Cheap chauffeur car hire New Delhi Airport for F1 Grand Prix
The Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix is held at the Jaypee Sports City complex in Greater Noida , South of India’s capital New Delhi. Already after its Formula1 debut in 2011, Buddh International Circuit has claimed status as one of the drivers' favourite tracks of the F1 season.
The Buddh International ground hold approximately 150,000 spectators and is the 2nd fastest track of the season, only topped by the Monza track in Italy. The 5.14 km race circuit layout was designed by former German touring car racer Herman Tilke, who is also the architect behind the Bahrain, China, Malaysia Turkey,US , South Korea and the UAE F1 circuits.
Getting to the Indian grand prix circuit from Delhi Airport
Car rental from the airport may not only be the most convenient, but also one of the safest and cost effective ways of getting to the Formula 1 circuit in Noida.
There are no direct means of public transportation from New Delhi Airport to the Buddh International race Circuit. The Delhi metro network may be one of the fastest and most efficient ways of transport when you are on the move in New Delhi itself but it doesn't reach the airport or the Jaypee Sports City complex.
A Taxi from the airport may cost anything between £20 and £40 depending on the taxi company, traffic and route. This means a return taxi journey from and to the airport will work out around the same as a chauffeur driven rental car for the entire Indian Grand Prix weekend.
Cheap Car hire including personal driver in India
When booking your Indian hire car for the F1 Grand prix through Cartrawler, most quotes include a hired driver, from as little as £75 for the whole Grand Prix weekend in Delhi. Your personal driver and car are typically at your disposal 16 hour s per day at the quoted rate.
Driving in India in a hire car
If you are still considering car hire without a hired driver in and around Delhi, expect driving conditions to be somewhat different to the UK or in fact any other western country. Delhi road speeds may generally be slower than most European cities. However, the mix of vehicles and sudden obstructions you may encounter in Delhi traffic calls for undivided attention at all times and at any speed! It is not unusual to find Delhi highways crowded with stray dogs, cows or sometimes even elephants.
Excess insurance cover Indian car hire
Excess insurance cover is well recommended if you choose to drive in Delhi without a chauffeur. For only £5 extra per day, the excess insurance will cover a number of things that a standard collision damage waiver won’t cover such as: Parking damage, Loss of hire car keys, undercarriage, personal possessions, tyres, windows and roof of the rental car are covered.
The area around the Formula 1 Venue in Delhi (Noida)
Infrastructure, wealth and general standard of living may seem low in the Noida area compared to western standards. However, Noida is a thriving area for international industry, business and IT where many multinational corporations have call centres and where many Indian companies head offices are to be found today.
Hence the Noida area is relatively clean and offers a very high standard of accommodation, including well known international chains such as Radisson Blu and Park Plaza. It’s important to note that it’s a good idea to book your accommodation well in advance of the event, as most of the hotels in the area are known to be at their maximum capacity around and during the F1 racing event.
Noida also benefits from large air-conditioned shopping malls and brilliant restaurants but still has a true Indian feel, with its street food stalls, street vendors, small markets and the usual Auto rickshaws buzzing around everywhere. Because Noida was built from scratch as planned township in the late seventies the main roads are laid out in a grid, which means it’s incredibly easy to find your way around Noida by hire car.
Car hire companies in New Delhi and Noida
In New Delhi Airport terminal, cheap car hire is available from major car rental companies such as Hertz, Avis and Sixt but also local Indian car rental providers such as Carzonrent. Cheap Indian car rental is also available in and around the city of Delhi when using car Cartrawler. AVIS, Hertz and Sixt are well represented and car rental is also available from Indian providers Carclub Delhi and SS Travels.