Singapore Gears Up for FORMULA ONE Extravaganza
‘Nothing Else Comes Close’ to the Unique Experience
of the only FORMULA ONE Night Race
The FORMULA ONE SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX returns from 25-27 September this year, when racing fans from around the world flock to Singapore to watch the world’s best drivers go for glory along the floodlit public streets of Singapore.
Race promoter Singapore GP has been hard at work to further improve the race, which was described as “the Jewel in the FORMULA ONE crown” by Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One Management President. Speaking at a special launch event in Dubai to promote the 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, Mr Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman Singapore GP said, “Last year’s pulsating race surpassed expectations and we were delighted to receive numerous international awards, including the Autosport Award for Pioneering and Innovation, as well as the FIA Promoter of the Year Award.”
“This year, we have fine-tuned the Marina Bay street circuit to provide more overtaking opportunities and provide race fans with even more excitement,” Syn added.
To ensure racing fans have a memorable experience, Singapore GP has brought in world-class international entertainers like the Backstreet Boys, Chaka Khan and Youssor N’Dour to perform exclusively for race ticket holders, a unique feature on the FORMULA ONE race calendar.
To complement the fiery track-side action, the Singapore GP Season returns from 18 to 27 September with raging parties, mouth-watering Asian cuisine, sizzling fashion and red-hot shopping deals.
This year’s Singapore GP Season top-notch events are not to be missed, especially with most of them just a stone’s throw from the race circuit. Some of the events will also sport a new Asian touch that will help differentiate the Singapore GP Season from other race seasons around the world.
Jason Ong, Area Director for Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board shared the objectives of the Singapore GP Season, “Singapore has the unique advantage of staging a FORMULA ONE race in the heart of the civic district and in close proximity to tourist hot-spots like the Singapore River and Orchard Road. Through the Singapore GP Season, we want to provide a total race experience for spectators and encourage them to explore our key tourism precincts which are easily accessible and offer a wide range of lifestyle offerings.”
Singapore GP Season 2009 lists an enviable line-up of events that will bolster Singapore’s image as an exciting lifestyle destination and the Events and Entertainment Capital of Asia. Some of these include new events such as Asia On The Edge and Rev Up on Orchard, and returning events such as Amber Lounge Singapore.
Steve Slater, ESPN StarSports FORMULA ONE presenter, shared on the challenges posed by Singapore’s night race would test every driver to the limit. He said, “The Singapore Grand Prix is a truly unique event, a ‘one-off’ on the Grand Prix calendar. It requires drivers and teams to be at the very top of their game because there is no margin for error along the tight street circuit. With last year’s race fresh in my mind, I eagerly anticipate returning to Singapore to share with the world the thrills of the world’s only FORMULA ONE night race.”
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