India is the latest exciting destination to sign up to host a round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Championship.
The last time F1 visited India was in 2004, when huge crowds turned out to see the grand prix in Mumbai and it gave F1 teams, media and officials their first opportunity to see this unique country.
Nicolo and Paolo Di San Germano travelled to India to meet representatives of the Government of Andhra Pradesh to lay the foundations and commit to the event which is scheduled to be held in November 2018 in Amaravati. Attending the meeting were Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Y Harishchandra Prasad, Founder and Chief Mentor,Malaxmi Group, P Narayana, Minister for Urban Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, [Nicoló Di San Germano], Sandeep Mandava, CEO, Malaxmi Group, [Paolo D San Germano] and Michael Joshi, AGM – Malaxmi Group.
The MOU was signed by Paolo Di San Germanoand Sandeep Mandava and witnessed by the Chief Minister and Urban Minister in the presence of senior government officials Ajay Jain, Principal Secretary – Investments & Infrastructure, Sai Prasad, Principal Secretary to C.M., M K Meena, Secretary to Government – Tourism and Dr Sreedhar Cherukuri, Commissioner- CRDA. “We are delighted to be returning to India and to have the opportunity to be a part of the evolution of Amaravati,” said Paolo di San Germano. “We look forward to a close working collaboration with the officials of the Government of Andhra Pradesh and to being the first international sporting event to take place in this exciting new city.”
Amaravati is the capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh and located on the southern banks of the Krishna River in the Guntur district of eastern India. The foundation stone for the ambitious development and creation of the new city of Amaravati was laid by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in 2015.
The first F1 race to be held in India took place in Mumbai and was won by Francesco Cantando.