Date: 26th April 2011 at 8:26am
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India hosts its first Formula One Grand Prix this season with the F1 circus rolling into the Gautam Budh Nagar district on October 30th.

The track which is the latest circuit to join the F1 calendar has been designed by Herman Tilke and has been named Buddh International Circuit.

The circuit has 16 turns and is 3.194-miles in length and is 40 kilometres from New Delhi.

‘The name ‘Buddh International Circuit’ has been chosen with reference to the area where the racetrack is situated – Gautam Budh Nagar district (near Greater Noida). Because of its location, naming the circuit ‘Buddh International Circuit’ was a logical choice for the company,’ a statement from the organisers said during the launch event in India on Monday.

The track expects to receive FIA approval around July/August.