Buddh International Circuit layout & records

Buddh Circuit Details Buddh Lap Record Buddh Pole Record
Location: Greater Noida, India Lap Record: 1:27.249 min Record Pole: 1:24.178 min
Event: 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

Buddh International Circuit Layout

Buddh Circuitcircuit-legend

Description

Buddh International Track: 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.

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

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.

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Buddh Circuit

Driver GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3 3 0 0 3 3 1 1.0 1.0 75
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 5.3 5.3 33
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 6.0 7.0 28
4 Germany Nico Rosberg 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 6.3 6.3 26
5 Australia Mark Webber 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2.7 9.0 27
6 France Romain Grosjean 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 14.0 6.0 17
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 5.7 26
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 10.0 20
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.5 7.0 12
10 Mexico Sergio Pérez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.3 13.0 11
11 Germany Michael Schumacher 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 13.5 10
12 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 8.0 4
13 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 13.5 4
14 Germany Adrian Sutil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 9.0 4
15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 11.0 4
16 Brazil Bruno Senna 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.5 11.0 1
17 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.3 13.7 1
18 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 16.0 0
19 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 16.0 0
20 Italy Jarno Trulli 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 19.0 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 17.0 0
22 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 22.0 0
23 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 23.0 0
24 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 15.0 0
25 Mexico Esteban Gutierrez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 15.0 0
26 France Jules Bianchi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 18.0 0
27 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 21.0 0
28 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 19.0 0
29 France Charles Pic 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.5 20.0 0
30 Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.5 14.0 0
31 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 16.0 0
32 India Narain Karthikeyan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 19.0 0
33 Germany Timo Glock 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 21.5 0
34 France Jean-Eric Vergne 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 14.0 0
35 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 16.7 0

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Buddh Circuit

Team GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Austria Red Bull 3 3 0 1 4 3 1 1.8 5.0 102
2 Italy Ferrari 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 5.0 7.7 53
3 United Kingdom McLaren 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 5.8 6.2 56
4 Germany Mercedes 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 7.8 8.7 44
5 United Kingdom Lotus F1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 10.3 6.5 29
6 India Force India 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.2 9.8 12
7 Italy Toro Rosso 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.8 13.3 5
8 United Kingdom Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.8 15.2 1
9 Switzerland Sauber 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.2 17.7 1
10 United Kingdom Virgin Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 19.5 0
11 France Renault 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 11.5 0
12 United Kingdom Manor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 18.5 0
13 Spain HRT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 19.8 0
14 United Kingdom Caterham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.5 18.5 0


Race Tickets

Available 2024 tickets:
Spanish GP
Austrian GP
British GP
Hungarian GP
Belgium GP
Dutch GP
Singapore GP
Mexico GP
Brazilian GP

Check out & order at our F1 Tickets Store »