Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:59:32 GMT | By Benny Thomas

Know the Buddh International Circuit – Greater Noida, India

The world is getting ready to witness the inaugural Indian Grand Prix and the Buddh International Circuit is all set to rock.

Buddh International Circuit

Buddh International Circuit

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

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