Με τα… μούτρα στη Formula 1 θέλουν να πέσουν οι Ινδοί. Μπορεί ακόμα να μην έχει γίνει το πρώτο Ινδικό Grand Prix, να υπάρχουν καθυστερήσεις, οι οποίες δε θα είναι εμπόδιο στην ομαλή διεξαγωγή του αγώνα, αλλά η δεύτερη πολυπληθέστερη χώρα του κόσμου θα έχει σε λίγα χρόνια και δεύτερη πίστα, για τη φιλοξενία της Formula 1.
Για το έργο αυτό θα συνεργαστούν οι Capita Symonds, Populous και Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS). Μάλιστα, οι δύο πρώτες έχουν εμπειρία, αφού σχεδίασαν το νέο Silverstone Arena.
Φυσικά, είναι απίθανο να έχουμε δύο Ινδικά Grand Prix στην ίδια χρονιά, με το σενάριο της εναλλαγής μεταξύ των δύο κυκλωμάτων να είναι πολύ πιθανή. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες και δηλώσεις μπορείς να βρεις στο Δελτίο Τύπου που ακολουθεί.
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A consortium comprising Capita Symonds, Populous and DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd) has been appointed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to prepare the masterplan and business case for a new multipurpose race circuit and regeneration project in Mumbai, India.
The venue will be designed and constructed to meet the highest level of Grand Prix standards. The project team is built around world class experts with unrivalled experience of regeneration, development, engineering, transportation, motorsport and other major sporting events. Capita Symonds and Populous have delivered designs for some of the world’s most famous iconic sporting venues, including the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and the surrounding Olympic Park, Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon Tennis Ground, Oval Cricket Ground, and Silverstone, the original home of British motorsports.
Initially the consortium’s scope of work is to identify the potential location for the circuit and associated development in Mumbai and around the city. This will be followed by the development of a business case and plan that will assess market demand and the potential opportunities and risks for the sites. The team will prepare a Vision Plan, Commercial Feasibility Study, a detail Conceptual Masterplan, and a PPP Concession Contract to deliver the Mumbai F1 development.
Comprehensive analysis and assessments will be undertaken considering long term financial, social and environmental viability. This viability will be achieved in part through the creation of a mixed use community comprising commercial, retail, leisure and residential properties that will be centred around the circuit complex providing a year round focus for the development. Issues such as accessibility, traffic management, sustainable transport links and infrastructure gap assessments will also be addressed.
The Capita Symonds, Populous and DIMTS team will be working alongside key stakeholders such as the Formula One Management (FOM) and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to ensure that all aspects of the scheme meet the licensing and regulatory requirements of the local and international motor racing organisations.
Jerry Muscroft, Capita Symonds, said: “Our appointment reflects the consortium’s growing strength in masterplanning, transportation and design of some of the world’s leading motor racing circuits and regeneration projects.
The consortium understands how large sporting projects can be ‘Urban Generators’ that enhance and encourage development. We will lead the way with sports master-planning and sports community generation, and appreciate how considered designs can create significant value to neighbouring areas and communities.
We are committed to delivering the next generation of racing circuits, with great racing, over-taking, world class facilities and architecture; but above all the intention is to create a sustainable venue that will not need continuous financial support, and will facilitate investment and re-generation.”
John Rhodes from Populous said: “This is an exciting opportunity to create a very special circuit and facility in Mumbai and India as well as a development that will help bring diverse investment”