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For many of us it would have been a cherished dream to be in the race track and watch a F1 race. Now it’s time to fulfill your dream, for they have set foot on the  Indian soil. F1 seems to be on the move forever, and in light of recent F1 successes in Korea and Singapore, India more specifically its capital city New Delhi is the latest Eastern powerhouse to welcome the event with open arms. After learning plenty of lessons from the 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Delhi plans to wow the international sporting stage once more with its first race in October this year.

A brand new circuit has been built to the south of the city, in the suburb of Noida. The track, designed by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke from Germany, stretches to 5.141 kilometres and is expected to seat up to 150,000 spectators. He has built some fabulous race tracks, including those in Bahrain, Malaysia, USA, South Korea and other countries.  The estimated cost of this racing track is 10 billion ($215 million). The track is named as the Buddh International Circuit. This name is derived from the word Buddha and represents peace and calm. This name is also a reference to the Gautam Budh Nagar district in which the circuit is located,itself named after Gautam Buddha.  The Buddh International circuit logo consists of a ‘B’ which also resembles a heart.

The expected lap time for a Formula One car around the 5.141km long track, is 1 minute, 27.02 seconds, at an average speed of 210.03 km/h (131mph). At the end of the long straight path, between corners 3 and 4, F1 cars are expected to reach a top speed of about 318 km/h (198mph) making it one of the fastest tracks in the world.

Credit for the increasing number of fans for F1 races in India goes to Narain Karthikeyan, India’s first furious motor sports champ. The continued interest has resulted in better competitors in India for motor sports, an example being Karun Chandok. Then there is Vijay Mallya’ Force India team which competes on the international level on circuits around the globe. Although Indians are absent from this team, nevertheless Indian fans have been closely following the progress of the Force India drivers.


Race Date: 30 Oct 2011
Circuit Name: Buddh International Circuit
Number of Laps: 60
Circuit Length: 5.141 km
Race Distance: TBC
Lap Record:
Location: Sector 25, YEIDA Dankaur,Greater Noida, U.P., India