Buddh International Circuit

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Buddh International Circuit
Jaypee International Circuit 2011.svg
Location Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Time zone GMT +5:30 (Indian Standard Time)
Coordinates 28°21′2″N 77°32′6″E / 28.35056°N 77.535°E / 28.35056; 77.535Coordinates: 28°21′2″N 77°32′6″E / 28.35056°N 77.535°E / 28.35056; 77.535
Capacity 100,000+
Owner Jaypee Group
Operator Jaypee Sports International Limited
Opened October 2011
Construction Cost INR10 billion (US$400 million)
Architect Hermann Tilke
Major Events FIA Formula One
Indian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Circuit
Surface Asphalt concrete with Graywacke agggregate
Circuit Length 5.137 km (3.192 mi)
Turns 16
Lap Record 1:27.249 (Germany Sebastian Vettel, Austria Red Bull Racing, 2011, Formula One)
Jaypee Group Circuit.svg

The Buddh International Circuit (or BIC) is a track (circuit) that had opened in 2011, which is used for motor racing. The main event is the Indian Grand Prix, the first to be held in that country.

The track was designed by Hermann Tilke, the FIA's most commonly used Track Designer.

The track was originally known as the Jaypee Group Circuit, after the owners, the Jaypee Group. The track was renamed in April 11, 2011[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Indian track named Buddh International Circuit". formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 2011-04-25. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2011/4/11966.html. Retrieved 2011-06-15.