There is no doubt that the year 2011 is the year of Formula 1 in India. It is on this that history will be made when India hosts its first ever Indian F1 Grand Pix. If you didn’t know, now you have it. Being the first time a lot needs to be done on the Indian F1 infrastructure there and as we speak now the world governing body, FIA, is yet to finalize the circuit. But they have formally confirmed it taking place.
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The event is scheduled from 28th to 30th October 2011 and fans are expected to flock to the site, which is at Buddha International Circuit in new Delhi India. Racers will have to make the 60 laps circuit for at least a podium finish. The circuit distance is about 5.137 km which is not that long. The circuit and track is done by F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke. The track is spread in a ground area of 875 acres. Initially the seating capacity was speculated to have a capacity of 150,000 seats which may be increased. FIA have promised to confirm the race distance before the Race date.
Some notable representations in the Gp is inclusive of the UB Group of companies and some other big Indian brands that are mainly associated with Force India F1. Tata Consultancy Services will be the official IT service provider for team Ferrari and ironically the engine software for the Italian racing team is also by them.
The most watched out racer in the event is Karun Chandok. He is the one who is responsible for putting India in the world formula 1 map. He was the first Indian to make it to F1 in Jordan in the year 2005. Other racers to expect are David Coulthard who will be racing for the Red Bull F1 team.
The ticket sale for the first Formula 1 in India: the Indian Grand Prix has been started. The ticket is ranged form Rs.2,500 to Rs.35,000, which means you can get a seat of your budget. Although the seating capacity is high it will be hard to get a ticket of your choice because there will be a number of fans coming to watch Force India F1, their favorite team in action. Tickets can be bought online or from the Indian Grand Prix counters
Indian Grand Prix :First Formula One Race in India
Recognizing the increasing popularity of motor-sports in India, FIA has announced 17th race of 2011 Formula 1 in India. It is biggest news to celebrate for the racing fans. The Indian Grand Prix is going to be organized at Buddh International Circuit in the capital of India. It’s a 5.14km track and was designed by Hermann Tilke and is spread around 875 acres and has an amazing seating capacity of 150,000 which is supposed to be increased up to 200,000 later. It is going to be huge event and most people are willing be a part of Indian Grand Prix. Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil are the stars of team for 2011. Force India F1 is all set for the occasion with the advantage of support of all Indian Fans. Its Popularity can be analyzed with the fact that the first 1000 tickets were sold within 1 hour of opening.
Narain Karthikeyan, the biggest name in Indian Motor-Sport, is making a came back after a very long time in 2011 and is going to be a part of Indian Grand Prix 2011 for Hispania Racing Team (HRT). Other Famous Indian names for the event are Karun Chandok and Armaan Ebrahim. Force India F1 is the only registered team for the Indian Grand Prix. Previously the team was known as Spyker which was changed to Force India F1 in 2007 when Vijay Mallya and Michiel Mol bought it.
India is known as a country of Cricket. While talking about the acceptance of F1 in a Cricket-Mad country, Narain Karthikeyan believes that “Nothing is impossible in India,” while most other critics say that it is not any kind of competition.