The official logo of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) which will be hosting the inaugural Indian GP coming October has been unveiled. The circuit, named after its location in Gautam Budh Nagar in Greater Noida, is nearing completion at rapid rate and looks all set to be in shape for its designated FIA homologation date of June 30th.
The stylised B logo representing ‘Bharat’ (India) proudly wears the colours of the Indian tricolour, simultaneously resembling the shape of a heart which symbolises the Jaypee Sports facility being the centre of Indian motorsport in near future. The heavily italicised font with sharp culminations suggests speed- adding to the overall symbolism of the vision to see India at the pinnacle of motorsport.
The 5.14-km Herman Tilke-designed layout looks promising as the BIC will be the first Formula One circuit to conform to the latest set of FIA guidelines to promote closer racing by providing ample opportunities for overtaking. Width on some sections of the track is sufficient to allow five cars-abreast at corner entry, making for exceptional wheel to wheel battles. With the new for 2011 Pirelli rubber, KERS and DRS already adding the much needed spice to the action at even the most humdrum circuits, a course designed to promote attacking racing coupled with these aids will definitely make for an exhilarating Indian Grand Prix come October 30th!