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09
Sep
09

Action packed F1 racing!

There are about 18 days to go for the Singapore Grand Prix. The only Night Race in the world is back and is bringing with a whole lot of action.

Was the Singapore Grand Prix a real challenge last year? What better way than to hear what the drivers had to say.

Lewis Hamilton, ‘A positive end to a difficult weekend at this fantastic new venue. Also, this is not a track where overtaking is easy. The first night race in Formula 1 history was great fun.’

Timo Glock, ‘It was quite tough out there in these conditions and with such a bumpy track the car was not very comfortable to drive; I am sure I will feel the effects tomorrow.’

Sebastian Vettel, ‘ The hardest elements in the race were dealing with the heat and concentrating not to make any mistakes, as it could be very easy to clip a kerb. It was one of the toughest races of the season.’

Robert Kubica, ‘ The race was physically very hard. There are so many bumps, I hope the organisers will work on the surface for next year. On top of that, the visibility was getting worse and worse as I was getting tired.’

Hmmm . . . with the best in the biz finding Singapore rather challenging, can you imagine the treat that is in store for the spectators?

Singapore sure has the makings for a perfect F1 experience. It gives you a Night Race, a Street Race, loads of entertainment and so much more action on the track!

Just before I sign off, I thought it would be best that I quote Force India’s new driver’s take on the Singapore Grand Prix.

Vitantonio Liuzzi, ‘Singapore would have been tougher, because I don’t know the circuit, and everyone complained last year that it was very physical.’

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08
Sep
09

How close exactly?

There’s been a lot of talk on how CLOSE the Singapore Grand Prix is. Now, the question is how CLOSE is it really? To give you an idea of how CLOSE you can be to the world’s only night race, all you need to do is check out  some pictures taken at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix.

So CLOSE!!

F1 Singapore 2008

Singapore Grand Prix 2008

Singapore Grand Prix 2008

 

So now you know the experience that awaits you in Singapore. To add to the closeness, Singapore also happens to be the closest race to the world!

And like I’ve mentioned before in THE BEST DEAL EVER, Travel Tours is making sure that the Singapore Grand Prix is really CLOSE to your budget as well.

With packages that start form Rs.46,660 that are all inclusive of your airfare, stay and F1 tickets, there is no reason you shouldn’t be packing your bags to head to Singapore!

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07
Sep
09

Lights… camera… Renault!

It is almost time for the Singapore Grand Prix and the latest buzz is around Renault and their stellar performance at Singapore Grand Prix 2008.

Just to refresh your memory, Alonso won the Singapore Grand Prix 2008. Renault celebrated the victory without much attention to fellow racer, Piquet’s crash. Questions of Alonso’s early pit stop and Piquet’s crash being pre-meditated did go around the rumour mill, but nothing nailed the coffin shut.

2009 saw Piquet being sacked from the team and predictably, a few weeks later came his accusations of Renault’s ‘dirty plan’ at the Singapore GP. Piquet went on record to say that Alonso was given way more attention by the team and his manager Briatore was his worst enemy.

Now, the latest gossip in Formula 1 fraternity is that Piquet has officially declared Alonso’s win last year was a set up. His latest allegations include Renault’s strategy of an early pit stop for Alonso and the team asking Piquet to crash so as to give team mate Alonso an added advantage over the rest during the safety lap.

With Renault being called in for a hearing on the matter, the team faces the risk of being disqualified from the rest of the season.

So, is Piquet just playing spoil sport or is Renault really in for it?

I’ve been saying it all this while, and I’m going to say it again, at the world’s only night race, anything can happen. And don’t tell me you don’t want to be a part of all the drama, STAGED or NOT!

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05
Sep
09

F1 Singapore 2008!

Just to give you a better idea of how BIG the Singapore Grand Prix is, I have put together another interview by someone who was actually there at the first ever Formula One night race! Tilak, an architect based in Bangalore vows that is an experience of a life time and he will not hesitate to go again and again – it’s an unbeatable formula, he says!

1. Why did you decide to go? Why did you choose Singapore?

F1 and holiday with friends what a combo… I chose  to go coz it was the only night race in the world, can u imagine, shutting out the streets of ur city and having a race… wow..

2. Did you use the internet at all for tickets and accomodation?

Yeah…generally about the F1 , the routes, info on how they went about planning the race..general stuff..

3.  Would you like to go to Singapore again to watch the race?

I would love to.. so much fun.. 

4.  Would you recommend Singapore to everyone? Or would it just be to watch F1 live?

Yes of course! The pulse of that place by itself is amazing for a holiday… coupled with F1, it  couldn’t get better… the whole country revolves around F1 for theses three days… Singapore becomes one big party place… spend a couple of days before and after the race to look around also… in my opinion.. 5-6 days of holiday..brilliant… I’ll give u a better way to explain it to us as Indians… the tension and pulse of watching a cricket match at home on tv, and watching it in the stadium… they are two different things…both can be enjoyable in different ways, but being there is a once in a lifetime experience..must do…

5. 1 heart-stopping moment. (If there are more, please tell us!)

The Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr, his car crashed in right in  front of us, and then we could see how the car was lifted up taken out… woooooohhh…. we just saw this car coming into our turn and then crash…really heart stopping…

Do you really need any more reasons to be in Singapore this September?

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04
Sep
09

Singapore Grand prix 2008!

Matt and Debz who were at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix have another brilliant video and I think it is a must watch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bse4GuNoUnw

Don’t you just want to be in Singapore now?

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01
Sep
09

It’s like no other F1 grand prix i’ve been to!

In response to the blog posts that have been up, there was a response from a fellow blogger who is an ardent traveller and was at the Singapore Grand Prix last year. So I asked him a couple of questions, and this is what he had to say:

1. How did you capture the essence of F1 Singapore?

As a photographer I’m always taking photos! The grand prix is a great challenge as they’re moving so fast! The Singapore grand prix is such a beautiful sight too with the lighting. I also was able to make a short movie of the race telling the full story of the race in 7 minutes. from our view and the TV broadcast. It should help jog a few people’s memories!

2. Why did you decide to go? Why did you choose Singapore?

After visiting Singapore for the first tim in 2005 my wife and I were instantly hooked on the city. It’s culture, tidy streets, friendly people. When we heard they would not only have a street race but a night race the chance to come back was too great! It’s a very safe and happy city.

3. Would you like to go to Singapore again to watch the race?

We would happy come back to Singapore ever year to watch the race. It’s like no other F1 grand prix i’ve been to. Mingling with the drivers pre-race in the Swiss hotel, walking along the flood-lit track after qualifying. It’s just a spectacular event in a very spectacular city.

4. Would you recommend Singapore to everyone? Or would it just be to watch F1 live?

I’d definitely recommend visiting Singapore any time of year. The weather is consistently hot, there’s so many great districts to visit, the food is amazing and the night life is fantastic. It’s got it all.

5. 1 heart-stopping moment. (If there are more, please tell us!)

Watching Lewis Hamilton overtaking David Coulthard right in front of us was pretty special. Seeing Fellipe Massa driving off with his fuel hose is definitely another. Dancing like crazy to DJ Carl Cox after qualifying was also amazing. We met so many great people and even made new friends.

So, you heard him. Singapore is THE place to be to watch any F1 race. With all its brilliance in 2008, we’ll have to wait and watch what’s in store this year. Or better still BE THERE to see what happens!

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31
Aug
09

It was a fabulous experience!

When it comes to a travel agency putting together my package, I only want the best deals. The last few blogs have been about the best deals to watch the Formula One race in Singapore. I thought it best to put up a video testimonial of someone who was at the race last year.

The video talks about his experience with Travel Tours and the great job that they did and what a thrilling experience it is to be in Singapore for the f1 season!

So I delivered as promised. I guess it would be best that you watch this space for more action on F1 Singapore 2009.

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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.

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