Mr Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO, Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI) bagged the "Best F1 Race Promoter" award at the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Prize Giving Gala held in Istanbul, Turkey on 7th Dec. 2012. He has won this prestigious award for the second year in a row. The FIA award is an acknowledgement of JPSI's immense effort to make India a proud host of Formula One, thanks to the state-of-the-art Buddh International Circuit that is truly world-class in terms of racing. The FIA Prize Giving gala is organized every year to respect those who make outstanding contribution to promote motorsports world-wide.
While addressing this occasion, Mr Sameer Gaur, said, "This is indeed a very proud moment and 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 grandeur F1 Indian Grand Prix next year and we would hopefully be able to complete a hat-trick of the award."
Mr. Farhan Vohra, Race Operations in-charge at Buddh International Circuit, was awarded the 'Best Clerk of the Course' for the year 2012 owing to his contribution towards managing race operations and race control at the BIC during the first two editions of F1 Indian Grand Prix. He has also been a steward at the Singapore, Abu dhabi and Germany F1 races. He is the only Indian appointed by FIA to be a steward and a clerk at an F1 race.
Mr. Farhan 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."