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A track with a long history, it is easily one of the most prestigious tracks of the circuit. Those streets have many a story to tell. Its curves being rather dangerous some of the most tragic F1 accidents have taken place on this circuit.

1. 1928 – the death of driver Emilio Materassi and 27 spectators. After which the races were moved to the high-speed track and modifications were made. The races resumed in 1932.

2. In 1933 3 drivers were killed and some major modifications of chicanes and straights were implemented.

3. 1961 Death of driver Wolfgang Von Trips and 14 spectators!

4. There have been constant modifications to the circuit ever since, although drivers still complain that there aren’t enough run-off areas.

It just goes to show, F1 is such a dynamic sport and one must stay on their toes to be up to speed.

Singapore is doing an admirable job as well, to smooth out complaints of the roads being too bumpy and some chicanes being too narrow.

You can actually be up close and personal to all the F1 action at Singapore with the best deals starting from Rs.46,660 and attractive EMI schemes.  So what are you waiting for? Wake up and smell the burning rubber at Singapore!


I have a need… a need for speed!

For us speed-hungry souls this weekend is going to be a feast! The second round of the INRC rally in Bangalore on the 21st of August gives you 3 days of revving, rallying madness. If that’s not enough, we have the race on the streets of Valencia as well. Do I catch the dirt and the debris at the rally or the clean, fine smooth and sophisticated race in Spain!

There is something about a rally that is just raw and real! I guess it is primarily because we don’t have the pleasure of watching an F1 race in India. Both sports are exciting and fall under a different category – but for some of us racing fans, whether it’s two wheels or four, dirt or circuit we stay clued in. I also follow the illegal auto-races on OMR in Chennai! Those guys are crazy!

Although, with Singapore introducing its street circuit in 2008, it is now possible to be a part of the world’s most adrenalin pumping sport with the little island being just round the corner!

With all the chatter about the FIA 2009 championships, and the excitement, it really sucks that India doesn’t have its own circuit. And then it struck me, we could still get some circuit action! Why wait for Mallya to get his act together? We don’t have to travel all over the world anymore to stand at the stands and get sucked under all the G-Force, you could just hop across in a handful hours to Singapore. Its lethal combination of a street race and a night race the adrenalin levels are bound to skyrocket!

The world saw some of the most crazy F1 moments at Singapore 2008. Right from Massa’s fuel hose goof-up to the underground disturbances. Alonso’s victory had the F1 fraternity shake their heads in consternation for weeks! I don’t know about you, but I’d love to give Singapore a look-up. I don’t want to miss out on unusual pitstops resulting in podium finishes one more time! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want 2008 to be rewound and played for 2009. That is the beauty of the sport – no two races are the same. But the 2008 night race has set a precedent and Singapore has never disappointed!

So where will you be this weekend?

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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.