The Buddh International Circuit is nothing if not dusty. While the track configuration should lend itself to overtaking, the lack of grip off-line is going to make it difficult to pass. A lot will depend on how the DRS zones, located on the start/finish straight and the long run to the Turn 4 right-hander, pan out.
Most likely, a driver is going to need to be ahead into the braking zone to make anything stick - and then hope that the dust picked up on their tyres doesn't cost them too much grip in the next few corners as they clean up. Unfortunately, a late-braking move up the inside will likely result only in running far too deep into the corner.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.