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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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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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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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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.