Wednesday, October 19, 2011
India’s first Grand Prix just got more real as the curtains on the Buddh International Circuit was dropped. Formula 1 fanatics have already been going crazy to get their eyeballs on the first Indian Grand Prix and there has been a mad surge for the tickets. The tickets are priced between Rs 2,500 and Rs 35,000.
The tickets for most of the stands are already sold out but this has done very little to deter the fans from digging deep into their wallets to get hold of a seat at the greatest spectacle in motor sports. In spite of the tickets priced at a high range of Rs 2,500 to Rs 35,000 for the magnificent grand stand, the organizers are walking away happily to the banks and are completely confident of a resounding success despite the expensive pricing of tickets.
The launch put rest to all the doubts regarding the racing spectacle’s quality and readiness for the October 30 showpiece. The 5.4-km long racetrack, Jaypee's Buddh International Circuit, was formally opened admist the presence of Manoj Gaur, the chairman of Jaypee Group, Vicky Chandhok, president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and Karthikeyan.
The track got its spiritual (name) connection from the founder of Buddhism, the great Gautam Buddha. As a matter of co incidence the track is located in the Gautam Buddh Nagar District. The entire racing area measures over 875 acres, with the fastest run on the track clocked in less than 1 minute 27 seconds at average speeds crossing 210 kmph. The venue will host the complete sixty laps of race. "It's the greatest sporting infrastructure created by a private company and it also conforms to the latest set of FIA guidelines," said Gaur.