Thailand to host F1 night race in 2014: report

Singapore Simulated Circuit[BANGKOK] Thailand’s government sports authority says that it has struck an in-principle deal to host a Formula One race in Bangkok in 2014, with negotiations ongoing about the hosting fee, according to a report in The Nation newspaper.

Kanokphand Chulakasem, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, was quoted as saying: “Formula One has decided to include Thailand in its 2014 season calendar”, with a race slated for November.

He said that the government will fund 60 per cent of the cost, with the rest coming from sponsors including Red Bull - half Thai-owned - and the Singha brewing group. The SAT governor said that talks were proceeding between F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and representatives of Red Bull chief Chalerm Yoovidhya.

Three top-class support races at the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Three top-class support races at the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

  • GP2 and Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli to debut on the Marina Bay Street Circuit
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Asia back in Singapore in its tenth season

Jay Chou to headline F1 Singapore Night Race concert on Sept 21

Jay ChouTop Asian R&B artist Jay Chou will perform on Friday, Sept 21 at the Singapore Marina Bay Circuit Park as part of Singapore’s F1 festivities.

The multi-talented artist last performed here as part of his 2010 world tour which sold out within hours of going on sale.

American band and Grammy award winner Maroon 5 will perform on Sept 22. More artists are expected to be announced shortly.

A specially demarcated fan zone has been set up right in front of the Padang stage. Every day, 2,000 fan zone wristbands, which provide guaranteed access to the fan zone, will be up for grabs.

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Avalon Presents BOY GEORGE Live To Head The Bill In Zone 1 On Saturday At The 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Race promoter Singapore GP has unveiled the addition of yet another Grammy-award winning artiste BOY GEORGE to the world-class entertainment lineup for the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. BOY GEORGE joins previously announced performances by Shakira, Linkin Park, Shaggy, Rick Astley, Charice and Massive Attack’s Daddy G & 3D.

Consummate showman, DJ and icon BOY GEORGE is a crowd-pleaser with his rich, soulful voice, flamboyant persona, and grandiose costumes. Zone 1 ticketholders will be able to catch BOY GEORGE Live by Avalon in a one night only performance featuring his greatest hits and chart-toppers like ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’ and ‘Bow Down Mister’ at the Village Stage (Zone 1) on Saturday 24 September.

Singapore GP ramps up the adrenaline factor for spectators

F1 Singapore Top ViewIn addition to being wowed by FORMULA ONE action on track, spectators at the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX will also be treated to two support races that are back for their third year — Formula BMW Pacific and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Off track, Singapore GP’s expanded and improved entertainment repertoire this year ensures there is something for everyone, from headlining acts and adrenaline-charged shows to world music performances and interactive artistic displays. For a start, two adrenaline-charged performances are set to debut in Singapore — the Freestyle Trials Bike show and the Warriors of Brazil.

Results F1 Singapore Night Race 2009

Hamilton lifts trophy 2009

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr/McLaren) 1hr 56min 6.337sec

2 Timo Glock (Ger/Toyota) +9.634sec

3 Fernando Alonso (Esp/Renault) +16.624

4 Sebastian Vettel (Ger/Red Bull) +20.261

5 Jenson Button (Gbr/Brawn) +30.015

6 Rubens Barrichello (Bra/Brawn) +31.858

7 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin/McLaren) +36.157

8 Robert Kubica (Pol/BMW Sauber) +55.054

9 Kazuki Nakajima (Jpn/Williams) +56.054

10 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin/Ferrari) +58.892

11 Nico Rosberg (Ger/Williams) +59.777

12 Jarno Trulli (Ita/Toyota) +1min 13.009sec

13 Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita/Ferrari) +1:19.890

14 Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita/Force India) +1:33.502


Jaime Alguersuari (Esp/Toro Rosso) 14 laps

Singapore F1 Provisional Qualifying Result

2009F1 Qualifying Result PROVISIONAL qualifying result on Saturday for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday.

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren - Mercedes 1:47.891

2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault 1:48.204

3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams - Toyota 1:48.348

4. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1:48.722

5. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Brawn - Mercedes 1:48.828

6. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Renault 1:49.054

7. Timo Glock (Germany) Toyota 1:49.180

8. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 1:49.307

9. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 1:49.514

10. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) McLaren-Mercedes 1:49.778

Practice sessions on dusty Marina Bay circuit marked by two crashes

F1 Singapore 2009 William’s Nico Rosberg THE stage is set for a battle royal in tonight’s SingTel Singapore Grand Prix qualifying session, with white, blue and yellow the colours to watch out for.

Title contenders Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello of Brawn GP, dark horse Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and last year’s tarnished winner Fernando Alonso of Renault dominated the first two practice sessions yesterday. Barrichello, who trails drivers’ championship leader Button (80 points) by 14 points, clocked the fastest time of 1min 50.179sec in the first session on the bumpy and dusty track.The Briton was second, slightly less than two-tenths of a second behind.

All systems go as circuit park puts in the finishing touches for F1 night race

Singapore Simulated Circuit It’s all systems go for the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend with finishing touches being put to get the circuit park ready for the night race.

With more than 80,000 ticket holders expected to converge onto the race, queues will be inevitable. And so, organisers have increased the number of security personnel this year to 1,400 and they will be more easily deployed to areas of need.