Buddh International circuit
India's third purpose-built motor racing facility was designed to capture the Formula One circus and is consequently on a scale unlike anything found elsewhere in the country. It forms part of the Jaypee Greens Sports City, a 1011 Hectare development of homes, leisure facilities and sporting stadia including a golf course and equestrian centre.
The Herman Tilke-penned circuit covers 3.192 miles, and includes 16 turns with some noticeable changes in elevation. Construction was completed in October 2011 just two weeks prior to the first Indian F1 Grand Prix. The facility, which is spread over an area of 874 acres, cost around $400 million to build, and includes seating for around 110,000 spectators, with the potential to increase capacity to 200,000 in the future. The track surface includes asphalt and aggregated specially shipped in from England.
It has generally been well-received by the Formula One drivers with the fast, flowing sections between turns five and 15 in particular drawing favourable comparisons and proving a challenge to drive consistently on the limit.