Indian F1 Grand Prix 2012 at Buddh International Circuit


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India will finally have its own F1 track, a full-fledged one in that. India is all set to host its first F1 Grand Prix in 2011.

The circuit in the Jaypee Greens Sports City bears the usual hallmarks of a Hermann Tilke-designed track. But from this first impression it seems to have some of the open, flowing corners that many modern tracks often lack.

It looks like a circuit in two halves, with several slow corners before and after the main start/finish straight. These are surely intended to increase opportunities for overtaking, something F1 car designers have been demanding recently.

But the other half of the track includes several longer-radius corners and some quick-looking bends. It is quite impossible to get any sense of gradient from this flat map, however.

It is an unusually short track which is slightly less than 5 km (3.1 miles). That would make it shorter than any track on this year’s calendar with an exception of Circuit de Catalunya, Hungaroring, Interlagos and Monte-Carlo.

The circuit is being built by JP Associates which is a part of a large industrial conglomerate called the Jaypee Group. The circuit is being built alongside the Yamuna Expressway, a new road being built to connect India’s capital New Delhi with the country’s biggest tourist destination, the Taj Mahal, in the city of Agra.

The road to the Indian Grand Prix has not been completely smooth. The race was originally slated for the 2010 F1 calendar but Bernie Ecclestone, the big boss of F1, confirmed it had been moved back to 2011.

In August this year the government’s sports minister M S Gill refused to support race promoter JPSK’s request for money to hold the race, claiming F1 is not a sport. Ecclestone dismissed the minister’s comments saying: “That’s his view. The rest of the world thinks it is a sport.”

Source: Carazoo

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guys here is more updates on same.....

F1 teams contributed to the design of India's new Grand Prix circuit.

Under construction since last November outside the capital Delhi, the layout was penned by the Formula One regular Hermann Tilke's German company.

But Mark Hughes, vice president of promoter Jaypee who have signed a ten-year race contract with Bernie Ecclestone, said the teams have also been involved in the shape of the track that could be the fastest on the calendar after Monza.

"We sent the details to all the teams and they programmed the information into their simulators and gave us feedback on where we could make improvements and add overtaking opportunity points," he said in an interview with Reuters.

Hughes, formerly involved with the Bahrain race, said he expects the privately-funded $350 million venue to host its inaugural race next October.

source - News > F1 teams had input into India's GP circuit - Motorsport.com
 

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Looks good!!
But one observation ... the max speed at 318 is on the straight, and is actually on a slight upward slope.
Wonder how much it could have been if it were level??
 
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Re: Indian F1 Circuit Design Revealed!

this is awesome. 3 straights. challenging turns. cant wait to see it happen.

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Re: Indian F1 Circuit Design Revealed!

Yes. Most of us are awaiting India F1 to happen. Hope it will not be again marred by scams and controversies like CWG
 

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Re: Indian F1 Circuit Design Revealed!

The venue for the debut Indian Grand Prix this October, in Noida, has now been named “Buddh Intnernational Circuit” by Jaypee Sports International. The Indian Grand Prix is scheduled for October 30th 2011, but three months prior to the race, the circuit will have to be inspected and approved by the Federation Internationale d’Automobile (FIA).
 
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Re: Indian F1 Circuit Design Revealed!

The logo design of our Indian F1 circuit has been just revealed.

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