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JPSI wins Best F1 Race Promoter award at FIA Gala

by Niharika Ghorpade Posted on December 10, 2012 16:19 IST 4,463 Views

Jaypee Sports International Group wins Best F1 Race Promoter award for the second time in a row at the 2012 FIA prize distribution in Istanbul,Turkey


2012 FIA Prize Giving Gala Istanbul




The Jaypee Sports International Group won the ‘Best F1 Race Promoter’ award at the 2012 Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Prize Giving Gala at Istanbul in Turkey on December 7, 2012. 


The Buddh International Circuit beat 19 circuits worldwide to retain the trophy for the second year with the Race Operations in-charge at Buddh International Circuit, Farhan Vohra being recognised as the ‘Best Clerk of the Course’.


Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO of JPSI, said “I am honoured to receive this FIA award for the second time on behalf of my entire team and the country, whose support and enthusiasm was responsible for us to win this award again. This award will motivate us to host a grander F1 Indian Grand Prix next year and we would hopefully be able to complete a hat-trick of the award.” 



Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO of JPSI with
Berni Ecclestone



Farhan Vohra who won the individual award has managed the race operations and race controls at the Buddh International Circuit for the last two editions of the Formula One Indian Grand Prix. He is the only Indian to be accredited by the FIA to be a steward or clerk at a Formula One race. 


Vohra said, “I am honoured with this recognition, which could not have been possible without the efforts of entire JPSI team that helped ensure a smooth Indian Grand Prix for the second year running. We had made some changes to the track, leading up to the second Indian Grand Prix, but to think that we were able to achieve greater heights than last year, as the recognition signifies, is a testimony to how much more Buddh International Circuit can offer to motor racing.” 


This award recognises Buddh International Circuit as a world class motorsport facility in its second year in running. The circuit has won many more national and international accolades for its state-of-the-art facility. The FIA Gala awards ceremony is held at the end of every Formula One season year to honour and recognise all those who make exceptional contributions and promote motorsport worldwide. 


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