the track’s service roads is also well underway.

“The progress since Charlie’s last visit has been fairly rapid and all of us including Mr. Whiting are very pleased with the way things stand at the moment,” said Sameer Gaur, the Managing Director for the race’s organisers, Jaypee Sports International.

“We are looking forward to the first Indian GP. The JPSIL F1 track will be complete ahead of schedule.”

The final FIA inspection will occur on June 30, with the inaugural race scheduled for late October.

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