AkzoNobel has supplied its protective coatings to the Buddh International Circuit, India’s first-ever Formula-1 Grand Prix circuit, where the upcoming Formula-1 race will be held on October 30, 2011. Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, has been designed by globally renowned German architect Hermann Tilke. The track spanning approximately 5.5 km in length has been designed as one of the fastest and most exciting circuits in the world. The Buddh International Circuit will now be the second-fastest on the calendar after Monza F1 circuit in Italy. Protective coatings from AkzoNobel’s International Paint business have been chosen to paint the steel structure covering the Grand Stand with a total surface area of 30,000 square meters and steel tonnage of 1,200 tons.