Formula One Car racing coming to India. A new $400 million Formula One race track was unveiled on 18-10-2011 in Greater Noida, New Delhi. The new track is a 5.14-kilometre (3.2-mile) circuit.
The track, named the Buddh International Circuit, is part of an ambitious 2,500-acre (1,000-hectare) sports complex that will include a motor driving academy to be set up in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz.
The circuit has been designed by renowned German architect Hermann Tilke and boasts the fastest straight-line speed of any F1 track in the world.
Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan, a member of the Spanish Hispania team, inaugurated the track. "I have raced on all the major F1 tracks across the globe and I rate this track as one of the best in the world," said Karthikeyan.