Zeenews Sports Bureau
Greater Noida: The Buddh International Circuit, race track of the Formula One Indian Grand prix, was officially unveiled on Tuesday for the media and the first impression of the circuit was that of pride as the entire infrastructure as well as finishing looked prim and proper.
The 5.14 km long racetrack gets its name from ‘Buddha’, the deity of peace, the racetrack’s new name also reflects its reference to the Gautam Budh Nagar District.
The Buddh International Circuit is said to become the second fastest track on the Formula 1 calendar after Monza and expects the fastest lap times to be under 1min27s with average speeds crossing 210 kmph. There will be a total of sixty laps in the race, making it approximately 308 kms of distance raced upon.
The circuit comes with an expected lap time of 1 min and 27.02 seconds, at an average speed of 210.03 km/h (131 mph) that the F1 cars will churn. At the end of the long straight between the 3rd and 4th corners, the cars are expected to reach a top speed of about 318 km/h (198 mph).
There was speculation about the readiness of the track as it had been kept under the wraps and away from the sight of media and public alike.