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2011 Indian GP Good for Fans? Not If They Like Racing

There has been a fair bit of controversy and praise surrounding the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.On the good side, it’s great to see the track finished in time, and despite a relatively uninterested population, the stands did seem relatively full.On the bad side, we witnessed one of the dullest races all season, and many questions have been raised about the treatment of farmers and workers involved in the construction of the track. Vigay Mallya even said on the BBC news that he wished people would stop focusing on India’s poor and concentrate on the rising middle classes and wealth generation. However, I don’t think this is an Indian problem; I think it is a far more serious Formula One issue. We also race in Brazil, a coun...

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