The Indian Grand Prix circuit has an official logo now, the Buddh International Circuit has a logo which represents the tricolor forming a B. Here is the logic behind the logo straight from the company :
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.
The BIC logo is a stylized ‘B,’ the letter that stands for ‘Buddh’ and for ‘Bharat.’ The orange, green and white colours used in the logo are representative of the Indian flag, while the curves in the stylized ‘B’ in the logo represent the lines of a racetrack.
Ticket prices were also indicated for the weekend, 3 day paddock passes would probably cost only Rs.2500 which is a steal really rivaled only by the Malaysian Grand Prix which has cheaper tickets for the 3 day race weekend.
“We can’t disclose the pricing but it would be moderate. It is in the final stages and it will start from Rs 2500 onwards. We have tied up with the bookmyshow.com for the ticketing,” Samir Gaur said.
“We are looking at the model of Abu Dhabi and Bahrain and not Singapore since it’s street circuit,”
Manoj Gaur, chairman of the Jaypee Sports group, assured the people of a show worthy of being called THE Indian Grand Prix :
“Be assured my friends. Our and country’s reputation is there. We are responsible people. The track is ready and the homologation of the facility will be done in July as per the time-table of the FIA”
More facts about the Noida circuit :
Highest point of elevation: 14m
Width of the track: Between 18m – 20m
Top speeds on the circuit: About 320km/h, for an F1 car
Total seating capacity: About 120,000
Approximate cost of building the track: US$400 million
Distance from New Delhi: 40km approx.
FIA homologation scheduled in: end of July / mid-August 2011
Inaugural F1 race: 30th October 2011
I don’t know about you, but I am really excited about the Indian grand prix and cant wait for the tickets to go on sale.