THE HIGH-PROFILE Formula One races have been used by Singapore to showcase its sparkling skyline to a global audience. The city that has built for itself an international reputation for putting on a perfect show through its sense of discipline has enjoyed the success of F1’s first night time street races over eight years. Even as F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone considers the Singapore race as the “crown jewel” of the lot, the race is held under strict conditions. You need a ticket to enjoy the proceedings — which includes world-ranked headlining acts and top-notch hospitality — otherwise you can’t get a look in.
From today until Sunday the decibels around the streets of Marina Bay will rise to a screeching pitch. And all these screaming sounds of the most costly race engines high technology has produced will congregate there for the F1 — the pinnacle of a racer’s career. This is the eighth year running Singapore is playing host to the three-day Formula 1 world championships, motorsports premier racing series.