Court to hear bid to cancel Indian GP
24 October 2013 – India's Supreme Court will hear a petition aimed at cancelling this weekend's Indian Grand Prix on Friday, with race organisers allegedly failing to pay taxes for the event.
This season, organisers were forced to add tax to ticket prices, with it being ruled in 2011 that the Grand Prix came under the category of entertainment rather than sport.
The petition has been filed by campaigner Amit Kumar, who was behind the initial tax debate two years ago. This ultimately led the country's Supreme Court to freeze 25 percent of ticket revenues until an outstanding tax disagreement had been settled.
India will not feature on the 2014 calendar, with its long-term future also under threat.