2011 Grand Prix India: Details of Formula 1 Racing Track at Noida

Yet another masterpiece by the legendary track designer Hermann Tilke is getting ready for its solo race next year 32 Km outside the national capital.

The Formula 1 track in Greater Noida is designed to be 5.1 Km long and contains 16 corners. The cars are expected to lap at an average speed of 210 kmph around. The track is one of the fastest in the world, with the cars reaching 320 kmph in the main straight before braking into turn 4.

The designers have taken inputs from the teams’ simulator test runs for refining their track layout and have put the data into good use by modifying turn turn 7 and turn 3  to increase overtaking opportunities.

The  state of the art curved roof grand stand, located near turn 10 and 11, has a capacity of 30,000 people bringing the total capacity of the track to a staggering 1,20,000.

With Karun coming into F1 and an Indian team – Force India F1 showing some great racing on the track, organizers feel that filling up the seats wont’ be a major task for them.

Track boss Mark Hughes said “Karun’s presence on the F1 grid has certainly whipped up a lot of interest in India. The feedback from the teams has also been very encouraging and we hope the race will speak for itself.”

Source: Autocar India

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