'Wild' corner highlight of Jaypee circuit

India will host its first ever Formula One GP on October 30 next year at the currently under-construction circuit after being marked as the venue of the 18th race on the 2011 calender.
Elevations make the circuit special and it will rise up to 14 metres from turn one to three, Boris Lazaric, Chief Operating officer (Construction), Jaypee Sports International, said.
“The corner on turn three is 14 metres high and it will be a challenge from a driver’s perspective. It’s wild at that point. One mistake and you will be out of the race,” he said while explaining the characteristics of the track in a press conference.

“There is a stretch of 1.2 kilometre which will be the fastest on calendar. The speed would be anything around 320km per hour. From turns 10 and 11, it will be very fast and the temporary Grand Stands will be so close to the track that about 13,000 spectators will have a memorable view,” Lazaric said.

The race alloted to India is subject to FIA homologation but Mark Hughes, Vice President (Operations), JPSI, is confident of FIA approval.

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