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Top 10 Things that Make F1 in Singapore Awesome

  1. Michael Filippone
  2. Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Top 10 Things that Make F1 in Singapore Awesome

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Top 10 Things that Make F1 in Singapore Awesome

Singapore is among the top 10 most visited cities in the world, and the Formula One motor race is one of the biggest annual attractions on this amazing island. The Singapore Grand Prix takes place in September and is one of the biggest events in auto racing. The F1 entices people from all over the world, because there are so many things that make this experience so awesome!

1. First F1 Night Race

The Singapore Grand Prix is the only night race in F1′s history and made its introduction in 2008. The design of the track includes an effective lighting system that simulates daylight, and the race is conducted in a counter clockwise direction for safer conditions.

2.Champion Race Car Drivers

Singapore’s F1 race offers a glimpse of some of the world champion race car drivers, such as Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Charles Pic and Timo Glock.

3.Top Entertainment

There are numerous entertainment acts in town the week of the Grand Prix Formula One Race, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and singers. A few of these entertainers have included Kate Perry, Maroon 5, ShiLi & Adi, Bananarama, Mama Kin, Pretenders and Dobet Gnahoré.

4. Singapore GP F1 Driver’s Parade Lap

Grand Prix drivers are driven around the track in vintage race cars for a pre-race parade lap at the Singapore Formula One.

5. Chingay Parade

The Chingay two day Parade promises to astonish spectators with a kaleidoscope of colors and Chinese ethnic items. The large headed dolls and dancing dragons and animals celebrate years of both Singapore and world culture. Each year, the parade draws in over 200,000 onlookers and millions of television viewers from 22 countries.

6. Singapore F1 Betting

Prior to the race, at F1 Betting, Singapore F1 fans can find out how to place a bet on their favorite Grand Prix race car driver.

7. F1 Support Races

Race fans can catch some support races before the big F1 night race. Each September, Singapore hosts several events for various kinds of racing, such as the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific Series Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and GP2 series.

8. Grand Prix After Race Parties

Singapore clubs and lounges host numerous F1 after parties, but one of the favored is put on by the Amber Lounge. They have been known to present lingerie shows, live performances and modeling shows that feature F1 race car drivers.

9. Ideal Weather

The tropical island of Singapore has warm weather with light rain showers throughout the year. There are really no individual seasons in Singapore, because the city is positioned only 1.5 degrees north of the equator. This makes it a nice place to watch a race.

10. Singapore Attractions

While visiting Singapore for the F1 race, tourists can take advantage of the sensational attractions that the island has to offer. Race fans may want to spend a day at the Jurong Bird Park or an evening at the Night Safari. The kids may want to ride the dueling roller coaster at Universal Studios, and everyone in the family will want to go on a shopping spree at Orchard Road.

Top 10 Things that Make F1 in Singapore Awesome.

Michael Filippone

About the Author: Michael Filippone

Michael Filippone has traveled throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. Each year he travels several hundred thousand miles. He regularly visits Singapore for business and has a great love of the Orient.

His favorite things are morning runs in big cities and getting lost. He has a great passion for all things that are water-sport related: paddle surfing, surfing, free diving, fishing, rowing… Here you will find his musings on everything from where to go get lost on a jungle adventure to a road-trip in Thailand to a romantic cruise weaving through the Indonesian archipelago. Here too are hand-selected articles penned for him by writers he likes on the best places to go from Singapore. As well as being one of the key drivers behind setting up Singapore.com, he runs and part-owns Asia.com – a travel site on all things happening in the wider region. Michael is known to be fond of skipping rope and other than the odd beer, his preferred beverage is coconut water. He loves to fish and play volleyball with his children. He trained as an Olympic rower and loves to see his children find their way in sports and life.

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