Greater Noida: The Buddh International Circuit was on Tuesday unveiled amid much fanfare ahead of the widely-anticipated inaugural Indian Grand Prix and was described as "one of the best in the world" by the country's first F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
"I have raced on all the major F1 tracks across the globe and I rate this track as one of the best in the world," said Karthikeyan.
There has been much speculation about the readiness and preparation of the track for the on October 30 showpiece but all that was put to rest when the 5.4-km long racetrack, Jaypee's Buddh International Circuit, was formally opened in the presence of Manoj Gaur, the chairman of Jaypee Group, Vicky Chandhok, president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and Karthikeyan.
The track got its name from spiritual leader Gautam Buddha, founder of Buddhism. Incidentally, the track is located in the Gautam Buddh Nagar District.