Siemens Race Control Management system forms the most critical part of the racing. The camera, signaling, digital video recording, time keeping, SMATV etc, are all controlled from this system, which will enable FIA staff to control the race centrally. The Track Video surveillance system consists of dedicated Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) that will be set up along the track. The screens provide images from every part of the circuit and the race controller can keep watch on the participants in real time. Time keeping system forms one of the most important aspects in the race control system. The loops inside the track detect which car/driver crosses this loop, and sends a signal to the main head time keeping system. This information is used to keep a record of the time and calculates the speed of the cars.
The integration of complex engineering and data management processes set-up by Siemens will form a part of the critical infrastructure, which will ensure successful operation of the Noida F1 Race Circuit. Siemens has also partnered & executed similar F1 projects in the past at Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Malaysia.
Commenting on this contract Mr. Sameer Gaur, MD & CEO, Jaypee Sports International Ltd (JPSI) said “Siemens was selected, because of their excellent track record and company’s capability to execute and deliver extremely sophisticated solutions for the modern racing circuit within the stipulated time-frame. Siemens has a huge experience in executing similar international F1 projects and recommendation by the FIA World Motor Sports Council.”
The country’s first 5.14km F1 track is being built by Jaypee Sports International (JPSI), which is located on the outskirts of Greater Noida (35km from Delhi). India’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place as the 18th race of 20 race season on October 30, 2011 on this race track which will be amongst the top five race tracks in the world as far as the average speed is concerned.
The distance per lap is 5.14 kms and will have an average speed of 210Kmph and a top speed upto 318Kmph. The track will have straights, quick corners and elevation changes. Among the various features of the track is the Main Grand Stand that can seat 30,000 people. Apart from the world-class F1 racing, Noida Race Track will also provide India with a premier venue for all other forms of car and Superbike races besides hosting a wide range of automotive activities.
Mr. Vijay Paranjape, Director Siemens Ltd said, “Siemens is proud to participate in the development of the country’s first world-class Formula 1 race circuit. As a global leader with a vast experience in numerous F1 race tracks around the world, and proven expertise in this sector, this prestigious project provides us with yet another opportunity to bring state of the art sporting systems to India that match international standards.”
Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG holds 55.18% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India. Siemens in India including Siemens Ltd. comprises 19 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 21 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 17,500 people.