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Interesting facts about F1 race in India
With F1 making its debut in India, people of the country are excited to be a part of this event, which is expected to be a blockbuster event, with local crowds and celebrities thronging the Buddh international circuit.

F1 IS making its debut in India and people around the country along with many celebrities will be experiencing the speed and thrill of F1 for the first time in India. All roads are heading towards the Buddh international circuit, where the race is scheduled to take place. Here are some interesting facts about the first F1 race.

1. Initially, the name of the circuit was Jaypee group circuit, but was later changed to Buddh international circuit. It has been designed by a well known F1 track designer known as Hermann Tilke, who has built many similar kinds of international standard circuits all over the world. The track was inaugurated on 18 October 2011.

2. The circuit is said to have cost around $215 million, and is 5.14 km long. It has long straight and tight corners to test the skills of the drivers. The circuit is expected to hold over more than 110,000 spectators, which may go up in the coming years. 

3. A total of 12 teams would be participating during the race. Each of these teams would be represented by 2 drivers each. Red Bull is at the top of the table standings, with 558 points to their name.

4. In terms of drivers, Sebastian Vettel has already run away with the title with 349 points. The drivers have to drive for 60 laps to complete the race.

5. The Indian Grand prix is the 17th race of the F1 season where all the teams will race with an aim to win. There are a total of 19 races in the F1 season this year.

6. The engines that would be used by different teams would be making a whole lot of noise in the circuit, so it could almost make it impossible for the people in the stands top hear what their friends are saying. If you are pretty close to the circuit, don’t even think of making a phone call, as it would be very difficult for you to converse.

7. The cars will reach a top speed up to 320 km/ph, which the Indian fans have never been able to witness. One could miss the cars in the blink of an eye, as it would be rocketing past their eyes in a fraction of a second.

8. The practise session for the Indian Grand prix is scheduled to take place today with the qualifying session tomorrow and the final race taking place on Sunday. The driver who takes the pole position on Saturday would be in a good position for Sunday’s race.

9. The facilities that have been provided in the circuit have really impressed the F1 drivers.

10. Many Indian fans would be rooting for the lone Indian team in the F1 circuit, known as Sahara Force India.

11. Around 80 percent of the tickets have already been sold for the race. The remaining tickets are expected to be sold before the race starts on Sunday.

It is time for the Indian fans to put their seat belts on and witness a sport that has never been seen in India.

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