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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP achieves 95% of targeted sales for the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    000 Even with the increased capacity a total of seven ticket categories are now sold out The Premier Walkabout Turn 2 Grandstand Republic Turn 3 Grandstand and Connaught Grandstand tickets are no longer available for sale in addition to the previously announced sell out of Stamford Grandstand Esplanade Waterfront Grandstand and three day Zone 4 Walkabout Limited availability remains in Pit Turn 1 Padang and Bay Grandstands as well as single day Zone 4 Walkabout The remaining tickets available for sale are priced from S 38 for a Friday Zone 4 Walkabout ticket to S 1 288 for a three day Pit Grandstand ticket We re anticipating a thrilling weekend of racing in just under two weeks time as the world turns its eyes on Singapore This year s night race could possibly be the most thrilling with fans expecting a possible championship conclusion and Singapore GP presenting the most extensive entertainment line up yet We re definitely poised for another great year at the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX said Michael Roche Executive Director Singapore GP All ticketholders can enjoy the entertainment offerings on the three stages in Zone 4 including the Padang Stage where headliners Shakira Linkin Park GD TOP and Seungri will be performing Other powerhouse music acts performing throughout the weekend include Boy George Charice Shaggy Rick Astley and Daddy G and 3D Massive Attack DJ Set Fans can also look forward to a plethora of world parades theatre productions visual showcases and over 59 food and beverage outlets across the circuit park To combat secondary ticket onselling which exploits the interests of genuine fans Singapore GP has reserved a small allocation of tickets from some sold out categories to be made available on a first come first served basis at selected ticketing booths

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=83 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Korean Superstars GD&TOP AND SEUNGRI to Perform at the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    will drive fans wild with their polished dance moves and infectious tracks at the Padang main stage Zone 4 on Friday 23 September G Dragon and T O P GD TOP debuted with the album GD TOP in 2010 and released three singles High High Oh Yeah and Knock Out Their music is a brilliant hybrid of hiphop and rap infused with electro pop and acoustic elements With their edgy persona and a series of chart topping successes GD TOP has quickly earned a reputation as the ones to watch in the Korean music industry Joining his BIGBANG mates is the multi talented Seungri a hip hop performer actor record producer and songwriter who released his solo mini album VVIP in 2011 While the album s groovy tracks like VVIP and What Can I Do showcase Seungri s vocal prowess the music videos effectively demonstrate his magic on the dance floor To start your party on a high note don t miss this one night only live performance by GD TOP AND SEUNGRI on Friday With just one ticket fans can enjoy all day entertainment and hours of race action at the Marina Bay Street Circuit A Friday Single Day

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=82 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP raises funds for President's Challenge 2011 with gala premiere of SENNA movie
    SENNA chronicles the triple world champion Formula One driver Ayrton Senna s remarkable story charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off providing an unprecedented insight into the dramas and controversies surrounding the charismatic Brazilian The documentary spans the racing legend s years as a Formula One driver from his opening season with Toleman Motosport in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later at the San Marino Grand Prix Since its release late last year SENNA has proved to be a phenomenon In Europe in just two months it became the highest grossing documentary film ever In the United States of America it was awarded the 2011 World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the prestigious Sundance Festival and the 2011 Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival Over in Australia it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary in World Cinema at the Adelaide Film Festival The film was made in full co operation of Senna s family Formula One Management who provided previously unseen footage as well as Instituto Ayrton Senna a charitable foundation founded after his death which has since provided the education for over 12 million underprivileged Brazilian children SENNA is written by Manish Pandey directed by BAFTA award winner Asif Kapadia and produced by Working Title whose other notable films include Billy Elliot and Notting Hill Pandey who is also the Executive Producer of the film will attend the fundraising gala premiere and participate in a question and answer session with the audience This gala premiere would not be possible without the generous support from Universal Pictures and Mumm Champagne Ayrton s death was a huge loss to the motorsport community and this film tells his story beautifully With almost a month to the 2011 FORMULA 1

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=81 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Further Ticket Categories Sell-out for the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    three day Zone 4 Walkabout Stamford Grandstand and Esplanade Waterfront Grandstand tickets are sold out Premier Walkabout Connaught Grandstand Turn 2 Grandstand and Republic Turn 3 Grandstand tickets are also selling fast with only limited availability Our unique combination of on track race action and all day entertainment has made the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX a must attend weekend on the social calendar said Michael Roche Executive Director Singapore GP Pte Ltd We re delighted that fans response to the multitude of offerings has been incredibly enthusiastic They can take their pick from powerhouse music acts like Linkin Park Shakira Shaggy Charice Rick Astley and Boy George to world parades theatre productions and visual showcases By offering an amazing value for everyone with the price of one ticket we re confident of delivering another spectacular sporting and entertainment experience for every ticketholder Three day grandstand passes are available from S 298 for a Bay Grandstand ticket to S 1 288 for a Pit Grandstand ticket Fans can also purchase a single day Zone 4 walkabout ticket S 38 for Friday 118 for Saturday and 148 for Sunday to catch the headliners at the Padang Stage as well as a wide repertoire of acts in Zone 4 from 23 to 25 September 2011 All ticketholders can enjoy the entertainment offerings on all three stages in Zone 4 including the Padang Stage where the headliners will be performing as well as the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Stage and Esplanade Park Stage Hospitality sales are also exceptionally strong for 2011 To date a total of 10 500 tickets have been released across the Formula One Paddock Club Sky Suites Club Suites and The Green Room All Dedicated hospitality suites as well as The Green Room at both Stamford and Turn 3

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=80 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Avalon Presents BOY GEORGE Live To Head The Bill In Zone 1 On Saturday At The 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    August 2011 Singapore 08 August 2011 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 Building on the glamour of the only Formula One night race we ve packed all three days with an extensive entertainment programme featuring the biggest names in music stunning theatrical visual productions retro showcases and electrifying parades said Michael Roche Executive Director Singapore GP Pte Ltd Fans only need the one ticket to enjoy both the thrilling track action and all day entertainment making a ticket to the Singapore Grand

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=79 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP Announces SHAKIRA as Saturday's Headlining Act For Padang Main Stage At The 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    Singapore GP is pleased to unveil global mega star SHAKIRA as Saturday s headlining act for the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX This is in addition to the previously announced performances by Linkin Park Shaggy Rick Astley Charice and Massive Attack s Daddy G 3D For the first time in Singapore get charged up for a power packed concert by Grammy Award winning Colombian singer songwriter and global megastar SHAKIRA as she headlines the Padang main stage Zone 4 on Saturday 24 September Shake your booty to her worldwide smash hits Hips Don t Lie Whenever Wherever and Waka Waka The sultry star will also be performing English and Spanish songs from her latest albums She Wolf and Sale El Sol The Sun Comes Out With 50 days to the night race tickets for the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX are selling at a brisk pace with over 80 of this year s targeted sales already achieved The Turn 2 Pit Straight Esplanade Waterfront and Premier Walkabout tickets are selling fast with the Stamford Grandstand completely sold out Both single day and three day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets are also selling fast and have only limited

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=78 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP Unveils S$5 Million Entertainment Line-Up For 2011
    Saturday More headliners will be announced in the coming weeks visit www singaporegp sg for updates Who can forget deep throated Mr Boombastic and the man behind It Wasn t Me and the infectious cover Angel Reggae fans heating up your night is multi platinum Grammy winning artiste SHAGGY who will perform at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Zone 4 Saturday and Village stage Zone 1 Sunday Singapore GP is thrilled to announce a Friday highlight at Zone 4 s Esplanade Outdoor Theatre stage which sees an eclectic one off DJ set by experimental trip hop prodigies Massive Attack s DADDY G 3D Massive Attack are artists producers and legendary musicians The duo Robert 3D Del Naja and Grant Daddy G Marshall from Bristol England are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991 with the single Unfinished Sympathy reaching the charts and later being voted the 10th greatest song of all time in a poll by U K s The Guardian RETRO FEVER HITS HOME Wednesday night Zouk clubbers don t be shy now Relive your Love in the First Degree for those rusty dance moves as Zouk celebrating its 20th anniversary presents a mass MAMBO JAMBO on Sunday night at the floating platform Bay Stage for Bay Grandstand ticketholders only Sing your heart out with RICK ASTLEY as the legendary showman belts out familiar tunes like Together Forever and Lights Out at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Saturday and Village Stage Sunday Come on you know you re never gonna give him up FROM BROADWAY TO BOLLYWOOD For the first time ever race goers can catch two full fledged musicals both in Zone 1 and Zone 4 Hindi music fans can shake their booties in a mass Jai Ho dance with the cast of BOLLYWOOD EXPRESS Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Friday Village stage Saturday and Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage Sunday a colourful musical featuring cult favourites such as Chaiyya Chaiyya among others The 45 minute song dance affair is conceptualised by the celebrated producers of Merchants of Bollywood a sold out production in London and Singapore last year Just for laughs indulge in some truly Wicked sport with cult New York show FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Village stage Friday Sunday a satirical revue that does hilarious spoofs of contemporary Broadway shows from The Phantom of the Opera to Rent Les Misérables and Hairspray New York longest running musical comedy revue Forbidden Broadway promises to have you in stitches from the start VISUAL ARTS COME ALIVE Zone 1 and Premier Walkabout ticketholders can take a surreal walk through the Milky Way accompanied with contemporary music and movie soundtracks as the F1 Village near Gate 1 will be illuminated by recreations of 10 planets based on actual NASA imagery The LA TERRA AL CENTRO DELL UNIVERSO is a visual spectacle specially commissioned for the Singapore night race with the largest planet hovering at 5 metres tall Outdoor visual theatre maestros Studio Festi will be transforming

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=77 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -TRACK ENHANCEMENTS FOR 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    right will be replaced with a painted divider so that drivers are able to take alternate lines into Turn 7 to avoid bumps and possibly increase opportunities for overtaking In addition street kerbs in the runoff areas of Turn 7 and Turn 14 will be realigned This will allow for minor realignments in the barriers that will provide approximately 1 to 2m additional runoff distance at the corners providing a marginal improvement to drivers safety BARRIER REALIGNMENT AT SINGAPORE SLING TURN 10 Turn 10 barriers are also being realigned at the request of the FIA to reduce the likelihood of a car that has lost control in the braking zone being launched over the chicane apex kerbs This change in barrier alignment will not affect cornering speed at Turn 10 but the kerbs will be adjusted to a more gradual curve in order for the drivers to make safer exits from the corner REVOLUTIONARY TRACKJET TRACK CLEANER RETURNS Following the successful use of the Trackjet track cleaning machine last year in removing dust especially along the Pit Straight which is unused for most parts of the year and improving the surface grip in key braking and acceleration zones throughout the track the Trackjet system will be deployed once more this year Mounted on a specially adapted truck the Trackjet travels at 500m per hour and delivers water to the surface at 42 000psi through computer controlled jets to deep clean and improve the texture of the track surface Developed in Germany by Weigel Hochdrucktechnik GmbH the Trackjet is also employed to clean runways at airports around the world Since the first race in 2008 the Marina Bay Street Circuit has consistently exceeded expectations around the world but there are always things which we can improve says Colin Syn Deputy Chairman

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=76 (2012-12-22)
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