Gentlemen, rev your engines!
We are closing in to this Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix and the heat is turning up! Taking place at Marina Bay, practice for Formula 1 starts today and will continue until tomorrow before the qualifying round on 20 September 2014.
The game gets real on 21 September when two of Mercedes team’s very own drivers will be competing against each other for the much coveted Formula 1 champion title. Let’s take a look at our break down for this coming weekend’s race:
Nico Rosberg versus Lewis Hamilton
After continually landing at the top two spots in almost every race this year, Rosberg and Hamilton will once again be facing each other in the only night race in 2014’s schedule. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are in the first and second spots in the drivers’ current standing, Rosberg’s 238 points earning him a higher spot compared to Hamilton’s 216 points.
It’s a tight race between Rosberg and Hamilton but our money’s on Hamilton in this race, the latter has proven himself he’s got what it takes to take over his own team mate and win the World Championship again.
WHERE TO WATCH
Circuit, Rooftops, MRT Esplanade
There are three vantage points to enjoy the race from. Well, okay, the first one will be the best as you get to enjoy the sounds and sensations up close. So how to watch the race at the actual Marina Bay circuit? Easy peezy, just buy the tickets at any of the ticketing booths in the circuit park this Friday and Saturday from 1.30pm to 10.30pm, or on Sunday at 1.30pm to 10.00pm. The tickets are also available for purchase at The Raffles City Convention Centre Singapore from 19 to 21 September at 10.00am until 9.00pm.
For those who don’t want to spend even a dollar, watch it for free from any rooftops overlooking the bay. Yes, that’s a plausible option as the city is filled with looming buildings that easily overlook the circuit. You’ll have to miss out on the vibrations and loud, roaring engine sounds though.
Another money-saving way is to watch it from one of the MRT exits or esplanades. Same as above, you’ll get a bird’s-eye-view of the race but you’ll be missing out on the exciting sounds and sensations that make Formula 1 races what they are.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
F1 Concerts are an essential part of the race almost as much as the cars are. To get the crowd pumping and all, of course there’ll be entertainers present! The performances will either take place at Zone 1 or Zone 4.
The performers are divided into five categories which are Workshops & Roving Artistes, Theatrical Performances, Illusionists, International Music Acts and Headliners. Headliners include big acts from USA, UK, Jamaica and Taiwan which are Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Ziggy Marley and MayDay.