The Buddh International Circuit was officially inaugurated, 11 days before F1 champions battle it out for glory here. A look at what is in the offing for them and for fans in India (NDTV and AP images):
The track is 5.14 km long and is on an area of 875 acres. The name of the track symbolises calm and peace. Photo: Swati Kothari/NDTV
Workers watch a Red Bull car going down the track during the unveiling of the Buddh International Circuit.
The convoy of cars continue on the tour of the venue that has been rated amongst the top-5 in the world by Indian F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
National and international journalists line up to get a first-hand experience of the track and the adjoining area. Photo: Swati Kothari/NDTV.
The starting grid is seen in this picture with seating for spectators on the right. Tickets had been priced between Rs 2500 to Rs 33,000.
There are several state of the art facilities here, the medical centre for drivers being just one of them. Photo: Swati Kothari/NDTV
The burn room is seen here as part of the medical facilities available here. Safety and medical facilities are top-priorities of venues that organise F1 races. Photo: Swati Kothari/NDTV
Mercedes is providing these gorgeous machines, called Safety Cars for those unfamiliar with F1 terminology, for the Indian leg of the race. Photo: Swati Kothari/NDTV
One of the several team blocks is seen here. Strategies, planning and a lot more is expected to take place here come October 28, 29 and 30. Photo: Swati Kothari/NDTV
An aerial view of the newly-inaugurated track that is in Greater Noida, 60 kilometers from New Delhi.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||227|
|6||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|7||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||84|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|