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Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix , 2012 - Buddh International Circuit
Changes made to the circuit -
'Massa kerb' at Turn 8-9 extended from 5m to 15m (sausage kerb)
Height of all kerbs now 25 mm (they were earlier uneven)
Turn 2-3 and 7-8 have astroturf lining to provide additional safety to run-off areas
Special track sweepers at work, utilising built-in watermist system
Video screens around the track increased from 11 to 17
Single-day tickets starting from Rs 2,000 for Sunday race. 4,400 tickets for Sunday already sold, most after Schumacher's retirement announcement last week. This will be one of Schumi's last races
In place of GT1 race in December, the circuit officials are looking to host the final round of JK Racing Asia Series, MRF Championship and one round of VW Polo series as well
Lap around Buddh International Circuit
went last year, so some info and tips from me -
1- Outside food & beverages, including bottled water is not allowed. Last year we had carried tasty 'Muffins' in our bags, but we had to leave it at the checkpoint @ the Stand Gate. After parking, each walk-in entry gates leading to the stands have x-ray machines where the bags must pass through.... & it apparently is good enough to show Muffins.
2- Professional Cameras are allowed, or well, were allowed last year where I carried my Nikon D-90 with battery pack, and 70-300mm Lens.
3-The security guys are very friendly overall, but they get a bit on edge seeing a lot of electronics in the bag due to India's history with terrorism. So it's best not to carry more than what is necessary.
- Restrictions for Formula 1 spectators here in India is not that bad, and you will breeze through with the above suggestion. Although the ticket lays down many restrictions, it's not that bad overall.
-Food & Beverage like burgers, rolls, coke, redbull & bottled water etc are available @ every stand of the circuit. And is easily accessible... approx 10 minutes to buy & get back to your seat.
-Saturday Qualyfing starts @ 2 PM... so it's best to leave your hotel @ 9 AM to avoid any traffic hinderance. It's better to reach the circuit by 10AM and chill around then to be stuck in entry traffic at 3PM
-Sunday Race starts @ 3 PM... and again, it's best to leave your hotel @ 9AM to avoid massive hindrance. Last year, we left our home for the circuit @ 9AM, reached the track at 11AM, and then walked around and chilled out on grass banks, visited eating stands, took a lot of pictures... and before we knew it, it was already 3 PM.
Once the race finished & we were heading out of the circuit... we saw a lot of cars (latecomers) still coming into the track. So i don't want you be to one of them
-If you want to visit Taj Mahal - Agra: It's about 3 hours drive from Delhi/NCR @ 250Km distance. The Yamuna Expressway is brilliant with 4*2=8 Lane roads.... and it's really fast. If you leave in the morning, say about 7 AM.... you can easily make it back to your hotel by 6PM, or 10PM if you take it really easy.
Visit Taj Mahal first & the Agra fort second if possible... and have lunch when you can. Head back after visiting the Fort.
-No need to regret your trip if you play it safe and go to the circuit before time. Also, Delhi & India is not what they show on Discovery/Natgeo to put fear on foreigners.
Like all cities, if I visit New York & choose a hotel in the Bronx.... I will have a bad time as a tourist. So choose wisely where you stay. Delhi has hotels thats worth $5 as well as Hotels thats worth $1000 per night. The area you choose will define your trip in India.
Namaste from Red Bull Racing
As a build up to the 2nd Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi, Red Bull Racing will kick off activities this year with an astonishing documentary tracing the team’s unimaginable feat at Khardungla-the highest motorable road in the world. Red Bull in partnership with Discovery Channel will air this special documentaryDescription: Description: Discovery Turbo on Sunday, 21st October at 8pm.
The world witnessed that no mountain is high enough for Red Bull when Red Bull Racing team along with their test driver Neel Jani became the first team to have ever managed to transport, fire-up and drive an F1 car on what is arguably the most challenging driving terrain in the world. The Red Bull Formula One car traversed across the world’s highest motorable road at a height of 18,380 ft in Ladakh .
The sound of an F1 car turned heads across the globe and the sound still hums in the heads of people who experienced it in Ladakh. The plain mechanical sound of an F1 engine roaring transformed Ladakh into an archaic symphony when it echoed back from amidst the mountain ranges, gorges and glaciers. Discovery Channel in a special documentary will give fans who missed out on a chance on watching this great feat an opportunity to see what went behind the scenes to put this great feat together. The special documentary on Khardung La will be aired on 21st October on Discovery Turbo at 8pm
The second DRS zone is increased by 80 meters to promote overtaking.
The first zone along the main start/finish will remain the same, but the second zone has been extended by 80 metres between turns three and four.
Kingfisher staff to protest at venue and confront Vijay Mallya at India GP.
No longer facing arrest over bounced cheques, Force India chief Vijay Mallya could still endure a trying race weekend in his native India.
The Hindustan Times newspaper reports that unpaid and grounded staff of the billionaire’s beleaguered Kingfisher airline intend to confront Mallya at the Buddh circuit this weekend.
Ferrari will be displaying the Italian Navy Flag on its cars in support of Italian seamen who are currently being held in India.
Formula 1 2012 Indian Grand Prix - First Practice Result
would still be faster than MGP
Formula 1 2012 Indian Grand Prix - Second Practice Result
Formula 1 2012 Indian Grand Prix - Third and Final Practice Result
Formula 1 2012 Indian Grand Prix - Qualifying Result
Formula 1 2012 Indian Grand Prix - Race Result
The sound of an F1 vehicle turned heads over the globe and the sound still hums in the heads of persons who skilled it in Ladakh. The simple mechanical sound of an F1 motor roaring changed Ladakh into an archaic symphony when it echoed back from amidst the mountain ranges, gorges and glaciers.
Michael Schumacher, a seven time World Champion is a German Formula One driver. He is one of the famous champions, well known for his racing. The number of races he has taken up so far is 304 with 91 tremendous wins. He started his Formula One racing.
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