In detail: Indian GP track

    120000 spectators could be cheering on home favourite Karun Chandhok at new Indian GP track.

    Published On Apr 29, 2010 07:00:00 AM

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    More details have been revealed about the Indian Grand Prix Circuit which is currently under construction about 32km outside of New Delhi. This circuit is designed by Hermann Tilke.

    The first race scheduled for 2011 will consist of an undulating 5.1km course with 16 corners - largely medium-speed corners - where the F1 cars should lap at an average speed of about 210kph.

    Slight modifications are done to the track design, such as the Turn 3 which has been widened from its original layout which helps cars run side by side. The cars will then get opportunity to accelerate upto 320kph on the back straight before again rising to Turn 4 which is a likely spot for overtaking.

    A lot of analysis has been done by the teams via their simulators, following their advice; race organisers have taken a decision to modify Turn 7 in order to maximise overtaking opportunities into the banked Turn 10. A grand stand with 13,000 seating capacity overlooks both Turn 10 and Turn 11 which are similarly banked, making this part of the track especially exciting for the fans.

    The impressive waved roof main grand stand will hold around 30,000 fans bringing in the total estimated capacity at 120,000 spectators. The organisers wont have much problem in selling each and every seat at the event due to the presence of home favourite Karon Chandhok.

    Track boss Mark Hughes said “Karun’s presence on the F1 grid has certainly whipped up a lot of interest in India.”

    “The feedback from the teams has also been very encouraging and we hope the race will speak for itself,” he added. 

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