Popularly known as F1, Formula One Racing is one of the major events in motor sports. A single-seater auto racing event, it is officially known as Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula One World Championship. The FIA is involved in licensing and regulating the Formula-1 car racing. Every year, the car racing events of FIA are conducted in around 20 countries across the world. Indian fans are always disappointed that despite of such a large fan following in India, the country hardly ever got an opportunity to host F1 races. The dream always remained unfulfilled due to various reasons, right from security issues to lack of proper infrastructure.
This dream is going to be fulfilled in the year 2011, when drivers from all across the world will race on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. This is going to be the 17th race of the 2011 Formula One Season. The practice race is scheduled to be held on the day before the actual race. Adding India to the F1 calendar makes this event a 20-race season, which is the longest season in the history of F1 Racing. Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is the organizing body of the motor sports which takes all the major decisions, such as conducting the sport and other major decisions. The FIA delegates were supposed to inspect the safety conditions along with a few other aspects such as the nature of the track's surface.
It has been anticipated that Formula One racing will provide a major boost to motor sports activities in India. Moreover, the Indian Grand Prix 2011 will provide access to the Indian motor sports fans to Formula 1 and a number of other motor sports. The Formula 1 circuit in India is expected to work as a catalyst in the promotion of the motor sports in India in the similar way that Sepang did to Malaysia.
F1 (Formula One Racing) Grand Prix 2011 is scheduled to be organized in India for the first time, at the racing circuits in Greater Noida.