2014 Formula 1 calendar

Australian GP 14-16 Mar
Malaysian GP 28-30 Mar
Bahrain GP 4-6 Apr
Chinese GP 18-20 Apr
Spanish GP 9-11 May
Monaco GP 22-25 May
Canadian GP 6-8 Jun
Austrian GP 20-22 Jun
British GP 4-6 Jul
German GP 18-20 Jul
Hungarian GP 25-27 Jul
Belgian GP 22-24 Aug
Italian GP 5-7 Sep
Singapore GP 19-21 Sep
Japanese GP 3-5 Oct
Russian GP 10-12 Oct
United States GP 31-2 Nov
Brazilian GP 7-9 Nov
Abu Dhabi GP 21-23 Nov

2015 Formula 1 preview

German GP: Nurburgring.
Mexican GP: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

2016 Formula 1 preview

Indian GP: Buddh Circuit.
GP of America: Port Imperial Street Circuit, New Jersey.

Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix 2016

Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh International Circuit (BIC), originally known as Jaypee International Race Circuit, is Indias first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The track is located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, not far from New Delhi, the capital of India. The race track was officially homologated in september 2011 and the first Indian Grand Prix was held over the weekend of 28-30 October 2011. The race was won by Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel. Besides 230 Indian race marshals there where more than 100 experienced marshals from Bahrain assisting at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

The Hermann Tilke designed track is 5.125 kilometers long, features 16 corners, 9 right-handers and 7 left-handers. The direction is clockwise. The track’s combination of straights, corners and elevation changes has been designed to allow high speeds and provide good opportunities for overtaking. Elevations make the circuit special and it rise up to 14 meters from turn one to three. It is a real challenge for the drivers with 210 km/h average speed and 320 km/h maximum speed. It has been reported that the circuit is the second-fastest on the calendar after Monza F1 circuit in Italy.

The Buddh International Circuit is part of the Jaypee Greens Sports City, which is spread over 2,500 acres. Seating capacity is about 120,000 with plans to increase to 200,000. It is also planned to include a 25,000 seat hockey arena, 18-hole golf course, equestrian centre, 100,000 seat cricket stadium and a race academy for car and motorcycle drivers. There will also be a go-kart track with World Championship standard.

Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India on Google Maps

A virtual lap of Buddh International Circuit