Saturday, November 22, 2008

Singapore - Formula 1 (SG-12649)

I'm not really interested in Formula 1 races, although there's one Polish driver (Robert Kubica), who is quite good :) But I really like this postcard. I wonder if it's a real photo? Are there really such beautiful views near the circuit?

The Marina Bay Street Circuit (otherwise known as the Singapore Street Circuit) is a street-based circuit around the city state's Marina Bay and is the venue for the Singapore Grand Prix. The track is 5.1-kilometres (3.15-miles) long in a harbourside location similar in style to the Monaco Grand Prix and the new circuit in Valencia.

On the day of confirmation of the Singapore Grand Prix in the 2008 Formula One season, a routemap was published. The pit area of the circuit is located in an empty plot of land off Republic Boulevard and beside the Singapore Flyer. A temporary track leads from the pit area and under the Benjamin Sheares Bridge to Republic Boulevard and turns onto Raffles Boulevard. It then proceeds along Nicoll Highway, Stamford Road and Saint Andrew's Road around the Padang, past the City Hall.

The track then goes onto the Anderson Bridge, past the Fullerton Hotel and make a tight left turn to Esplanade Drive beside the Merlion Park. It joins Raffles Avenue and cut right after the Esplanade to the front of the Marina Bay Floating Stadium and return to the pit area via another temporary road around the Singapore Flyer. The track layout is unique in that in between turns 18 and 19, the cars race underneath a section of grandstand of the Floating Platform.


1 comment:

Ana said...

as an F1 addict, i couldnt not comment here :)

I think that the Singapore circuit is one of the most amazing ive seen...there are other 'city-races' but what i saw during the Singapore one, was simply stunning...i know that since it was a night race, all those glimmering lights did contribute a lot to the overall picture, but yeah...the views around the circuit ARE so beautiful indeed!! Even on Tv :)

and btw, Kubica is really a good driver...maybe not the one I support, but he has made many races really exciting and worth watching...i hope he will keep getting good or even better results in the following seasons...he does deserve it.