F1:Next Indian Grand Prix on Oct 28, 2012
Welcome to 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX of India scheduled at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) Formula One™, also known as Formula 1™ or F1™ or Grand Prix is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The F1™ season consists of a series of races, held on purpose-built circuits and occasionally on street circuits. The result of each race is combined to determine two annual FIA Formula One World Championships, one for the Drivers who are required to be holders of valid Super License, the highest class of racing license issued by the FIA and one for the Constructors.
Formula One™ cars are considered to be the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 318 km/h (192 mph).
Welcome to India, one of the fastest evolving countries in the World. India is well known for the most colourful fairs and festivals with the month of October 2012 hosting the festival of Dussehra or Vijayadashmi in honour of the victory of Lord Rama over demon Ravana. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil.
The festival of Dussehra will be followed by one of the biggest sporting spectacle, 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX at Buddh International Circuit (BIC), located in Greater Noida. BIC is located just 35 km from New Delhi.
No Dream Too Big
The face of motorsport in India changed with the successful hosting of the inaugural FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX in 2011 at BIC The track is the jewel in the crown of Jaypee Sports City being developed in 2500 acres, comprising a number of world class sporting venues, stunning residential developments and commercial properties.
The track has been designed by the well known German architect Hermann Tilke, who also happens to be the man behind other legendary tracks.
26 October Friday (Practice)
27 October Saturday (Qualifying)
28 October Sunday (Race)
New Delhi, India.
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What makes BIC so unique?
Capacity: Approx. 100,000
Circuit length: 5.14 km
Number of Pit Garages: 41
Race direction: Clock wise direction
Speed: 318 km/h
Highest Elevation: 14 meters