The inaugural Indian Grand Prix is a month away but virtual tours of the track have begun flooding the web. This after Codemasters, the official game sponsors of Formula One, launched their latest title - F1 2011 - on September 23.
Although the game has only been released in Europe and the United States, fans in India can now get an 'almost' real taste of their home track at Greater Noida, with all the twists, turns and the straights on the 5.141 kilometer circuit, courtesy the videos on the web.
The wait to drive on the track is limited only to those who plan on purchasing the title but most of the renowned racers can already be seen blazing their machines on the Indian track, recreated with what appears as in-depth precision. And it is stunning.
The official title is known to replicate real tracks, cars and drivers to make all appear as close to reality as possible. The previous edition of the game even won the BAFTA award. The McLaren driver in the video below picks up speed between corner 3 and 4 and it is safe to assume that F1 racers would do the same come October 30.
In the run-up to the Indian Grand Prix, there has been a lot of speculation about what the track itself looks like. Much has been said in words about the circuit which is spread over an area of 875 acres and built at an approximate cost of Rs 10 billion. No doubt then, that a virtual tour comes as a welcome reprieve for eager, curious and enthusiastic F1 fans all over.
Watch: A brief look at the Indian Grand Prix circuit