Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

 Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

 Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

 Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

To all F1 fans, Sebastian Vettel needs no introduction. For the uninitiated, Sebastian Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won the championship in 2010 and 2011. The defending champion is currently fourth going into the upcoming race held in Singapore, and he is certainly gearing up to close the gap on Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen who is currently ranked first, second and third respectively. Singapore is one of Vettel's favourite hunting ground, as he came in 2nd and 1st place in 2010 and 2011 respectively. This Championship is of great significance to Sebastian Vettel as winning it would complete a hat trick, a feat achieved only by Juan Manuel Fangio (1954-1957) and Michael Schumacher (2000-2004). It is also worth noting that Michael Suhumacher is the idol of Sebastian Vettel.

The drivers will be racing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with a total of 61 laps covering 309.316 km. The race is held in the night, which is a novel event compared to the other circuits. Drivers mentioned that racing in the night gives a different experience with an increase in difficulty. They must display a higher level of performance but they are relishing the challenge.

 F1 2012 Singapore Circuit Map

F1 2012 Singapore Circuit Map

The tracks are now all sealed and prepared to welcome this event. At the same time, many booths are set up around these tracks to give tourists more information of this event as well as other useful information of Singapore. Tourists with access can drop by these booths on the event dates (21 - 23 Sep) up to 24 Sep 2012. We recommend tourists to visit the Singtel booth located near the Cenotaph, where you can view some race cars on display, use the on site iPads to find out more information about F1 and Singapore. You can also try finding our TouristPads icon on the displayed iPads and rent our iPad rental product!

Just like in the popular game "Daytona", the commentator would say, "Gentlemen, start your engines". You can take a sneak peak of the start this coming 21 Sep 2012!