2012 Indian GP Highlights Maturing Buddh Int’l Circuit

Buddh International Circuit - India's Racing Arena - Venue for the 2012 Formula 1 AIRTEL Indian Grand Prix

This coming Sunday, October 28th, 2012, the F1 Circus continues its racing prowess with the running of the 2012 Indian Grand Prix.  This is being held, in only its second year, at the Buddh International Circuit, in New Delhi.


The race will be run through laps 60, each being 3.19 miles (5.13 km) in length.  There are 11 corners, 7 to the left & 9 to the.right, driven in a clockwise direction.  It’s good to see another F1 race with 2 DRS zones; the first on the front straight through the start-finish line & the second on the even longer straight between Turns 3 & 4!  This new circuit debuted in 2011.  Many note that the track surface undulation are a major striking characteristic.

2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX - Buddh International Circuit

The Buddh International Circuit features a thorough mix of slow speed turns and high-speed straights, with severe braking at the end of these same straights.  Pirelli has chosen their PZero Silver Hard and PZero Yellow Soft tires to help deal with the heat & subsequent traction/wear issues.

Pirelli F1 Tires for 2012 Indian GP - PZero Yellow Soft & PZero Silver Hard

Earlier this afternoon I had a brief visit with management at the Lion & Rose Pub (Alamo Heights).  We will be watching the previously captured 2012 Indian Grand Prix, starting at 3:30PM, this Sunday.  Besides the F1 action, I will be sharing Circuit of The America (CoTA) updates & the variety of F1 Fan activities  These will be taking place in the environs of Austin, Texas from November 14th thru the 18th.  There’s SO much more to a Formula 1 weekend than just practice, qualifying & the actual race.  Check out Austin Race Events for a comprehensive calendar of many events you may not yet be aware of…

Austin Race Events — The Unofficial Grand Prix Social Calendar

The SAF1C Race Watch Party will be a good time.  In addition, there will be a new variety of F1 Fan swag to win in the F1 Trivia Contest!  I look forward to a good turnout & sharing our Formula 1 racing passion.  See you Sunday at 3:30PM !



P.S. – For those attending the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix just south of Austin, TX & are looking for a practical overnight stay solution, consider camping.  Review this informative article about the F1Nightly.com Campgrounds.  That’s my solution for F1 weekend overnight lodging & transportation!

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This is the website home of the F1 Club for Formula One fans located in San Antonio, Texas. F1 racing is coming to Austin, Texas, less than 90 minutes away! Let's organize together for local F1 race watching parties!
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