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Chandhok Says Taxation Issues Need To Be Solved For Indian F1 Grand Prix To Return

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

Vicky Chandhok said that the multi-taxation issues "have to be sorted out for the Indian Grand Prix to return," according to the PTI. Chandhok, a former FMSCI president who worked with both Formula One Management and promoters Jaypee Group in getting the high-profile race to India in '11, said that ...

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