Tuesday, April 12, 2011
‘Buddh International Circuit’ Is The Name For Indian GP Venue
India's first F1 track has been officially named ‘Buddh International Circuit’. The new F1 track is located about 40 kilometres from the Nation Capital. The huge track can easily accommodate 125,000 spectators, as well as 25,000 fans at the chief grandstand.
Sameer Gaur, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Jaypee Sports International supported the naming of the track as Buddha is a synonym for calmness The Buddh International Circuit is designed by the world-renowned F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke, at a cost of around 400 million dollars. The length of the track is 5.14 kilometre and should be completed by August 30. In order for the race to take place on October 30, the track will be subjected to “homologation” – the inspection and approval from the Federation Internationale d’Automobile (FIA) that the track meets all predetermined requirements.
The whole new idea of the F1 taking place here in India is more than exciting. After the ICC Cricket World Cup which India co-hosted, the F1 GP will be the next best thing to look out for.