Indian Grand Prix
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- Next Race Date — 28th October 2012
- Location — Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India
- Number of Laps — 60
- Circuit Length — 5.125 km (3.185 mi)
- Race Distance — 307.500 km (191.072 mi)
Indian GP Overview
The very first Formula One Indian Grand Prix took place in 2011 at the Buddh International Circuit on the outskirts of New Delhi. The track has yet to be formally approved by the governing body but that is expected to be a formality and the build is very much ahead of schedule. The circuit has been built with exciting racing in mind and two long straights combined with an interesting mix of corners provide potential for a top class event.
The Buddh International Circuit has been purpose built for the Indian Grand Prix and is a highly anticipated track. The circuit is yet to be approved by the FIA but is expected to be approximated 5.137 km with the race due over 60 laps. There will be 16 corners on a circuit that has been designed to provide a number of good overtaking opportunities.
History of Formula 1 in India
Discussions about holding a Formula One Grand Prix in India have been ongoing since 1997 but the race was only confirmed in a provisional agreement in 2007. The first race was scheduled for 2009 but this was later revised to 2011.
The circuit has been designed by renowned track builder Hermann Tilke and incorporates facilities for 150,000 spectators. The circuit has been designed with a long back straight that should allow cars to reach speeds of 320 km/h and make it one of the fastest circuits on the calendar.
Indian F1 Grand Prix Key Moments
- Sebastian Vettel comfortably wins the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.