- Indian Grand Prix
Indian GP to go ahead after court hearing gets delayed
Sunday's Indian Grand Prix will go ahead as planned after a hearing into tax issues was delayed until next week.
India's Supreme Court was due to hear a petition seeking to cancel the race on Friday because organisers have allegedly not set aside entertainment taxes from previous races. The issue is a contentious one being fought by local political activist Amit Kumar, who successfully campaigned for Formula One to be classified as entertainment rather than a sport in 2011. As a result it does not benefit from certain tax exemptions.
However, the hearing of the petition, which had the potential to derail the running of this weekend's race, has been postponed meaning the race will go ahead as planned.
"The hearing will now take place next week," a lawyer involved with the case told AFP. "This means the race can go ahead."
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