5 years in a row….yup, attended the every every year since it started in Singapore. For me, its probably getting stale. Everything seem so clockwork, so much the same. The performing acts were different… this year, there is Rihanna. Different but still stale. Okok, i should say that i am there for the race and that is all that matters.

Sadly, no. I sat at the start and finish line every year. No, not at the paddock, but on the grandstand side this year. What a grand moment it was, to see the drivers walked out of their pits and into their cars. Watching all these behind the fences and stewards that blocked all your view. “Sir, no standing on your seat”……But when the cars move off, the noise was earth shattering.

And then it was followed by 61 laps of turning the head left to right, left to right……..left to right again. Times like this when i thought its better to watch the TV with all the stats, the turns and the corners, overtaking replays and breathtaking view of the city skyline.

This year, i decided to do something different. I will walk the entire circuit outline and visit all the different areas. It turn out to be a mini obstacle course. The circuit cuts through different parts of the city. So, many of the roads were blocked. We have to go up, down, down, left, right. It was like being in a super mario game.

But we were much rewarded by the different sights and sounds and the people. I have never seen so many handsome blokes and beautiful ladies at the same time, all sweating profusely from the hot sun and suffering from the 80% humidity in the evenings yet looking unmistakably happy.

Loved the expensive beers @ Eur 10 a glass and the hard like stone hot dogs. But the walk about opened my eyes to the race. The organizers have done so much work to make the event interesting. There is probably no where else in the world with so many different entertainment spots in one place. Rihanna, Fire spitting performers, magicians, brazilians samba dancers…..endless rows of food stalls, beers, wine. Its like a celebration of something besides the race.

Sorry Sorry, i forgot, I have to focus only on whats going on at the track.

Singapore Formula 1 2013 01 Singapore Formula 1 2013 02 Singapore Formula 1 2013 03 Singapore Formula 1 2013 04 Singapore Formula 1 2013 05 Singapore Formula 1 2013 06 Singapore Formula 1 2013 07 Singapore Formula 1 2013 08 Singapore Formula 1 2013 09 Singapore Formula 1 2013 10 Singapore Formula 1 2013 11 Singapore Formula 1 2013 12 Singapore Formula 1 2013 13 Singapore Formula 1 2013 14 Singapore Formula 1 2013 15 Singapore Formula 1 2013 16 Singapore Formula 1 2013 17 Singapore Formula 1 2013 18 Singapore Formula 1 2013 19 Singapore Formula 1 2013 20 Singapore Formula 1 2013 21 Singapore Formula 1 2013 22 Singapore Formula 1 2013 23 Singapore Formula 1 2013 24 Singapore Formula 1 2013 25 Singapore Formula 1 2013 26 Singapore Formula 1 2013 27 Singapore Formula 1 2013 28 Singapore Formula 1 2013 29 Singapore Formula 1 2013 30 Singapore Formula 1 2013 31 Singapore Formula 1 2013 32 Singapore Formula 1 2013 33 Singapore Formula 1 2013 34 Singapore Formula 1 2013 35 Singapore Formula 1 2013 36 Singapore Formula 1 2013 37 Singapore Formula 1 2013 38 Singapore Formula 1 2013 39 Singapore Formula 1 2013 40 Singapore Formula 1 2013 41 Singapore Formula 1 2013 42 Singapore Formula 1 2013 43 Singapore Formula 1 2013 44 Singapore Formula 1 2013 45 Singapore Formula 1 2013 46 Singapore Formula 1 2013 47 Singapore Formula 1 2013 48 Singapore Formula 1 2013 49 Singapore Formula 1 2013 50 Singapore Formula 1 2013 51 Singapore Formula 1 2013 52 Singapore Formula 1 2013 53 Singapore Formula 1 2013 54 Singapore Formula 1 2013 55

Next year I am going to gather some friends and book a hotel with a view overlooking the race. Shall enjoy champagne in the nice air conditioned room with sweets, desserts and wide screen TV……nah….still stale !! 🙂

Written by urbanarchiver

Curious about things around me, interested in photography, likes to eat, read comics, cut out newspaper articles, me travel a lot, like to crack lousy jokes, likes to be alone, trying to run a mile in 20 mins, hate chill peppers, crazy for fashion, not enough money, has a Leica, like contradictions.

3 comments

  1. Your video is freakin awesome! The colors the cars the sights and sounds of Singapore all come together perfectly. I would love to reblog this, give me a nod if it is okay. Question, are there any jazz festivals in Singapore?

    1. Hey dude ! Sure…thanks for reblogging :)…. walking around the event is better than sitting and straining the neck with boredom ! 🙂

      As for Jazz festivals, sure there are…..will find out when 🙂

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