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Indian Grand Prix construction underway

Indian Grand Prix construction underway
New Delhi will be hosting Formula 1's newest race, with the inaugural race scheduled to be held in October 2011. (Getty Images)
Indian Grand Prix construction underway
The track is known as the Jaypee Group Circuit, and is in the Greater Noida area of the Indian capital. (Getty Images)
Indian Grand Prix construction underway
The Indian Grand Prix will be the 18th race on the Formula 1 calender and will roughly be 5.5 kilometres long, and will be designed by Hermann Tilke. (Getty Images)
Indian Grand Prix construction underway
However, heavy monsoonal rains have disrupted the track's construction, with much work remaining to be done, with a little over a year left on the deadline. (Getty Images)
Indian Grand Prix construction underway
The track is estimated to cost $215 million to build, with an initial seating capacity of 150,000, rising to 200,000. (Getty Images)
Indian Grand Prix construction underway
JPSK Sports, who are building the track, plan to make it part of a larger sports hub, with a 100,000 capacity cricket stadium, 18 hole golf course and a 25,000 capacity hockey stadium surrounding the circuit. (Getty Images)