F1 is considered the most prestigious form of racing in the world. It is governed by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, or FIA, based in
. F1 race cars are single-seat, open-wheel race cars, meaning the wheels and tires are outside the car's body, with the engine behind the driver's cockpit. Today's Formula One cars use 2.4 litre V8 engines that produce about 700 horsepower and can exceed 200 mph. France
There are currently 12 teams in F1 and each team is allowed to run a maximum of two cars. McLaren, Williams, Renault (formerly Benetton) and Ferrari have been four of the most dominant teams in F1 and have won every F1 world championship from 1984 to 2008. Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Ferrari are the car manufacturers present in F1, while engine suppliers also include Cosworth, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Renault. Each driver can use a maximum of 8 engines in an F1 season and it is estimated that the major F1 teams spend between US$125-225 million per year on engines.
This 5.14-km track, located near Greater Noida (40 km from Delhi) at 1000 Ha Sports Special Development Zone, 11 km from Zero point of the upcoming Yamuna Expressway, is being built by Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) and is designed by German racetrack designer Hermann Tilke, who has designed F1 circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, UAE and South Korea.
Highest point of elevation
Width of the Track
Between 10 m - 14 m
Top speed on the circuit
About 320 km/h for an F1 car
Total seating capacity
40 km approx.
Date of FIA homologation
The track will be among the top five in the world as far as average speed is concerned. The average time per lap is expected to be around 1 minute 24 seconds. F1 with an estimated cost worth Rs.1,600 crores, is finally making its way to
. The inaugural Indian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on the 30th of October this year, at Jaypee Sports International’s upcoming motor racing circuit on the outskirts of India , near Greater Noida. New Delhi
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