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Buddh International Circuit, India's first Formula One circuit

Buddh International Circuit: DESTINATION OF THE WEEK

New Delhi, 19 October 2011: The Buddh International Circuit, India's first Formula One circuit has been unveiled at Greater Noida. The Buddh circuit will host the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on October 30, 2011.

The 5.14km Buddh International Circuit (BIC) has been designed by world‐renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Herman Tilke. BIC has been designed as one of
the fastest, most exciting motor racing circuits in the world, and is well suited to meet the requirements of powerful, high‐spec racing cars and motorcycles.

The track’s combination of 16 corners, high‐speed straights and dramatic changes inelevation has been designed to provide ample opportunities for overtaking, taking motorracing to the next level of exciting. BIC will be among the best in the world, in terms ofadherence to safety norms and regulations, run‐off areas, medical facilities, facilities for the media and overall infrastructure.

According to Sameer Gaur, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Jaypee Sports International, the name is derived from the word Buddha, and represents peace and calm. The only Indian driver in the Indian GP, Narain Karthikeyan has rated as the Buddh circuit as the best 5 in the world.

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