Posts Tagged ‘Street race


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!


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 and see it for yourself! Whew! Awesome!


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!


he made it happen!

A Night Street race would’ve seemed impossible for everyone but Bernie Ecclestone. This video captures everything that would have possibly gone into the FIRST Night Street Race ever!

F1 Singapore is back for round 2 and promises to be even bigger this year! Make sure you are on a flight to Singapore with the best package deals.


Singapore Grand Prix goes green!

For all you champions of the earth, there is some green at the end of the fuel hose.
The one sport most condemned for its gas-guzzling ways is taking some serious steps to reduce its carbon footprint. And Singapore has been one of the first to implement it.
The use of renewable energy resources like sun, wind, water, geo-thermal, tidal and osmosis is being used to bring down the whopping figure of 500-600 mega watts of power!
Yes, it doesn’t change the number of liters consumed, approximately 75 liters for every 100 kms. If every race track is approximately 300 kms and there are 10 tracks, the math is simple but the number more than just a little disturbing!
But I believe they are revving in the right direction!


Formula One Singapore – Closest to home!


Singapore here I come!

With all the action on the circuits around the world, some hardcore F1 fans are seriously contemplating skipping across continents to witness Formula One LIVE!

Not a bad idea, considering the fact that there is a lot happening and a lot to look forward to. With all the changes coming up: both in terms of the drivers, teams and souped-up cars (the Double Diffuser and KERS) going for that extra burst of power, Button is going to have to hold onto his pants! With 8 races left to go, the tide may turn in the favour of McLaren or Ferrari.

The Valencia weekend looked good for Hamilton, but an unfortunate pit-stop (they may deny it till they are blue in the face) pulled Brawn’s Barrichello ahead. An exciting race, proving that when it come to Formula One nothing is a given! The next race at Monza, Italy will set the tone for the much sought after Singapore.

f1 singapore


Why much sought after? For us Indian’s, Singapore is easily the most exciting and viable option for a live experience ! It is less than 4.5 hours away with a range of airfares ready to be plucked off the shelves. Plus, there are a number of travel agents who are willing to put together a package for you.

So, in the spirit of the race we did a little study of the packages going around and came up with some interesting info. We found that one of the best deals came from Travel Tours – an official travel partner for the Singapore Tourism Board. They have a range of packages starting as low as 52,000 for 5 star packages! The best thing is that their Singapore F1 packages come with an easy EMI scheme! Something that no one else is offering.

In contrast Mercury is offering packages for 44,000 which doesn’t include airfare, so we did the math and found that all included their packages start at 69,000! Kuoni, known for their exorbitant prices are on the same lines. And you know what, these hotels aren’t even five star! The hotel choices put together by Travel Tours are close to the circuit and one of the best Singapore has to offer.

Think about it – Singapore is giving you Beyonce and Fergie to groove to. Speed under stars and Travel Tours – we’ve dubbed them the F1 experts – have chosen the best Singapore F1 tickets, carefully selected hotels and are placing it on a convenient platter for you to grab and bite into for all the excitement and juice!

For more information log onto

Go for it, I say!


F1 Gadgets

The F1 season has picked up pace, with only 9 races left to finish, the frenzy is peaking! Bets are being placed on who is going to win, teams are changing drivers in the hope that the winds of fate may be altered, fans are sending out fervent prayers! The f1 fraternity is all a-roar!

Cashing in on all this drama are the gadget companies. The official video game of F1 2009 heightened the gaming experience with the race-wheel accessory, now that is some personal race action for you!

The mobile companies aren’t far behind! Gresso, the Russian luxury phone manufacturer has created a phone made of the same material used in F1 cars. Personally, I think it’s pretty ugly – especially when you compare it to the beauty of the cars! But hey, whatever floats your boat!

Microsoft is also hanging on like the persistent terrier it is! An intern has devised a Vista Gadget that will keep you updated on the driver standings, race stats and a video of the race! It is yet to hit the market, but knowing us, anything to keep our speed fix going, is good for us!

The bizarre, when it comes to F1, is never too far behind! Luxury phone, race-wheels and now Ferrari clocks! Now this isn’t just any Ferrari clock, it has the nose of a Ferrari car zooming out of its digital face! It weighs about 35 pounds and is 3 feet wide!

It will be interesting to see what Singapore the land of gadgets and gizmos comes up with at the F1 Singapore Night Race!

The list is endless. If you know of any cool, crazy, snazzy F1 gizmos, do tell us about it!










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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.