Friday, 28 October 2011
Preview 2011 Buddh International Circuit, Indian GP
The Grand Prix of India will be a F1 race held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Noida is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. Noida is about 20-kilometre southeast of New Delhi. It is bound on the west and south-west by the Yamuna River, on the north and north-west by the city of Delhi, on the north-east by the cities of Delhi and Ghaziabad and on the north-east, east and south-east by the Hindon River. Noida falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna river, and is located on the old river bed.
Buddh International Circuit has 5.14 km, 60 laps clockwise with a race distance of 308 km; 3 highspeed straches, 4 slow turns, 2 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed over 320 km/h wit a hot lap time arround 1:22.000. Best preview Redbull (Webber comment):
RedBull presented Indian GP with 2 amazing videos, first in 3d(above) and second with very nice quality and nice camera angles:
As early as 1997, there have been plans to host an Indian Grand Prix at Calcutta. In 2003, India had only two permanent raceways, one in Chennai (Irungattukottai), and Kari Memorial Speedway in Coimbatore. At that time two 2.4 km2 sites in the vicinity of the Bangalore airport were examined. Also, in the state Andhra Pradesh, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu reserved 6.1 km2 of land near the airport at Hyderabad. In December 2003, a seven-year pre-agreement to host the GP in Hyderabad in 2007 was signed. The track was to be build near Gopanapally village, near the outskirts of Hyderabad, and consisted of 5.53 km2 of land.
As of 2007, five locations remained in the running for hosting the Indian Grand Prix: Bangalore, the Gurgaon district in the state Haryana, a permanent track somewhere near New Delhi, a street circuit in New Delhi, as proposed by Vijay Mallya, and a site in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Following months of negotiations, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Bernie Ecclestone announced in June 2007 a provisional agreement for India to host its first Grand Prix in the 2009 F1 season. The track would be built in the Gurgaon, on recommendation by architect Hermann Tilke.
However, in September 2007 the IOA announced that the debut race would take place in 2010 on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. After further assessments of the timeframe involved, Bernie Ecclestone announced in September 2008 that the Indian Grand Prix has been delayed to 2011.
- Bookmyshow.com is the official online ticketing partner
- Hero MotoCorp Limited announced it's sponsorship of Indian Driver Narain Karthikeyan and his team HRT F1 for the event
- Mercedes-Benz announced its partnership with Buddh International Circuit to the become official automotive partner of the event
- TAG Heuer launched its limited edition watch for the Grand Prix
- RE Rogers was announced as the logistics partner for the event
- Lodestar UM’s will provide all media solutions across TV, print, outdoor, radio and digital media
- Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Limited announced the provision of the intervention and support vehicles required during the event
- Mudra India was announced as the creative partner of the Grand Prix
Now lets see a track simulation for flying lap at India GP: