Formula One returns to the Buddh International Circuit for the third edition of the Indian Grand Prix. The track, located on the outskirts of capital New Delhi, features several elevation changes and a variation of long straights, tight hairpins and high-speed changes of direction. The circuit, the second fastest on the calendar after the legendary Monza, has won high praise from drivers who have compared the layout to such historic venues as Spa and Suzuka. Here we take a look at some of the track statistics before embarking on a flying lap of the circuit. Track Statistics Laps – 60 Track length – 5.125 km Race first held – 2011 Most wins – Sebastian Vettel (2011, 2012) 2012 pole position – Sebastian Vettel (1:25.283) 2012 race winner – Sebastian Vettel A flying lap of the Buddh International Circuit The lap begins in the shadow of the massive grandstand whose roof extends out over the start-finish straight. The run down the home straight to turn one is relatively short. Move over to the left of the track to take your line for Turn 1, brake as late as possible down to third gear before turning into the right-hander. The track appears to open up a bit at the exit of Turn 1 and its width and the ample amounts of run-off available make it very tempting to get on the power early as you hit the apex of Turn 1.
For the rest of the story and more great information on Buddh, please click through and read this very informative article by Abhishek Takle posted Oct 22, 2013 on FirstSports.com.