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Old 15th October 2011, 19:16   #301
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Quite brilliant!

I just hope they can manage even 80% of the landscaping as shown in the video.
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Considering how new the track is there are good chances a safety car start for the first few laps like 2010 Korea. The track must be slippery since there will be no rubber laid down from previous races.

Would anyone know whether this is the case or is something being done to counter the lack of grip on the newly laid surface?!!
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Considering how new the track is there are good chances a safety car start for the first few laps like 2010 Korea. The track must be slippery since there will be no rubber laid down from previous races.

Would anyone know whether this is the case or is something being done to counter the lack of grip on the newly laid surface?!!
Extremely Low Downforce and Keeping drag to a minimum.

Also I wont be surprised if Pirelli bring the Hard Compund ( White Circle ) and Soft ( Yellows ) for the GP. They did that in Suzuka. They would need high levels of grip and the Super - softs ( Red Circle ) would suffer heavily from graining.

Btw, Guys heard about Dan Wheldon ?? Feel so bad :(

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@ kimianks,

I understand the ideal set up for the Indian circuit should be a low downforce one especially since its one of the fastest circuits in the calendar.

But wouldn't lower downforce simply mean less grip on a brand new track with no rubber laid down?!!
I ask this mainly because I would not like the 2010 Korea GP start being repeated in India, that would be a bummer!!
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@ kimianks,

I understand the ideal set up for the Indian circuit should be a low downforce one especially since its one of the fastest circuits in the calendar.

But wouldn't lower downforce simply mean less grip on a brand new track with no rubber laid down?!!
I ask this mainly because I would not like the 2010 Korea GP start being repeated in India, that would be a bummer!!
True and Korea 2010 was bad. But it was a rolling start in rain. this season the rain came in practice. I dont think there is much activity on the Korean Track the rest of the year. So it would be slippery always. India should have other events happening. But this season it is gonna be really tricky. thats why I feel the Hard Pirellis would be used as compared to the traditional Softs and Super Softs.
Teams would have no option but to run a low downforce setup. the track won't be dusty like Bahrain or Abu Dhabi so I expect the Indian track to have slightly better grip.

Since its the maiden GP, I am sure teams would do a lot of running in the practice sessions. so there would be a good amount of rubber on the track.
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But this season it is gonna be really tricky. thats why I feel the Hard Pirellis would be used as compared to the traditional Softs and Super Softs.
Pirelli announce tyre choices for remaining races on 07 Oct 2011

Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, have announced the tyre compound allocations for the last three rounds of 2011.

At the Indian race, which takes place later this month, the soft tyre will be used as the prime compound along with the hard tyre as the option. With initial impressions suggesting that the asphalt at the brand-new Buddh circuit is quite abrasive and with high ambient temperatures expected, Pirelli hope the choice will cater for every eventuality and strategy.

For the final two Grands Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi and Brazil, the medium and soft compounds will be used.

"India is a big unknown for all the teams and ourselves, so we will also be taking the most durable hard tyre in order to cover every base," explained Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery. "Abu Dhabi is much more familiar territory for us, where we know that the medium and the soft tyre will suit the circuit well.

"As for Interlagos, were aiming to end the season on a high. The combination of medium and soft rubber has given us some close racing in the past, lots of overtaking and provided some good opportunities for interesting pit-stop strategies."

Tyre compounds for the 2011 season:
Australia (Melbourne) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Malaysia (Sepang) - hard (prime), soft (option)
China (Shanghai) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Turkey (Istanbul) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Spain (Barcelona) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Monaco (Monte Carlo) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Canada (Montreal) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Europe (Valencia) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Great Britain (Silverstone) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Germany (Nurburgring) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Hungary (Hungaroring) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Italy (Monza) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Singapore (Singapore) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Japan (Suzuka) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Korea (Yeongam) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
India (New Delhi) - hard (option), soft (prime)
Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Brazil (Sao Paulo) - medium (prime), soft (option)

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Now farmers are threatening to disrupt the race.
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Some more track updates (Credit - Aragon, MoD from SSCI):

Greater Noida | Formula 1 - Buddh International Circuit | U/C - Page 102 - SkyscraperCity

Looking pretty good!
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"And the 5 lights illuminate and they go" waiting for Steve Slater's excitement!

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Looks like the circuit is race ready! Can't wait!

Just hope there is not any transport/safety/electricity/water etc. issue during the race weekend

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I see too much dirt on the track, can this cause a problem?
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Found this on Youtube !

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Some more track updates (Credit - Aragon, MoD from SSCI):

Greater Noida | Formula 1 - Buddh International Circuit | U/C - Page 102 - SkyscraperCity

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"And the 5 lights illuminate and they go" waiting for Steve Slater's excitement!

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Thanks for the update guys. Looking really good. The construction and landscaping looks complete. Something to cheer about given the CWG fiasco.
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India's F1 track to be unveiled today

New Delhi: The Buddh International Circuit for India's first Formula One race will be unveiled today. With this all speculations related to the completion of the track will come to an end.

The event will include a guided tour of the circuit and a car show. The organisers will also interact with the mediapersons after the car show.

The track is spread in 875 acres and its length is 5.14 kilometers(3.19 miles). The width of the track is in between 18 meters to 20 meters. The track has 16 turns and the average speed on this track is 210 kph. This track is designed by Hermann Tilke.

NDTV.com will LIVE BLOG the event to bring to you the latest updates from the circuit. Keep watching this space for more.

Source : India's F1 track to be unveiled today | News | NDTVSports.com

Clock is ticking. 10 days to go for FridayPractice 1.

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BIC's media unveiling has been rescheduled to the 18th of October. There will be a live Webcast of that day's press conference, here on our Facebook page, at 3.15 p.m. (IST)
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I can't wait!!
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