Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will be the brand ambassador for i1 Supercar Championship. The seven-round series will be flagged off at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on December 18.
The i1 series is scheduled to be held in the winter when other international championships go on a break. Apart from Buddh International Circuit, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Dubai, Malaysia and Thailand are the other venues.
Two-time Formula One champion Mika Hakkinen and multiple Grand Prix winners Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher are set to be part of championship. The competitors include Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaren are likely to add local flavour, while Finland’s Heikki Kovalainen, Italy’s Jarno Trulli and Vitantonio Liuzzi.
The i1 Supercar Championship is the brainchild of Machdar Motorsports Pvt. Ltd.