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Formula one (F1) racing, the fastest single seater auto racing has always been a thrilling experience for youths and old alike. The fatal car crashes, fierce battle among the high speed desperados is enough to quicken the nerves of viewers even on the other side of the television. But, what if you get a chance to experience the same live, in your own area?
In what could be called the best news ever for motorsport lovers in Greno or anywhere else in the country, the Jaypees International Race Circuit, the formula one race track developed by JP group, is in its last stage of completion. The Jaypees International Race Circuit, established in Dhankaur, around 4 kilometres from Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida, is all set to host the Formula 1 racing, scheduled on October 30, 2011.
The 5.14km long Jaypee International Race Circuit has been designed by renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Herman Tilke, who has also designed other world class race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, Indonesia, the UAE, South Africa, South Korea and the US.
The track, which is being claimed to be the world’s fifth fastest track, is well suited to the requirements of powerful, high-spec racing cars and motorcycles. The track’s combination of 16 corners, high-speed straights and elevation changes has been designed to provide ample opportunities for overtaking, which is what makes motor racing exciting. At the same time, in terms of adherence to safety norms and regulations, run-off areas, medical facilities, facilities for the media and over all infrastructures, the Jaypee Race circuit is rated best.
“It is the well suited dimensions that make the Jaypee International Race Circuit best among the others in world. The track has been designed to give perfect ground to the vehicles running with the speed of around 320 kilometres\hour. The width of the track is kept between 10 to 14 metres which will give enough room to the vehicles while running on the track. All together we can say it would going to give a wonderful performance in future. The estimated cost of the whole project is somewhere around US$ 350million,” said the spokesperson of JP Group.
Giving enough room to the F1 racing lovers, the developers have kept enough space capacity for the spectators. The race circuit has the capacity to accommodate around 110,000 spectators at a time. The large seating capacity is another feature which makes the racing court unique among all the existing ones.
Though company has made no official declaration on its price range for the tickets but the sources claimed the price to be economical. The sources said that the price of the Grass Stand or Natural Stand is somewhere around 2500 to 3000 rupees whereas for the Grand stand the price of a ticket is expected around 30,000 rupees.
No matter how much the price is, the Grenos’ especially youths have given their ‘thumbs up’ to the racing court, saying the court will be an asset for Greater Noida and will made GN famous worldwide. The excitement is visible on their faces, who are ready to relish the race even on the higher prices. “Formula 1 race in Greater Noida, it sounds great. Being a student, it’s quite difficult for us to afford the tickets so I and my friends have already started collecting money in advance to meet the expenses,” said Sudhanshu Pratap, a student.
Race circuit fact sheet:
Highest point of elevation: 14m
Width of the track: Between 10m – 14m
Top speeds on the circuit: About 320km/h, for an F1 car
Total seating capacity: About 110,000
Approximate cost of building the track: US$350 million
Distance from New Delhi: 40km approx.
Date of FIA homologation: July 2011
Inaugural F1 race: October 2011
Sector 128, Noida - 201304
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
2nd Floor, C-Block, Jaypee Greens
Surajpur-Kasna Road, Greater Noida – 201310
Sports City (SDZ), Sector 25, Dankaur - 203201
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
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