Saturday, 22 October 2011

All the details of Formula 1 Race Track at Buddh International Circuit at Jaypee Sports Academy, Noida

The circuit has been designed by renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Herman Tilke. The track's combination of straights, corners and elevation changes has been designed to allow high speeds and provide opportunities for overtaking, the perfect ingredients to make motor racing exciting. The track, with its elevation changes will be a real challenge for the drivers. The track also has one of the highest average speeds in Formula One. While 20,000 fans will witness the race from the Grand Stand, the overall capacity of the circuit is estimated to be around 1.5 lakh. Read on to know more about this fantastic track.

Fast facts
Owned by : Jaypee Sports International
Length : 5.14 km
Turns : 16
Highest point of elevation : 14m
Width of the track : Between 18m - 20m
Top speeds on the circuit : About 320 km/hr, for an F1 car
Total seating capacity : About 150,000
Approximate cost of building the track : $400 million

Sector 1

As the drivers leave the start line and approach Turn 1, a right hand turn, they will have an opportunity to make a move on the inside and overtake. This is also a corner where there may be many collisions, so drivers need to be very careful here. Then after a climb is the blind apex corner of Turn 3 which is one of most challenging parts of the circuit. The width of the track here gives an opportunity to the drivers for overtaking in the straight that follows, which will reportedly be the DRS zone. The straight is around one kilometre long and cars can touch over 300 km/hr in this stretch. At the end of the stretch is an overtaking chance at the Turn 4, which is a right hand turn.

Sector 2

Quick gear changes and hard braking will take the drivers through Turn 5 and a series of fast bends before approaching Turns 10 and 11. Then comes the double apex corner, where the speeds will be in excess of 220 km/hr and the spectators will get a fantastic view of the race there.

Sector 3

As the Sector 3 starts, the track elevation starts dropping again through Turns 13 and 14, which is a chicane that leads to Turn 15. The pit lane entry is just before the final corner, the Turn 16 and the finish line approaches right after this last turn.

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