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Siemens to equip India’s first Formula 1 racetrack


Erlangen, Germany, Siemens India will supply state-of-the-art technical infrastructure for the new Formula 1 racetrack in New Delhi. The order from Jaypee Sports International Ltd. (JPSI) is valued at 1.27 billion Indian rupees (around 21.5 million euros). It covers engineering, installation and commissioning of the race control management system as well as IT and communications infrastructure. The Jaypee International Race Circuit, as the racetrack will be called, is scheduled to be completed by July 2011.

The new Formula 1 racetrack of JPSI, a subsidiary of the Indian construction company Jaiprakash Associates Limited, will be constructed in Greater Noida, 35 kilometers outside New Delhi. Siemens will not only provide the complete IT backbone, information displays and the media distribution system for the media center but will also supply the core of the racetrack: the race control management system. From here the race marshals and officials will be able to keep a close eye on everything that goes on at every point around each of the combined circuit. Because the management system controls the central video recording (CCTV), the digital, time keeping and SMATV (satellite master antenna television). The track video-surveillance system consists of CCTV that will be set up along the track. The screens provide images from every part of the circuit and the race, which allows the controller to oversee participants in real time. The loops inside the track detect which car crosses a loop and sends a signal to the main time-keeping system. This information is used to keep a record of the time and to calculate the speed of the cars.

“Siemens was selected because of its excellent track record and capability to execute and deliver extremely sophisticated solutions for the modern racing circuit within the stipulated time frame. The company has substantial experience in executing similar international F1 projects and is recommendation by the FIA World Motor Sports Council,” said Sameer Gaur, Managing Director and CEO of JPSI. Siemens has already partnered and executed similar F1 projects in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Turkey and Malaysia.

India’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place at the Jaypee International Race Circuit on October 30, 2011. The 5.14-km-long racetrack on a 2,800 acre site is part of the Yaypee Sports City. It will be among the top five race tracks in the world as far as average speed is concerned. The average speed for a lap will be 210 km/h, with a top speed of up to 318 km/h. Straights, quick corners and elevation changes form a diversified track. The main grandstand will seat 30,000 people.

“Siemens is proud to participate in the development of the country’s first world-class Formula 1 race circuit,” said Vijay Paranjape, Director of Siemens India. “This prestigious project provides us with yet another opportunity to bring state-of-the-art sporting systems to India.”

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2010 total sales of approximately €34.9 billion.

The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world’s leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 29,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.0 billion in fiscal year 2010.

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