The Formula One trend is beginning to catch up in India. It all started with Narayan Karthikeyan who made his way to the F1 circuit, and was later fuelled by introducing F1 to India with the Buddh International F1 racing circuit. F1 India – Buddh International circuit is the lone circuit for Indian racing, making Delhi paradise for every hardcore motorsports fan. The first edition of the Indian Grand Prix attracted a lot of celebrities as well as corporate honchos. F1 India turned out to be a highly successful event and now is attracting more and more crowd. The Buddh International circuit, designed by renowned F1 circuit designer Herman Tilke, is 5.141 kilometres (3.19 miles). The race length of the first edition of the Indian Grand Prix was 308.4 km (191.6 mi) . The track is spread across an area of 875 acres.
Apart from the Indian Grand Prix, the Buddh International circuit will host other events such as GT1 world championship season finale in 2012, a superbike world championship for four whole seasons post 2013, and the 2013 MotoGP Indian Grand Prix.
The F1 India track has a total of 16 largely medium speed corners allowing F1 cars to lap at a whopping average speed of 210 km/h(131 mi/h). This will let F1 cars reach 320 km/h (200 mi/h) making the track one of the fastest tracks in the world. The first edition of the Indian Grand Prix was sponsored by Airtel, while the iconic Sachin Tendulkar waved the checkered flag to signal the victory of Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel, the winner of the first Indian Grand Prix said “I think it is a very impressive country, very different to what we probably know from Europe, but very inspiring. If you keep you eyes and ears open I think you are able to learn a lot, the way the people handle things.
55 corporate boxes, with 30 seats each are currently present at the Buddh International circuit and have catered to huge names such as the Ambanis, Vijay Mallya etc. The corporate boxes for F1 India fill faster than the normal seats. It offers exclusive suites with an impressive private outdoor deck which gives you a brilliant view of the track. The corporate boxes offer individual suites with high ceilings that offer an astonishing view of the circuit through expansive windows and if glass is not really your thing, watch the action from impressive sheltered and elevated outdoor viewing decks. Mix and dine with partners, friends, clients as you enjoy the sheer thrill of the race track.
Also, the Platinum enclosures are located nicely along the pit lane, in the Main Grandstand. It’s perfectly located for hearing and witnessing live racing action. It offers a bird’s eye view of the Garages, Winner’s Podium and the Pit lane action including changing of tyres.
F1 India is catching up and catching up fast. The sound of the cars, the smell of burning rubber and the sheer speed of it all can leave a person exasperated and asking for more.