The 5.14km long Jaypee International Race Circuit has been designed by renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Herman Tilke, who has also designed other world class race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, Indonesia, the UAE, South Africa, South Korea and the US.
The Jaypee International race track has been designed as one of the fastest, most exciting circuits in the world, is well suited to the requirements of powerful, high-spec racing cars and motorcycles, and will host some of the most challenging motorsports events in the world.
The track’s combination of 16 corners, high-speed straights and elevation changes has been designed to provide ample opportunities for overtaking, which is what makes motor racing exciting. At the same time, in terms of adherence to safety norms and regulations, run-off areas, medical facilities, facilities for the media and overall infrastructure, Jaypee International Race Circuit will among the best in the world.
Race circuit fact sheet:
Highest point of elevation: 14m
Width of the track: Between 10m – 14m
Top speeds on the circuit: About 320km/h, for an F1 car
Total seating capacity: About 110,000
Approximate cost of building the track: US$350 million
Distance from New Delhi: 40km approx.
Date of FIA homologation: July 2011
Inaugural F1 race: October 2011
A flying lap of the Jaypee International Race Circuit
Pull out of your pit garage and turn right. This is a clockwise circuit and the pit exit is approximately 100 meters before the sharp right turn 1.
The elevation changes swiftly as you climb through the long sweeping turn 2, climbing continuously. By the time you get to the braking point for turn 3, you’ve climbed 14 meters. The apex is blind but the track and run off areas wide enough to recover any mistakes. Exiting turn 3, you’ll be at the start of the longest straight on the track, just over 1km. The track elevation drops down to about 3 meters at the halfway point before rising back to around 12 meters at turn 4. The F1 cars will be braking from 318kph, 50 meters from the corner. Spectacular!
From turn 4 you’ll drop back down again to 2 meters before rapidly approaching turn 5, a smooth, fast left hander which will help you carry speed through the sweeping bends of turns 6 to 9.
For many, turns 10 and 11 would be their favourite on the track – this long double apex corner with 13,000 seats around the outside will be amazing. The track is elevated and banked slightly, and the F1 cars will be travelling at over 200kph. A great place to be for the spectators, who’ll be able to see the
cars from Turn 5 until they disappear from site at Turn 15.
From Turn 11 the track drops back down into the sweeping left-right of turns 13 and 14 before rising sharply again to 12 meters for Turn 15. The track then drops sharply for the final turn on to the start/finish straight.
You’ve now completed a flying lap of the new track and, if you are a good driver in an F1 car, you should have recorded a lap time of around 1m 27 secs!
Established in October 2007, Jaypee Sports International Ltd., a subsidiary of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
(JAL), is well on its way to completing the construction of India’s premier motorsports destination –
Jaypee International Race Circuit – which is expected to host India’s first ever F1 Grand Prix in 2011. In addition to F1, the track is also expected to host other top-level international motorsports events from 2012 onwards. The racetrack will be a part of Jaypee Sports City, which is spread over 2,500 acres. This facility will include a Cricket stadium that is being developed in two phases and which will have a seating capacity of 100,000 people. There will also be a hockey arena, a sports training academy and infrastructure for other sports.
Jaypee Sports City, the country’s first fully integrated megacity built around a sporting lifestyle and featuring premium residential and commercial spaces, has been designed by world-renowned architects and planners, WATG. One of the world’s leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, WATG has made a significant contribution to making Jaypee Sports City the
best of its kind anywhere in the world.
Jaypee Group – Our Businesses:
Engineering and Construction
Jaypee Group’s engineering and construction wing is an acknowledged leader in the construction of multi-purpose River Valley and Hydropower projects. It has the unique distinction of having simultaneously executed 13 Hydropower projects spread across six States in India, and in the neighboring country Bhutan, for generating
10,290MW of power.
The Group has been assigned ‘CR1’ grade by ICRA Ltd., and is the only Group in India which pre-qualifies on its own for the bidding of various projects that are awarded in the country. A leader in Engineering and Construction of Hydropower projects in India, the Group has the largest market share in the Indian Hydropower, E&C and EPC sector having participated in 54% of Hydropower projects developed in
10th 5-Year Plan in different capacities.
Jaypee Group, with its operational projects of 300 MW Baspa-II (Himachal Pradesh) and 400 MW Vishnuprayag (Uttarakhand) is India’s largest private sector Hydropower producer. Besides this, 1,000 MW Karcham Wangtoo project (Himachal Pradesh) is under advanced stage of implementation.
In addition, with 3200 MW projects (2700 MW Lower Siang and 500 MW Hirong ) coming up in Arunachal Pradesh and 720 MW (270 MW Umngot and 450 MW Kynshi Stage –II) in Meghalaya, the Group will have total Hydropower generation capacity of over 5600 MW by 2019. After having established a strong presence in the Hydropower sector the Group has initiated its entry into Thermal Power Generation, Power Transmission and also forayed into Wind Power.
Jaypee Group is the 3rd largest cement producer in the country. The Group produces a special blend of Portland
Pozzolana Cement under the brand name ‘Jaypee Cement.’ Its cement division currently operates modern,
computerized process control cement plants with an aggregate capacity of 20.60 MTPA. The company is in the midst of capacity expansion of its cement business in Northern, Southern, Central, Eastern and Western parts of the country and is slated to be a 22.80 MTPA cement producer by the year FY10 and 33.55 MTPA by FY12 with Captive Thermal Power plants totaling 702 MW.
Jaypee Group owns and operates four leading Five-Star Hotels, two in New Delhi and one each in Agra and Mussoorie, with a total capacity of 644 rooms. Another state-of-the-art resort and Spa is being set up in collaboration with SIX SENSES at Greater Noida. For more information, visit www.jaypeehotels.com
Jaypee Group is a pioneer in the development of India’s first golf centric real estate – Jaypee Greens – which is a
fully integrated world class complex consists of an 18-hole Greg Norman Golf Course. Stretching over 452 acres, it
also includes residences, commercial spaces, and a corporate park. For more information, visit
The Group is currently constructing the 165km long six-lane Yamuna Expressway from Noida to Agra, and is
working on the development of 6,175 acres at five or more locations along the expressway for commercial,
industrial, institutional, residential and other purposes as an integral part of the project. In addition to this, the 1,047km long eight-lane Ganga Expressway from Greater Noida to Ballia (Eastern Uttar Pradesh) will also be developed by the Group, and this will be the largest private sector infrastructure project in India.
The Group currently provides education across all spectrum of the learning curve through 17 schools, 3 ITI’s, 2 colleges and 3 universities catering to over 20,000 students. The Jaypee education system plans to take the vision of service to society through quality education to another plane by expanding its infrastructure to provide education to a universe of 200,000 students in less than a decade from now.