The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated events of the year. First organized in 1961, it was called the Orient Year Grand Prix. It was renamed as the Malaysian Grand Prix in the subsequent year. It was finally named Singapore Grand Prix after Singapore attained it’s independence in 1965. The event was discontinued after the 1973 race due to fatal accidents during the 1972 and 1973 races. It was re-inaugurated in 2007, much to the liking of all the F1 fans across the globe. All in all, the Singapore Grand Prix is an internationally acclaimed event that has a perfect blend of drama, anxiety and passion.
Over the last 7 years Fernando Alonso has won it twice (2008 and 2010), Lewis Hamilton has won it twice (2009 and 2014) and Sebastian Vettel has won it thrice (2011, 2012 and 2013). Fans expect nothing less out of the 2015 event which will be ferociously competitive.
This track is highly crash prone and was discontinued for 34 years due to the fatalities caused. Certain amendments were made to the track even in 2009 due to recurring crashes. This means nothing to the ambitious racers who go all out to win the prestigious title and crashes are inevitable.
This event always grosses out huge audiences due to it’s popularity. Their ticket sales are always north of a 100,000 tickets. These audiences are always full of enthusiasm and life making the event more enthralling.
They are also going showcase live performances from iconic musicians. Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and Spandau Ballet are all going to perform much to the delight of the attending audiences.
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This is an event that not only attracts F1 fanatics but also the rest of the public at large due to it’s immense beauty. It’s a spectacle that one absolutely must experience. It has gained massive recognition since it began and can now be labeled as a fan favourite.
By Naman Shah