The Formula One (F1) Grand Prix is one of the most popular car racing events in the world. The tournament has gained worldwide recognition and huge fan following. The event includes racing circuits, on which contestants (also known as drivers) drive their racing cars that are especially designed to race on these circuits, to win the coveted championship. India, with its even increasing number of fans, has become one of the biggest fan bases for the F1 Grand Prix. The fans of Formula One in India used to miss the opportunity of watching the Grand Prix in their homeland. With the efforts of the entrepreneur and business tycoon, Vijay Mallya, the dream has become a reality.
In 2007, Vijay Mallya introduced the first Formula-1 team of India, with the name ‘Force India Formula One Team Limited’. He himself is the Principal of the team. The base of the Indian Formula 1 team remains in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The team was earlier called the ‘Spyker F1’. It was rechristened to ‘Force India’, which represents the increased Indian participation in the team. One of the races of F1 Grand Prix 2011 is scheduled to be held in India, at Buddh International Circuit, which is located in Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh). With the completion of the Indian Circuit, the interest among the Indian fans in the motor sport event has increased manifold.
The news of one of the races of 2011 F1 Grand Prix scheduled to be held in India has made millions of fans go crazy about the event. The excitement is justified, as Formula One is one of the greatest single-seat auto events, best known for its high speed, which can go up to 360 km/h. This event is like a dream which has been realized not only for the fans, but also for the automobile industry. Many of the automobile industry giants in India are expected to come forward with sponsorships, to get their name highlighted on the car racing event.
Budd International Circuit is designed by the Jaypee Group, while the location of the event has been designed by a German architect Hermann Tilke, who is the official designer of F1 circuits. The event is supposed to be organized on the last weekend of the month of October, 2011. The practice races are scheduled to be held two days prior to the main event. 2011 Indian Grand Prix dates are given in the following lines.
Indian F1 Grand Prix 2011 Schedule
Friday, 28th October 2011
Indian Grand Prix Free Practice 1: TBC
Indian Grand Prix Free Practice 2: TBC
Saturday, 29th October 2011
Indian Grand Prix Free Practice 3: TBC
Indian Grand Prix Qualifying: TBC
Sunday, 30th October 2011
Indian Grand Prix: TBC
The 2011 Indian Grand Prix schedule/dates have been finalized. Indian F1 Grand Prix 2011 is scheduled to be held in September and October 2011, at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.