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Indian Grand Prix

The maps and pictures further below present facts about Indian Grand Prix. The Indian Grand Prix (भारतीय ग्रांप्री, sometimes referred to as the Grand Prix of India) is an Formula 1 race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship, currently being held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida near New Delhi. The first event took place on 30 October 2011, as the 17th race of the 2011 Formula One season. The inaugural race was won by Germany's Sebastian Vettel.

Jaypee Sports International Limited is the organizer of Formula 1 race in India and has signed a five-year contract with Formula One Management (FOM) to host the championship in India.

History

As early as 1997, there were plans to host an Indian Grand Prix at Calcutta. In 2003, India had only two permanent raceways, one in Chennai (Irungattukottai), and Kari Memorial Speedway in Coimbatore. At that time two sites in the vicinity of the Bangalore airport were examined. Also, in the state Andhra Pradesh, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu reserved of land near the airport at Hyderabad. Vicky Chandhok, father of Karun Chandhok, stated in an interview that "Andhra Pradesh is really pushing it like no other state! It is great to see a chief minister pushing so hard. Bangalore is a great location mainly because of the weather". In December 2003, a seven-year pre-agreement to host the GP in Hyderabad in 2007 was signed. The track was to be built near Gopanapally village, near the outskirts of Hyderabad, and consisted of of land.

However, in 2004 there came competition from Mumbai, to shift the track from Hyderabad to Mumbai instead. Formula One commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone expected India to host a Grand Prix within three years, aiming for locating at either Hyderabad or Mumbai. In the end these projects were never realised, possibly due to anti-tobacco legislation, and a change in government policy. Both projects then were declared "dead" in the second half of 2004, when Mumbai's government decided "not to waste money on car fumes while there are more serious issues", and the Hyderabad location was converted to an IT park for technology companies. However, sites at Mumbai were still being investigated (Gorai and Navi Mumbai). In 2005, Narain Karthikeyan was due to demonstrate a Jordan Grand Prix car in Mumbai, but the road proved to be too bumpy.

In 2007, five locations remained in the running for hosting the Indian Grand Prix: Bangalore; the Gurgaon district in the state of Haryana; a permanent track somewhere near New Delhi; a street circuit in New Delhi, as proposed by Vijay Mallya; and a site in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Following months of negotiations, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Ecclestone announced in June 2007 a provisional agreement for India to host its first Grand Prix as a part of the 2009 Formula One season. The track would be built in Gurgaon, in consultation with architect Hermann Tilke.

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Buddh International Circuit (0.02 km)

The Buddh International Circuit is an Indian motor racing circuit in Greater Noida (near the National capital New Delhi) Uttar Pradesh, India. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Formula One Indian Grand Prix, which was first hosted on 30 October 2011. The track was officially inaugurated on 18 October 2011. The 5.14 km long Circuit has been designed by world-renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Hermann Tilke, who has also designed other race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, the UAE, South Korea and the US.

Dankaur (1.49 km)

Dankaur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Gautam Buddha Nagar District in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Geography Dankaur is located at . It has an average elevation of 194 metres (636 feet). It is situated approximately 55 kilometres east of Delhi along the bank of river Yamuna. The place is well connected by rail link on Northern Railway on Delhi-Aligarh link. Demographics India census, Dankaur had a population of 11,982. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dankaur has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.

Gautam Buddha University (7.66 km)

Gautam Buddha University is a government setup institution in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. About The university was established by the Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha University Act 2002 UP Act no. 9 of 2002 and began its first academic session in 2008. The university is fully funded by the NOIDA and GNIDA (undertakings of the UP government) and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Rabupura (12.88 km)

Rabupura is a town and a nagar panchayat in Gautam Buddha Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Geography Rabupura is located at . It has an average elevation of 196 metres (643 feet). Demographics India census, Rabupura had a population of 13,024. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Rabupura has an average literacy rate of 43%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 54%, and female literacy is 30%. In Rabupura, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Greater Noida Cricket Stadium (13.43 km)

Greater Noida Cricket Stadium is an under-construction cricket stadium in Greater Noida, India. It is being built along with the Buddh International Circuit and is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2011. It will seat 40,000 spectators initially, but will gradually be increased to 100,000. Cricket Stadium will be given a face lift similar to Lord’s Cricket Ground. Agreement with Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) UPCA secretary Rajeev Shukla on Friday (27 Nov.

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Force India

Sahara Force India Formula One Team, the trading name of Force India Formula One Team Limited, is a Formula One racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom which currently holds an Indian licence. The team was formed in October 2007 when a consortium led by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and Michiel Mol bought the Spyker F1 team for € 90 million. Force India F1 represents increased Indian participation within Formula One, with Greater Noida having hosted the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011.
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