Indian Grand Prix to be renamed as Budd International Circuit
The 400 Million Dollar Circuit Gets a Fresh New Name
It cost 400 Million Dollars to build, an amount completely incomprehensible to someone who spends a meagre looking £300 to just go and watch the event
but let me tell you that all soon quickly adds up. The Indian Grand Prix is scheduled into the 2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix calendar, much like the Korean Grand Prix was last year. Even though the Korean Grand Prix managed to be completed on time it did suffer some set-backs and there were a few times in which we thought perhaps they weren’t going to go and race in Korea. Fortunately it’s safe to say at the moment that everything is going according to plan and they have had no hiccups with construction. We’ll have to wait to find out what happens with the inspections and whether or not it’s a safe circuit to race. So it’s closing stages of production it was deemed that this new Indian Grand Prix should be named accordingly. They Chose the Budd International Circuit, which is derived from Buddha and mean peace and calmness. It was previously named the Jaypee International Race Circuit, after the race’s promoter, but I think its new name has a bit more potency to it not that I think that Formula 1 is anything resembling a peaceful and calm sport but in that sense it has a slight ironic feel. The track is located 40 kilometres from New Delhi and can accommodate up to 125,000 spectators including 25,000 fans in the main grandstand. There’s plenty of room on the natural grass banks and temporary stands as well, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a place to enjoy the race. The track that is set to host the Indian Grand Prix in October was designed by world renowned Formula 1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke, who has also been behind many of the other Grand Prix circuits that are currently in development. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of a race this will be as the circuit looks thoroughly interesting, long downhill straights, big sweeping bends and hairpin corners will keep the mix of teams each their own challenge to overcome, hopefully by this stage in the year all the cars will be on a slightly more level playing field and we’ll be able to get a lot more out of seeing the DRS and KERS being used. With the Chinese Grand Prix now finished we look to Turkish Grand Prix, but if you can’t wait that long to get your racing adrenalin pumping then head on down to Team Sports indoor Go Karting tracks where we know the meaning of speed, book now to reserve your place.