The Buddh International Circuit that will host the inaugural Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix has been given the green light by Charlie Whiting after the latest inspection yesterday. The FIA man is said to be happy with the progress made.

“He (Whiting) stated that the progress was more than satisfactory and exceeded expectations from when he last visited the site. He also expressed confidence that the inaugural Indian Grand Prix will be a huge success,” said Vicky Chandhok, head of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India in a statement.

The mandatory final track license will be given the week before the race, when Buddh is complete. The Indian GP, which will happen in end October, will be the third last race of the 2011 season, before Abu Dhabi and the season closing race in Brazil.

Meanwhile, the Turkish GP has been officially dropped from next year’s F1 calendar. The 2012 omission of Turkey is said to be a result of failed negotiation between local organisers and F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. This is the first time the race has been dropped since it came onboard in 2005.