Buddh International Circuit – track information

Buddh International Circuit, 2011The 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 data
Lap length 5.125km (3.185 miles)
Race laps 60
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
Car performance
Full throttle 63%
Longest flat-out section 1060m
Downforce level Medium
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

Video lap of Buddh International Circuit

Map of Buddh International Circuit

2013 Indian Grand Prix track map

Buddh International Circuit aerial map

Buddh International Circuit images