The Buddh International Circuit F1 race will be slightly different this year.
Organisers of the Indian F1 grand prix have confirmed they have made a few changes to the Buddh International Circuit ahead of the crucial race on October 28th.
Jaypee Sports International said they have tweaked the track in accordance with the new International Automobile Federation guidelines to make the action even more competitive.
At turns eight and nine, the kerb has been extended from five metres to 15 metres, while corners two, three and seven would now have Astroturf lining.
The theory behind the inclusion of the Astroturf is to provide additional safety into the track’s runoff areas, but Lewis Hamilton will not be wanting to chance going over the green stuff after his calamitous race in Korea.
He finished the grand prix in tenth place with a roll of Astroturf flailing from his McLaren car’s side, seriously reducing his downforce.
The result realistically finishes Hamilton’s chances of winning this year’s World Championship, but for Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso it is all to play for in India and anyone booking flights to Delhi to see the action could witness the decisive move in the 2012 season.
Vettel’s win in Korea means he is six points above the Ferrari driver with four races to go.
Written by Nicholas Scott