Archive for the 'F1 Singapore' Category

22
Sep
09

Renault’s end is here!

Nelson Piquet's Crash
Nelson Piquet’s Crash

The much awaited hearing ended on Monday, and what followed was Renault’s 2 year ban! So what does this mean? As of today, Renault is banned for the next 2 years from the FIA, Briatore and Symonds are banned from the F1 fraternity and Piquet Jr. got away scot free in exchange for the evidence he provided to the World Motor Sport Council.

Nelson Piquet Jr.

Nelson Piquet Jr.

Although there are those who say Briatore and Symonds deserve what they got, there are those who believe it is very unfair to the rest of the team. And I have to agree.

Flavio Briatore & Pat Symonds

Flavio Briatore & Pat Symonds

The WMSC also declared that Alonso had nothing to do with the conspiracy and therefore no action will be taken against him. But then again, he is left without a team isn’t he?

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso

Well, I guess that is a wrap on last year’s Singapore Grand Prix only 5 days ahead of the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix!

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17
Sep
09

The worst scandal in F1 racing!!

A day after Renault’s Briatore and Symonds resigned from the team, the world of sports is abuzz with what is probably the worst scandal in F1 racing.

Formula 1 as a sport has its history of foul play over the years. With racers intentionally crashing to dampen another’s race, there is nothing very different about the latest Renault scandal. But what is reported as a first, is the fact that a racer was asked to crash for the benefit of a fellow team racer.

Among the accusations against team Renault, the strongest is that of the team risking not only Piquet’s life, but also endangering the spectators, marshals and other racers.

Nelson Piquet Jr. with Flavio Briatore

Nelson Piquet Jr. with Flavio Briatore

The case does have a couple of different takes and these are some of them:

– Piquet Jr. should bear the consequences because he chose to go ahead with the dirty plan.

– Alonso should renounce his title from last year even if he had no idea about the plan.

– The team should be banned from F1 racing.

The Singapore Grand Prix seems to be getting all the publicity it needs before the race in September. Whatever said, Singapore is the most talked of race this season!

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16
Sep
09

What does this mean?

Here we were waiting for Renault’s hearing on Monday. Little did we think there would be so much drama way before the hearing even! The team is not going to be disputing the allegations made by Piquet Jr. But the juiciest bit of it all is the bit on the resignations.

Renault’s managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds have reportedly left the team.

Renault's masterminds!

Renault's masterminds - Pat Symonds and Flavio Briatore

After a prolonged denial of the accusations made against the team, by Piquet Jr. and his father, the team released the following press release,

“The ING Renault F1 Team will not dispute the recent allegations made by the FIA concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. It also wishes to state that its managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the team. Before attending the hearing before the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 21 September 2009, the team will not make any further comment.”

So was Alonso’s win at Singapore last year really a fluke?

WOW! It is almost time for round 2 of the Singapore Grand Prix and last year’s race is back in the spotlight! I guess it is definitely safe to say that this is another first at the Singapore Grand Prix!

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14
Sep
09

Force India – unexpected and brilliant!

It is as if he was unsure of what the car was really capable of until Fisichella broke Force India’s record of staying behind the pack. Right from the practice sessions at Monza, Adrian Sutil surprised us all with his performance. And to top it all off he went on to finish 4th. Woah!

 

Sutil did us proud!

Adrian Sutil, Force India

When it was time for Vitantonio Liuzzi to get in the car to replace Fisichella, I had my doubts, but I guess he just proved me and a lot of others wrong! Liuzzi went out on to the tracks and drove like he owned it and all I can say is, wow! What a way to make everything of an opportunity!

Whatever the reason be, it sure is good to see Force India making a mark in F1 racing! All in all, Sutil and Liuzzi are definitely going all out and I guess we are just going to have to wait watch what the 2 racers have in store for India and the world!

Singapore just seems to be getting more exciting with every race. The world’s only night race coupled with the best deals that start at Rs.46,660, Singapore gets so much more enticing!

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11
Sep
09

The race to the track!

Singapore Night Race

F1 Singapore 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2009 Grand Prix track has been fraught with twists and turns. There is a lot of action both off and on the track.

KERS. Massa’s accident. Schumacher’s Return. Schumacher disappointing the world! Nelson Piquet. Force India. Fisichella. Fisichella moving to Ferrari! OK.. then slow DOWN! But no as Monza approaches, the fastest track of the year. The engines just get louder!

Renault charged with fixing the race at Singapore 2008.

Racing on the Singapore Streets

F1 Singapore 2009

Do you think I want to sit at home and catch up with the craze in front of the telly! No way! And then I stumbled upon this really amazing deal 46,660/- 3 Days, 4 Nights; Visa, airfare, 4 Star Hotel AND F1 ticket. Plus an easy EMI scheme. PLUS a chance to win a holiday in GOA!

F1 seats!

F1 Singapore 2009 seats

 

All you have to do is log onto www.singaporegrandprix.in and see it for yourself! Whew! Awesome!

10
Sep
09

F1 Singapore Packages for Indians!

Have you ever heard of an F1 package being tailor made for Indians? Well, neither had I. But it is almost time for the Singapore Grand Prix and Travel Tours is making sure it has packages tailor made for Indians.

These guys have gone all out to make sure that you stay well within your budget. And trust me that does not mean any kind of compromise. I’m talking about 4 star hotels, the best air travel, your visa charges and your F1 ticket in complete packages starting at Rs. 46,660.

With other booking avenues that cater to the world as a whole, Travel Tours has taken that extra step to make it different for those from India. Travel Tours has gone all out to make sure every Indian who goes to Singapore will have an experience of a lifetime.

We also did this little exercise of putting together a package by using our own resources and savvy internet skills no matter what we did, 4 star hotel+airfare+visa+F1 ticket was 20k more! Plus Travel Tour packages give you a completely stress-free package.

It is as if Singapore just got better! If you have heard of something better… go ahead and tell me about it!

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09
Sep
09

Are you serious?

Rs. 46,660* that is all it costs. Yes, you can be at the Singapore Grand Prix, with the best view of the race, top notch travel and high-end accommodation.

If you are someone who says,’ I just want to go for the race and I’m really not bothered about where I stay’, you should be warned. Singapore will be completely SOLD OUT by the time the race begins. Be wise and make your reservations now. And come on if it costs you only Rs.46,000* for a plush 4star accommodation, your visa, your travel and your F1 tickets, why not?

The package deal that comes closest to this one that Travel tours is offering is the one that Kuoni has. So their package starts at Rs.47,000 that includes only your stay and a walk about pass. This package does not even include your airfare!

Now if you really are confused about your options to go to the Singapore Grand Prix you could go through the comparative prices in my previous blogs Interesting!! Best deals to F1 Singapore 2009  and The BEST deal by far!

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Singapore 2008 highlights

An exciting video of Singapore Grand Prix 2008 - a just prelude to 2009. Don't miss it!

Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2008 from Matt Preston on Vimeo.