On 30th October 2011 India will start its first ever Grand Prix. Taking place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, it will be the 17th race of this season’s World Championship.
The circuit will be roughly 5.14 kilometres (3.19 miles) and has been designed by experienced Formula One designer Hermann Tilke.
Around 150,000 will be seated around the circuit, although there are plans to increase this to 200,000. The circuit will be a part of Jaypee Green Sports city and will also be used for hosting one or more rounds of Moto GP championships in the future as well.
The track itself has 16 largely medium speed corners where F1 cars will lap at an average speed of 210 km/h, but the long straights mean the cars will reach 320 km/h. This will make it one of the fastest circuits on the planet with an expected F1 car lap time of around 1 minute 17 seconds.
It will be intriguing sight to see why Formula One car is suited to the track – and those betting on the event will know just as much as those who make the odds.
Red Bull straight line speed is sure to be tested along the high speed straights, although the McClarens traditionally also perform well at the speedier tracks.
Although it is in October, the humidity and heat will also be important and a bet on low number of finishers may be a smart move as the manufacture mechanics will have little data on which to rely.
Online bookmakers offer a huge array of bets on Grand Prix racing. You can bet on which driver will win the race, which three will get onto the podium or even a top six finish. You can also have a straight forecast – that is a bet on which driver will finish first and second.
Some online bookmakers offer odds on who will be leading after the first lap and how many cars will finish the race. There is also betting on which driver will achieve pole position following qualifying – or you can bet just on the qualification – who will come first, second and third....and even some online bookmakers offer bets on a double price of who will win pole position and who will win the actual race.
And don’t forget bookmakers are competing for your custom and may offer incredible deals, offers or promotions. For example, some betting organisations will give you your money back on the ‘who will win the race’ market if your driver fails to compete the race. Others offer you your money back should your selection fail to complete the first lap.