The Singapore Grand Prix is a Formula One race set to stage its inaugural event on 28 September 2008. To be staged in the Marina Bay area of Singapore, the circuit has been given in-principle approval by the FIA, Fomula One's governing body. The first Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore will also be Formula One's first night race
Prior to the race becoming part of the Formula One calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix was held as a Formula Libre event in the 1960s and 1970s at the Thomson Road circuit.
Origins ; First organised in 1961, the race was initially known as the Orient Year Grand Prix The following year, the race was renamed the Malaysian Grand Prix. After Singapore attained its independence in 1965, the race at the Thomson Road circuit was renamed to the Singapore Grand Prix. The event was discontinued after 1973 and a variety of reasons have been suggested, including an increase in traffic, the inconvenience of having to close roads for the event and fatal accidents during the 1972 and 1973 races. It is also thought that a surge of oil prices stemming from the Suez Crisis might have been to blame.
Singapore will host a round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship. The race will be the first night-time event in Formula One history. The timing of the night event means it can be broadcast at a convenient time for European TV audiences. The track will be illuminated by a series of projectors which adapt their output to match the shape of the course.
An agreement for a five-year deal was signed by Singapore GP Pte Ltd, the Singapore Tourism Board and Bernie Ecclestone. In November 2007 it was announced that the telecommunications company Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) will sponsor the event. The official name of the event will be the FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. The race will be co-funded by the Government of Singapore, footing 60% of the total bill.
Around 80,000 tickets will be available for the country's first Formula One race. Corporate hospitality suites and packages went on sale at the end November 2007, three-day passes to the public went on sale in December 2007. Single-day passes went on sale in the new year, subject to available inventory.
Fri 26 September 2008
Friday Practice 1 19:00 - 20:30
Friday Practice 2 21:30 - 23:00
Sat 27 September 2008
Saturday Practice 19:00 - 20:00
Sun 28 September 2008
Pitlane and start / finish:
Straight and pit exit:
Between turns 9 and 10:
Between turns 13 and 14, in the dark:
Between turns 23 and 24, alongside the Singapore Flyer:
Start / Finish:
T1 T2 T3 are made only to allow the group to pass there at the start minimizing the risks.
T4 is almost straight.
T5 is an average speed corner and the straight between T4 and T5 is too short to make a pass.
T6 is almost straight
T7 is 90° slow corner, and could probably allow an overtaking
T8 slow 90°
T9 slow corner
T10 T11 slow cornering chicane
T12 T13 a slow chicane
T14 slow 90° corner
T15 another slow boring 90° 2nd gear corner. i dont think you could try a move here cause you came out from the bridge wich is very narrow.
T16 T17 T18 slow boring cornering sequence.
T19 T20 T21 T22 another slow sequend of 2nd gear corners
T23 T24 two 3rd gear corners wich put you thru the end straight
First ever onboard:
One Lap in Singapore with Vettel and Webber
McLaren is prepared for the night race
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