Greater Noida: India is all set to host the power packed thrill of Indian Grand Prix to be held on October 28, 2011. India’s first and rated amongst the best in the world, the formula one racing track at Greater Noida will witness a deluge of foreign nations turning up to watch the important sports event.

The technical staff of Federation of International automobile (FIA) will arrive in the first week of August to conduct the endurance test of the racing track. The booking of tickets for the Grand Prix will start from July 15.

The stadium and track has been constructed in an area of 250 acres on the side-skirts of the Yamuna Expressway with a whopping investment of Rs 8.60 billion. The F-1 racing track has been constructed under the architectural guidance of German race track designer Hermann Tilke.

A major effort has been made to ensure that the Greater Noida racing track is wider and better when compared to international Formula One racing venues. The 5.137 kilometre track named Buddha International Circuit is 12 metres broad which is the widest in the world hence giving more scope to the drivers for overtaking. The participants would have to take 60 rounds of the track which has 16 turns. During the event, drivers are expected to hit a speed between 220kms to 308kms on the recently constructed racing track.

Former police Commisioner Tanwar Ahmed would be the Security In-charge for the event. In case of mishap, a team of foreign and Indian doctors will be ready with an ambulance and a helicopter to facilitate the best possible treatment.

Keeping in mind the significance of the event, a team of specialised doctors from Bahrain have been invited. In addition, JP Sports Company has tied up with nearby hospitals for the early treatment of mishap patients. 

The participants and the audience will start arriving from October 27. The two day practice session for the drivers and their team would start from October 28.

The Grand Prix is expected to attract at least 1.20 lakh foreign tourists to India. The sports complex has a seating arrangement for 1.20 lakh spectators. In case the number of spectators increases, the organizers have made facilities for additional seating arrangements.

The publicity and advertising of the event will start from July 15. In addition to the Grand Prix event, the JP group is also contemplating on hosting F-1 race Moto GP (motorcycle) race. A decision in this regard is likely to be taken in the last week of August.


(JPN/Bureau)