Buddh International Circuit layout & records

Buddh Circuit DetailsBuddh Lap RecordBuddh Pole Record
Location:Greater Noida, IndiaLap Record:1:27.249 minRecord Pole:1:24.178 min
Event:Indian Grand PrixDate:30 October 2011Date:29 October 2011
Used Since:2011F1 Driver:Sebastian VettelF1 Driver:Sebastian Vettel
Type:Closed CricuitF1 Car:Red Bull RB7 RenaultF1 Car:Red Bull RB7 Renault
 Lap Dist.:5.125 kmSpeed:211.464 km/hSpeed:219.178 km/h

Buddh International Circuit Layout

Buddh Circuitcircuit-legend


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

DriverGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Germany Sebastian Vettel33003311.01.075
2Spain Fernando Alonso30112005.35.333
3United Kingdom Jenson Button30101016.07.028
4Germany Nico Rosberg30101006.36.326
5Australia Mark Webber30011002.79.027
6France Romain Grosjean200110014.06.017
7United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton30000003.75.726
8Brazil Felipe Massa30000004.710.020
9Finland Kimi Räikkönen20000016.57.012
10Mexico Sergio Pérez300000012.313.011
11Germany Michael Schumacher200000012.513.510
12Spain Jaime Alguersuari100000010.08.04
13Germany Adrian Sutil200000010.59.04
14Germany Nico Hülkenberg20000009.513.54
15United Kingdom Paul di Resta300000013.311.04
16Brazil Bruno Senna200000013.511.01
17Australia Daniel Ricciardo300000016.313.71
18France Jules Bianchi100000019.018.00
19Switzerland Sébastien Buemi10000009.021.00
20Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio100000021.016.00
21Finland Valtteri Bottas100000015.016.00
22Italy Jarno Trulli100000019.019.00
23United Kingdom Max Chilton100000022.017.00
24Netherlands Giedo van der Garde100000020.022.00
25Spain Pedro de la Rosa100000022.023.00
26Brazil Rubens Barrichello100000015.015.00
27Mexico Esteban Gutierrez100000016.015.00
28France Jean-Eric Vergne200000016.014.00
29Japan Kamui Kobayashi200000017.019.00
30Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov200000017.514.00
31France Charles Pic200000022.520.00
32Finland Heikki Kovalainen200000019.016.00
33India Narain Karthikeyan200000023.519.00
34Germany Timo Glock200000021.521.50
35Venezuela Pastor Maldonado300000013.316.70

Team Ranking


Team Ranking Buddh Circuit

TeamGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Austria Red Bull33014311.85.0102
2Italy Ferrari30112005.07.753
3United Kingdom McLaren30101015.86.256
4Germany Mercedes30101007.88.744
5United Kingdom Lotus F1200110110.36.529
6India Force India300000012.29.812
7Italy Toro Rosso300000012.813.35
8Switzerland Sauber300000014.217.71
9United Kingdom Williams300000013.815.21
10United Kingdom Virgin Racing100000021.519.50
11France Renault100000015.011.50
12Spain HRT200000023.019.80
13United Kingdom Manor200000021.518.50
14United Kingdom Caterham300000019.518.50

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