Fast, Furious, Fun – The Singapore Grand Prix 2015
It’s time to buckle up, hold your breath and sit tight as the Singapore Grand Prix Season is back with a bang with all its glitz, glamour, thrill and excitement. Singapore will become the world’s playground, as the Lion City pulls out all the stops to make for a great racing season. High-octane glamour, non-stop excitement and most of all, thrilling races will serve as the perfect addendum to the SG50 spirit. The 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix is one of those events, which attract people from all over the world. Though the haze is creating concern for the organisers; recent announcements suggest that the event will take place with full pomp and gusto. The organisers are taking all possible measures to make the event a grand success. Officials have also said that pollution masks would be sold in and around the Marina Bay street circuit.
Considered as one of the most celebrated Formula 1 event, the Singapore Grand Prix is the only F1 night race that appears on the FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar. The Singapore Grand Prix takes place in the Marina Bay Circuit from September 18 to 20 this year.
Widely known for its exciting entertainment line-ups, the Singapore Grand Prix has also been lauded by renowned racers. Ace racer Lewis Hamilton, who won the 2014 race beating Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, holds the Bay Circuit in high regards.
The Singapore Grand Prix boasts of acts by eminent entertainers of the world, such as Robbie Williams, John Legend, Mayday, Pet Shop Boys, Ziggy Marlay and Jennifer Lopez. The event has also seen some amazing performances by Tom Jones, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and many other renowned artists and bands. This year’s event will also be a great spectacle as blockbuster entertaining acts by Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Spandau Ballet and Bon Jovi have already been confirmed to headline the concerts. Moreover, performances by The Sam Willows, regarded as Singapore’s hottest pop band, the multiple Grammy-winner Jimmy Cliff and YouTube sensation Dirty Loops will make things much more exciting for the spectators.
However, what’s been creating all the buzz is the impressive line-up of roving acts, which can surely set the mood of the entire event and keep the party going, in the truest meaning of the phrase. This year’s roving performances feature the Bloco Singapura, which is undoubtedly one of the best cultural and musical collective in Singapore. The Mirror Family from Austria is all set to enchant the audience with an interactive walk act show. Add to that the mesmerising performances by belly dancer Alia and percussionist Jamal, hypnotic acts by the Light Umbrellas from Austria and the quintessential gala-performance by Samba Brasil. The list of roving artists also boasts of a group of extensive theatrical entertainers from Australia, called the Supersonics.
Apart from the entertainment line-up, the 2015 Grand Prix is all set to be a great spectacle for the die-hard racing fans. Lewis Hamilton, racing for Mercedes, will try to give his best and match up to his brilliant performance in the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix where he won with an impressive 25 points. Sebastian Vettel, racing for Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull Racing, will also try to better their performances and make up for the missed chance of winning the race in the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix. The audience are in for a treat as popular speedsters Felipe Massa racing for Williams, Fernando Alonso for Mclaren and Jenson Button also for Mclaren, are also gearing up for a fast and furious performance.
Tickets to this high-octane event are flying off the shelves, as many local and foreign race enthusiasts are booking tickets directly from the official website. Tickets to the Stamford Grandstand and the Pit Grandstand, priced at Singapore $1288 and $598 each are selling like hot cakes with only a few left. People who wanted to enjoy the race from the Esplanade Waterfront Grandstand or the Bay Grandstand have to look for other stands as tickets to both the stands have been sold out. So, if you want to be part of this amazing event, then don’t wait for the red lights to go off; you might lose the race to the ticket, or the ticket to the race.