2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Break
Singapore was a venue for many non-championship motor races in the 60s and 70s, but it wasn’t until 2008 that a World Championship Grand Prix was held here. The Marina Bay Street Circuit (Asia’s first ever street circuit) was also the setting for the first-time an F1 race was held at night. This was mainly due to allow the European audience to watch at prime-time, but makes for a fantastic experience for those in attendance. Whilst the inaugural night race created much in the way of excitement, it will always be remembered for the infamous “crashgate” which saw Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately crash to allow Renault teammate Fernando Alonso to cross the finish line first. Now with Ferrari, Alonso will be looking to take the chequered flag by more sporting means; although he’ll have a fight on his hands, with Sebastian Vettel having won the last three races held here. Lewis Hamilton is a big fan of the track too, having won here in 2009. This year’s event is set to be a tight one, with all three vying for pole position.
Despite only being part of the F1 schedule for the last 6 years, the Singapore Grand Prix is a date fixed firmly in the calendar of many F1 fans. Being the only night race, this city track uses more than 1,500 light projectors each with 2,000-watt white metal halide lamps, giving it luminosity of over four times that of a football stadium. The 5.065km race track will see drivers battling each other over 61 laps with a total distance of 308.828km, tackling the likes of the Singapore Sling and Memorial Corner. Whilst the drivers concentrate on the track, spectators can enjoy the sight of the cars flying past the city’s landmarks, including City Hall and St. Andrews’ Cathedral. With the track being based right in the city, it offers the opportunity for F1 enthusiasts to really make the most of their time in Asia, by getting out an exploring all Singapore has to offer.
Thomas Cook Sport invites you to experience the ultimate in night-time motor racing with our Singapore F1 packages.
Breaks include return flights, accommodation and airport transfers. There is also the option to add tickets and VIP hospitality to your booking.
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