Buddh International Circuit
The Indian Grand Prix was a relatively new addition to the Formula One calendar, having been held for only three years from 2011 to 2013. The race was held at the Buddh International Circuit, located near the city of Greater Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
The circuit was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke and was one of the most challenging tracks on the Formula One calendar, with a mix of high-speed corners, long straights, and tight hairpin turns. The first Indian Grand Prix was held in October 2011 and was won by Sebastian Vettel driving for the Red Bull Racing team.
Despite its short history, the Indian Grand Prix was a popular event among fans and drivers alike. The race was notable for its vibrant atmosphere, with large crowds of passionate fans cheering on their favorite drivers. The circuit itself was also praised for its challenging layout and modern facilities.
Unfortunately, after just three years on the calendar, the Indian Grand Prix was removed from the Formula One schedule in 2014, due to a variety of financial and logistical issues. Despite this setback, many fans and drivers continue to look back fondly on the brief but memorable history of the Indian Grand Prix, and hope that it may one day return to the Formula One calendar.
FIA Grade: 1
Owner: Jaypee Group
Operator: Jaypee Sports International Limited
Opened: 18 October 2011
Construction cost: ₹2,000 crore (US$250 million)
Architect: Hermann Tilke
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Indian motorcycle Grand Prix (2023)
Indian Grand Prix (2011–2013)
Asia Road Racing Championship (2016)
MRF Challenge (2012–2013, 2017)
JK Racing Asia Series (2011–2012)
Grand Prix Circuit (2011–present)
Surface: Asphalt concrete with Graywacke aggregate
Length: 5.125 km (3.185 miles)
Race lap record: 1:27.249 (Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull RB7, 2011, F1)
Motorcycle Circuit (2016–present)
Length: 4.970 km (3.089 miles)
Race lap record: 1:55.855 (Anthony West, Yamaha YZF-R6, 2016, Supersports 600)