The Buddh International Circuit joined the Formula One calendar in 2011 when it held the first Indian Grand Prix. The purpose-built facility is on the outskirts of New Delhi.
Its opening sector is mainly composed of long straights with some changes of gradient and wide corner entries designed to encourage overtaking.
The final part of the lap features a sequence of medium-to-high speed corners including a distinctive long, looping right-hander in full view of a large grandstand.
Buddh International Circuit holds its third race in 2013 however it will not be on the 2014 F1 calendar.
Buddh International Circuit data
|Lap length||5.125km (3.185 miles)|
|Race distance||307.5km (191.072 miles)|
|Pole position||Left-hand side of the track|
|Lap record*||1’27.249 (211.464 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2011|
|Fastest lap||1’24.178 (219.178 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2011|
|Maximum speed||321kph (199.46 mph)|
|DRS zone/s (race)||Start/finish straight and longest straight|
|Distance from grid to turn one||230m|
|Longest flat-out section||1060m|
|Gear changes per lap||58|
|Fuel use per lap||2.5kg|
|Time penalty per lap of fuel||0.1s|
|Quickest complete pit stop in 2012||20.707s by Red Bull (see full list)|
|2013 prime tyre**:||Medium (2012: Hard)|
|2013 option tyre**:||Soft (2012: Soft)|
*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
**Pirelli’s compounds are softer than those used in 2012
Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes