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Buddh International Circuit layout & records

Buddh Circuit Details Lap Record Pole Record
Location: Greater Noida, India Lap Record: 1:27.249 min Record Pole: 1:24.178 min
Race: Indian Grand Prix Date: 30 October 2011 Date: 29 October 2011
Used Since: 2011 F1 Driver: Sebastian Vettel F1 Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Type: Closed Cricuit F1 Car: Red Bull RB7 Renault F1 Car: Red Bull RB7 Renault
 Lap Dist.: 5.125 km Speed: 211.464 km/h Speed: 219.178 km/h

 

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Buddh International Circuit: Three sections in detail

Turn 1
After the start-finish straight the track falls sharply downhill for turn 1 before rising again for turn 3. This change in gradient compresses both the driver and the car into the ground, generating huge vertical g-forces. The lubricants in the system will therefore also be squashed towards the bottom of the tank, which can in turn make pick-up difficult.

Buddh International Circuit layout & records

Paul di Resta on back straight with his Force India VJM05.

Back straight (between Turns 3 and 4)
The Buddh circuit features three long straights; the pit straight, the long run between turns 3 and 4 and the shorter spurt from there down to turn 5. The longest straight is the back straight, a huge 1.2km, with the engine running at wide open throttle for over 15secs. Interestingly this straight also features an altitude change with the track going downhill to the midway point of the straight before then climbing back up. The gradient changes will have an effect on gearing, which will need to take into account the dip and crest.

Turns 10 and 11
The second part of the track is much more twisted, shifting the emphasis from outright power to engine drive-ability. Turns 10 and 11, a radial turn with a profile similar to the Spoon Curve in Japan, is one of the most challenging. The drivers ‘play’ with the pedal over a relatively prolonged period as they attempt to find the limit of the car. This sustained period of lateral G will also test the engine’s oil and fuel systems to their limits.

Previous F1 GP Winners on Buddh International Circuit
Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2013 2013 Indian F1 GP result 27 October 1 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Nico Rosberg
3 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Romain Grosjean
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Mercedes
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Lotus F1
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2012 2012 Indian Grand Prix result 28 October 1 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Fernando Alonso
3 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Mark Webber
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Ferrari
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Red Bull
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2011 2011 Indian Grand Prix result 30 October 1 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Jenson Button
3 Buddh International Circuit layout & records Fernando Alonso
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Buddh International Circuit layout & records McLaren
Buddh International Circuit layout & records Ferrari
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