Mr. Gautam Singhania, Chairman and MD, Raymond set the Buddh International Circuit, India’s iconic Formula One track blazing as he raced India’s first and only Ferrari 458 Challenge. He has accomplished an astonishing feat of being the fastest on the track in a non-open wheel car, after his dramatic victory at Malta’s European Allstars Drifting Championship.
Mr Singhania becomes the fastest in a non-open wheel car on the Buddh International Circuit when he clocked 1 min 59 secs to complete a lap (which is 5.1 km). He beat his last record of 2 min 1 sec when we was racing on the track in his Ferrari 458 Challenge. The past two days has been a record of sorts for the super car and driving enthusiast, considering that he completed the day with 98 laps, followed by nextday which saw him do over 109 laps on India’s Formula One track. This makes an average of over 500 km per day.
Speaking after a few of his laps, Mr. Gautam Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of Raymond Ltd. and Founding Chairman of the Super Car Club said, “It is a great experience to be on this world-class track and to be racing along with motorsport enthusiasts. India with its large base of auto lovers has the potential to be on the global motorsports map. While super cars and speed have always been my passion, I believe that such track days and achievements on the track will instill confidence in India’s youth to take to motorsports seriously in the future.”