Its opening sector is mainly composed of long straights with some changes of gradient and wide corner entries designed to encourage overtaking.
The final part of the lap features a sequence of medium-to-high speed corners including a distinctive long, looping right-hander in full view of a large grandstand.
Buddh International Circuit holds its third race in 2013 however it will not be on the 2014 F1 calendar.
Buddh International Circuit data
|Lap length||5.125km (3.185 miles)|
|Race distance||307.5km (191.072 miles)|
|Pole position||Left-hand side of the track|
|Lap record*||1’27.249 (211.464 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2011|
|Fastest lap||1’24.178 (219.178 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2011|
|Maximum speed||321kph (199.46 mph)|
|DRS zone/s (race)||Start/finish straight and longest straight|
|Distance from grid to turn one||230m|
|Longest flat-out section||1060m|
|Gear changes per lap||58|
|Fuel use per lap||2.5kg|
|Time penalty per lap of fuel||0.1s|
|Quickest complete pit stop in 2012||20.707s by Red Bull (see full list)|
|2013 prime tyre**:||Medium (2012: Hard)|
|2013 option tyre**:||Soft (2012: Soft)|
*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
**Pirelli’s compounds are softer than those used in 2012
Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes