Saturday, 16 September 2017

F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2017

In 2008 Singapore had the honour of hosting the first night-time event in Formula One history. The inaugural Singapore Grand Prix proved a huge hit, staged on a new street circuit, with the city's famous skyline providing a truly spectacular backdrop.

The race was announced in May 2007 following the agreement of a five-year deal between Formula One Management CEO Bernie Ecclestone, Singapore entrepreneur Mr Ong Beng Seng, and the Singapore Tourism Board.It instantly established itself as one of the most dramatic and atmospheric races on the calendar. The timing of the event also means it can be broadcast at a convenient time for European television audiences as well as thrilling local fans.

Using public roads around the Marina Bay area, the circuit utilises powerful lighting systems to replicate daylight conditions and the most stringent safety protocols ensure driver and spectator safety.

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Enjoy a Halal-Friendly Experience at Singapore F1 Night Race 2017!
Enjoy a Halal-Friendly Experience at Singapore F1 Night Race 2017!

Singapore’s Grand Prix is one of the top events on the motor races calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship, and they are set to amaze this year as well.

The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix is an event like no other, filled with performances from artists all around the world, awesome merchandise, amazing food, and of course, car races like no other!

Not to worry, we’ll tell you how to have a Halal-friendly experience at the F1 Race 2017!

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Best Places to Party during F1 Singapore 2017

It is that time of the year again and we’re talking about the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix. You may think the F1 weekend is a waste of money, spending hundreds of dollars to catch a split-second image of cars racing past from a grandstand or a corner around it.

But there are other ways you can enjoy the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend, like soaking in the glitz and glamour of the best clubs, bars and hotels in the city.

Gear up for an adrenaline-packed weekend with the hottest parties to see and be seen at!

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After years of rave international reviews, hospitality guests at the 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX can look forward to even more choices and upgraded facilities at the Formula One Paddock Club™, Sky and Club Suites as well as the Green Room. Multi award-winning, multi-platinum winning bands are set to ignite the Padang stage in their first ever concert in Singapore each night. Entry to the concert is included with any three-day 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX ticket.* Artiste line-up and schedule subject to change.

Singapore’s Formula One Paddock Club™is already one of the most innovative on the Grand Prix calendar. The introduction of world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa set a new benchmark and highlights Singapore GP’s commitment to constantly evolve and enhance the corporate customer’s experience.

The Singapore Hospitality offers guests an excellent vantage point, five-star cuisine, unmatched hospitality services, extensive wine selection, a fantastic entertainment programme and breathtaking views from our exclusive balconies, terraces and private grandstands.

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix extended for another four years to 2021
Part of the illuminated circuit is seen during the third practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Foto

The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will be here until 2021, after Singapore's contract for the sport's only night race will be extended for another 4 years.

Formula 1 confirmed the deal on Friday (Sep 15), which comes after positive discussions between Formula 1 & Singapore Grand Prix organisers this month.

The fate of the marquee event hung in the balance as organisers negotiated its extension beyond 2017, amid slumping attendances and complaints of businesses being disrupted.

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Singapore Grand Prix faces threat from Thailand, China
A man walks near decorations for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore on Wednesday. (EPA-EFE photo)

For most, a 10th anniversary is an occasion fit for celebration but, for the 2017 Formula One (F1) Singapore Grand Prix, festivities for this milestone are muted amid a future shrouded in uncertainty.

The world’s first and only night street race is entering the final leg of its five-year contract inked in 2012, with officials keeping mum for months on the progress of negotiations, TODAY reported on Thursday. No one can be sure if an extension is forthcoming, it added.

Responding to TODAY’s queries last week, the organisers of the Singapore GP said they are still in talks with new F1 owners Liberty Media over contract extensions, and “they do not comment on ongoing commercial negotiations”.

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Singapore GP attendance falls as economic slowdown hurts
Attendance at the Singapore Grand Prix, one of the most popular races on the calendar fell this year, hurt by a slowdown in the local and global economy

The night race, won by Germany’s Nico Rosberg, saw an average of 73,000 spectators attend for each of the three days of the race weekend, promoter Singapore GP said.

The 2015 edition attracted about 87,000 spectators daily, while the inaugural race in 2008 welcomed over 100,000 spectators.

“The overall ticket take-up is 15 percent lower than the average attendance at the Circuit Park since the inaugural race,” Singapore GP said.

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