The Indian Grand Prix [Hindi: भारतीय ग्राँ प्री] forms Round 17 of the 2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and is currently held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A brand new facility – and indeed country – to the Formula 1 calendar when its doors first opened in 2011, the track was officially homologated by FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting a matter of weeks before the inaugural race was due to take place.
The circuit – designed by the world renowned Hermann Tilke – measures 5.125 kilometres in length, with the facility itself capable of seating in the region of 130,000 spectators spread across an area of around 875 acres.
The track layout consists of 16 corners – the majority of which are classed as medium speed turns – with cars lapping at an average speed of approximately 210 km/h and reaching a top speed of around 320 km/h on the back straight between Turns 3 / 4.
With the intention of providing an additional challenge to drivers and engineers, four million cubic tons of earth was moved in order to create plenty of undulation; the circuit rising 14 metres between Turns 1 and 3 alone.
In an un-usual move, organisers requested feedback from teams on the track layout using simulator analysis prior to finalising the circuit design; subsequently leading to the modification of Turn 7 in order to maximise overtaking opportunities heading into the banked Turn 10.
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Circuit Name: Buddh International Circuit
Number of Laps: 60
Circuit Length: 5.125 km
Race Distance: 307.249 km
Lap Record: 1:27.249 [Sebastian Vettel, 2011]
Friday 25th October 2013
Practice 1: 10:00 – 11:30
Practice 2: 14:00 – 15:30
Saturday 26th October 2013
Practice 3: 11:00 – 12:00
Sunday 27th October 2013
Last Time Out...
2013 Indian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Debut
Team: Lotus Renault GP
Drivers: Bruno Senna / Vitaly Petrov
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