Formula 1 – Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India

The Buddh International Circuit (originally known as the Jaypee Group Circuit or the Jaypee International Race Circuit after the circuit’s owners), Greater Noida International Sports City in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India is a Formula One racing circuit, near Delhi. It will host the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on October 30, 2011.

he circuit will be part of the 2,500 acres (10 km²) Jaypee Greens Sports City, which is planned to include a 100,000 seat cricket stadium, 18-hole golf course, 25,000 seat hockey stadium and a sports academy. The sports complex is expected to cost INR40 billion and generate $170m of revenue annually, and employ 10,000 people. The design was forwarded to the teams to gather feedback on how the circuit could be altered to improve overtaking and this has resulted in some minor changes as became clear from April 2010. The planned hairpin at turn seven will be removed, and the track at turn three will be widened to allow drivers to take different lines throughout the corner. More information was released in August 2010, revealing that there were plans to make the circuit one of the most challenging for drivers, with the circuit rising fourteen metres within the first three corners alone and a banked double-apex bend on the far side of the circuit.

The expected lap time for a Formula One car around the 5,141m long track, is 1 minute, 27.02 seconds, at an average speed of 210.03 km/h (131 mph). At the end of the long straight between corners 3 and 4, Formula One cars are expected to reach a top speed of about 318 km/h (198 mph).

(Information from wikipedia

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