Buddh International Circuit

New Delhi

Circuit Details

New Delhi
18 October, 2011 (All day)
Hermann Tilke

Delhi History

One of the most notable sections of the circuit is the multi-apex turn 10?11?12 sequence. It has been likened to the long, fast Turn 8 at Turkey?s Istanbul Park circuit and is expected to generate high tyre loadings. Unlike Turkey?s Turn 8, it tightens on exit and is a clockwise right-hander. It is anticipated to be one of the main overtaking points, and circuit?s main straight, at 1060m, is among the longest in F1. The pitlane is also one of the longest in F1, at more than 600 metres. Time spent in the pitlane is an important factor in determining race strategies.

Before the opening weekend, the expected lap time for a Formula One car around the 5,137m long track, was 1 minute, 27.02 seconds, at an average speed of 210.03 km/h (131 mph). At the end of the long straight between corners 3 and 4, Formula One cars were expected to reach a top speed of about 318 km/h (198 mph). In the inaugural qualifying session, Sebastian Vettel turned in a lap time of 1 minute, 24.178 seconds, beating the predicted lap times from tyre manufacturer Pirelli. Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari posted the top speed through the speed trap, reaching 324.2 km/h.

Source: Wikipedia