Back From … Singapore

I took a short break from everything, including posting on the blog :-) and went to check out what is happening in Singapore with the F1 and how the track is going to look.
Merlion Works Viewing Platform Marina Bay
Now I am back and working on the Singapore F1 track photo report. So check back, the photos will up on this site in a day or two.

3D Aerial View Of The Singapore F1 Track – Video

Here is an interesting “helicopter view” of the Singapore F1 track:

The Singapore’s Geo Mash Up Community website also has a ‘drive through the race’ animation (requires Google Earth). The screenshot looks very interesting, but unfortunately I kept getting different error messages from Google Earth and could not get that one working. If some does, let me know!

I will be in Singapore this weekend and will try to bring some photos of the future F1 track. Stay tuned !

SingTel – The Title Sponsor Of The Singapore Grand Prix

The announcement came today that Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) will be the title sponsor of the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix.

Chua Sock Koong, SingTel’s Group CEO.

“We are delighted to clinch title sponsorship of the first ever night race to be held in Formula One history. At SingTel, we constantly strive to be at the forefront of our business and the association with this world-first puts the spotlight on our always being at the leading edge through constant innovation.The world is watching and this is a great event upon which to position the SingTel brand on an international level, as well as reinforcing Singapore’s image as an exciting global city.”

Singapore Grand Prix – Listen To Track Description Podcast

Few days ago the Singapore street track received provisional approval from the FIA. The Straits Times website has a podcast from Singapore GP press conference last week. The link to the podcast is here. In case this link does not work, you can download the file here:
Singapore Track Podcast
Singapore F1 Track Layout
When you listen to the podcast, it may be good idea to click on the track map above and follow the track with the presenter.

Singapore F1 circuit receives provisional approval

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FIA has provisionally approved Singapore’s 5.067km street track. The last big outstanding decision is whether the race will be held as a night race as planned or not.
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Formula 1 – Some Positive Overtaking Signals

Two bits of information caught my eye today. The news about the beginning of the works on the Singapore F1 track and the information about teams taking some steps towards overtaking.
First a quote from Singapore Tourist Board:

The 5.05km long street circuit offers a number of overtaking opportunities, fast turns and technically challenging sections for F1 race drivers, which, in turn, will present viewers with compelling race action to keep them on the edge of their seats.

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Formula 1 – Works To Begin On Singapore F1 Street Circuit

According to the Singapore Tourist Board, the works on the Singapore street track are to begin soon. They promise number of overtaking opportunities to us. If that will proove to be true we may have one hell of an exciting race ahead of us next fall.

Singapore, 10 August 2007 � The process to get the street circuit ready for the inaugural Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix in 2008 has been set in motion. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is slated to begin road works sometime next month, while the design of the Paddock building is also being finalised.
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Formula 1 – Singapore To Host A Race In 2008

Not too many deatils were revealed yet, but according to news from Singapore (Strait Times, Channel News Asia) the deal was announced this afteroon at the press conference in Singapore.

After Valencia, this a second new race announcement in 2 days.

Link Here

Related Post: Singapore Grands Prix Of The Past

Formula 1 – Singapore GP to be confirmed tomorrow ?

As they write over at F1gpupdate.net, the Singapore race looks like done deal and “According to local newspapers in Singapore the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix will be announced this Friday by the organisers of the race.” Unfortunately I did not find any news on any online Singapore news sites… So, let’s see what happens or does not happen on Friday.

Formula 1 – Webber to test drive Singapore F1 track

Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber will take to the streets of Singapore this weekend for a trial run of the city-state’s proposed Formula One race, the Straits Times reported on Tuesday. Singapore is in talks with Formula One over the hosting of a street circuit grand prix, which may be held at night, under floodlights — a first for the sport. The report said Webber would drive a Porsche 911 GT3 for Saturday’s test run “within the legal speed limit”. “We didn’t have enough time to get the clearance for a high-speed run,” Jyn Wee, Red Bull’s brand manager in Singapore, was quoted as saying. The GT3 has a top speed in excess of 300 kph and can go from 0-100 kph in less than five seconds.

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