A new name for the New Delhi circuit

It might be far from built for its slated October debut, but at least circuit officials for the inaugural New Delhi circuit have finalised one important detail: what to call it.

Located on the outskirts of the city of New Delhi, the Hermann Tilke designed track was originally named the ‘Jaypee International Circuit’ in deference to the race’s promoter.

But officials – on a visit to this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix – have agreed to call it the ‘Buddh International Circuit’.

“It is from the word Buddha to mean peace and calmness,” explained Jaypee’s CEO Sameer Gaur.

Pace and calmness? That might not be the best description with twenty-four screaming V8 engines on race weekend!

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.