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The first Indian Grand Prix was held in 2011 (©GettyImages)
The first Indian Grand Prix was held in 2011 (©GettyImages).

This weekend, after just three years on the F1 schedule, the India's Buddh International Circuit is set to host it's final Grand Prix at least in the short term.

It's a major disappointment for F1 as again the sport fails to conquer one of the world's biggest market. Initially the race got off to a positive start when 95,000 fans came to the inaugural race back in 2011 and the track with it's unique contours and mix of corners was a big hit among the drivers too.

However since then some of the original fears have been realised as ticket prices have been too expensive for the majority, despite being slashed on multiple occasions, poor promotion has meant those who could afford the price are still not interested in F1 and a tax dispute between the Indian government and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone put the final nail in the coffin.

Indian Grand Prix organisers can be encouraged however that this is not the first race to have failed after just a few years in the sport, indeed as you'll see some projects didn't even get off the mark.

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