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Old 18th October 2011, 12:27   #316
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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)

Source: Formula 1

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I cant wait!! Guys We have the exclusivity Factor. The Only Track where Hard Tyres are Options!!
Its gonna be a cracker of a Race. The Pictures are fantastic.
The countdown has begun.
Any idea how wide the start - finish Straight is?
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The Red Bull car here is being driven by Neel Jani, who also drove a Red Bull car at Khardung La pass in Leh recently

Source:Live Blog: Unveiling of India's F1 circuit | News | NDTVSports.com
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The Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, that will host India's inaugural Formula One race at the end of this month, was officially unveiled on Tuesday.


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Here are the latest photos of the Track! From the Indian GP twitter page.

Thanks for the pictures anekho. I think this event might turn out to be even bigger than CWG as the preparations are on right track.
The main reason is that it has minimal government involvement and totally a private project.
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Alrite Guys, First Impressions of the Buddh Circuit from the experts,

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First impressions of the Buddh circuit in Greater Noida, inaugurated today, are nothing short of impressive. First there’s the scale of the whole thing. It’s simply massive. Built as part of the 2500-acre Jaypee Greens Sports City, the 5km-long track stretches out far into the distance, and with the massive grandstands now in place, it looks as good as any new international venue.

Then there’s the surface of the track which shockingly is one of the smoothest around; pretty ironical, considering we have what are probably the worst roads in the world. F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan says this is one of the smoothest tracks he’s driven on and speeds as high as 320kph should be possible. Must say, the Red Bull car did sound fantastic being driven around here, especially with all the elevation changes artificially built into the track.

The circuit is lined with the latest Tecpro barriers, which are much safer than a bunch of old tyres bound together, there’s massive drainage built around the circuit and the kerbs on the track itself are well drained too, so flooding during wet races shouldn’t be a big problem.

The other thing you can’t miss is the main grandstand; and it looks simply massive from close up- JP say it is the largest in the world. We also had a good look from the Picnic stand, which is one of the cheapest at Rs 2500. But unfortunately, it looks like it is sold out.

There was plenty of post-construction dust around as we were taken around the facility, but a massive clean-up is under way and by race day it should look spic, span and spanking new. Looks like Jaypee have done a really good job after all.
Source: Autocarindia

Link: Buddh International Circuit, pitch report - News - Autocar India
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Video link : Indian Grand Prix track unveiled

The Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, that will host India's inaugural Formula One race at the end of this month, was officially unveiled on Tuesday.


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Excellent thanks. The track is impressive.
Is it the fog season in Delhi? The visbility is not clear.
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Some more pics and Red Bull's first F1 run on the track. Well, looks like we are all set to host the 1st GP. It really looks awesome and all speculations after CWG that is India ready to host a mega event have been put to rest. Hope Buddh F1 track gets the award for the best circuit as well

: In pics: Inside the Indian GP circuit - Photogallery - IBNLive

Flash News: http://www.financialexpress.com/news...s-20k/861678/1

Which means,

35K Grandstand -- will be -- 15K
6.5K Classic stand -- will be -- 4K
6K Picnic stand -- will be -- 3K

Please correct me if I am wrong here.

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Oh the ticket price correction is not cool. Many aren't going to be happy!

Anywho, isn't the pit lane exit a little too short?
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Oh the ticket price correction is not cool. Many aren't going to be happy!

Anywho, isn't the pit lane exit a little too short?

I guess, pit lane speed will be reduced since the exit is short(Guessing), if you look at the link, it says, ticket prices slashed for one day on October 23 on bookmyshow.

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I guess, pit lane speed will be reduced since the exit is short(Guessing),
What I meant is, not only is the pit-lane exit short, it is bang close to a turn. So, if there's a car leaving the pit and another coming in from the track (highly likely, especially when the diff. between the top cars is in seconds), there's going to be confusion and room for accidents.
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What I meant is, not only is the pit-lane exit short, it is bang close to a turn. So, if there's a car leaving the pit and another coming in from the track (highly likely, especially when the diff. between the top cars is in seconds), there's going to be confusion and room for accidents.
In that case, the pit lane exit, white line will be a longer one like in monaco GP

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6K Picnic stand -- will be -- 3K
Super cool! I have not bought tickets yet and was not happy at thought of shelling out 6k. Now I might buy the ticket!

Keep posting more pics and news, guys I am loving all the posts!
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Well done Jaypee Group.

I am reading good reports in the media all around. India could very well do with some pride and accomplishment in delivering world class sporting facilities after the commonwealth games debacle.

It indeed looks like the pitlane exit is very close to the apex of the first corner. Gonna be very tricky in race.

Or the camera is fooling us. Can't wait for FP1.
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