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Cheryl Tay

Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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With immediate effect, I have moved to a brand new website: www.cheryltay.sg!

Do pop over from hereon for all my adventures…

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[CLOSED] Thursday Pitlane Experience at Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix 2013


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The winners for the Thursday Pitlane Experience at Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix 2013 have been picked!!

Thank you everyone who took part in this!

After a lucky draw, the winners are:

1) Kelvin Khng

2) Anthony Thang

3) Fianis Sew

4) Roy Khoo

5) Shen Xuhuai

Meanwhile, here are the answers:

1) Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are the only three drivers who have completed every single lap of the Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix since 2008. TRUE

2) The safety car has been deployed every year since 2008. TRUE

3) The widest part of the Marina Bay Street Circuit is the narrowest part of the Monaco street circuit. FALSE

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Have you always wanted the opportunity to walk in the pit lane of the Marina Bay Street Circuit of the Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix?

I may just be able to grant you your wish!

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For this year’s Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, I have five exclusive pairs of tickets for the Thursday Pitlane Experience to give away!

Rev up with Singapore GP for another exciting instalment of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX!

For the first time ever, you can experience parts of the Marina Bay Street Circuit for FREE before the race weekend! Usually accessible only to Formula 1 Paddock Club™ ticket holders over the race weekend, the Pit Lane walk offers participants an exclusive first-hand view of the Formula 1 cars and pit crew at work at the team garages.

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Participants will also get to enjoy the F1 Village’s carnival atmosphere, try their hand at interactive game stations, be entertained by live stage performances and roving acts as well as check out the memorabilia at the merchandise booths.

Basically, you will be part of a special group of people who will get to experience a first-hand view of the team garages at the Pit Building and bask in the carnival atmosphere in Zone 1 on Thursday, 19 September, a day ahead of the Circuit Park’s opening.

Time should be 7pm, after office hours!

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How to take part in this contest?

Answer the following five questions:

1) Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are the only three drivers who have completed every single lap of the Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix since 2008. TRUE/FALSE

2) The safety car has been deployed every year since 2008. TRUE/FALSE

3) The widest part of the Marina Bay Street Circuit is the narrowest part of the Monaco street circuit. TRUE/FALSE

4) Why do you want to go for this exclusive Pit Lane Experience?

5) Have you attended the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix before? If yes, when?

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Send in your answers, along with your name, address, NRIC and contact number to info@cheryl-tay.com.

The Rev Up! Singapore activity is open to Singapore citizens and Singapore residents only. Tickets will not be for sale or transferred to another name.

Closing date: 8 August 2013, 2359 hours.

For more chances to win, you can also ballot for free tickets now at www.singaporegp.sg/revupsingapore.

Good luck!

Clean Diesel – Quieter, smoother, faster


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Many may still hold an age-old image of diesel trucks and lorries with dirty black smoke. However, Clean Diesel technology has banished that stereotype, holding a lot more promise for the future.

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The world’s first series-production passenger car with a diesel engine – the Mercedes-Benz 260D – was introduced in February 1936 at the Berlin Motor Show, with 30 per cent more economy than a petrol engine.

Since then, diesel cars have evolved and come a long way. 

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SingTel Grid Girls 2013


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The 2013 SingTel Grid Girls in The Singapore Factor

Eight fresh-faced ladies aged 18 to 26, have been chosen as this year’s SingTel Grid Girl finalists. Since the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix in 2008, the SingTel Grid Girls have been a star attraction of the race, vying for top honour and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hold the Singapore Formula One® and Singapore GP flags at the Singapore Grand Prix.

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This year, the public can choose their favourite via SMS and online voting to select the top three SingTel Grid Girls. The Singapore Factor, a series of webisodes hosted by Paul Foster, will put the girls’ knowledge of the Lion City to the test in a trio of uniquely Singaporean challenges. Fans can follow the journey at www.singtelrace.com from 21 August 2013.

The top three SingTel Grid Girls will be crowned before thousands of Singaporeans at the Thursday Pit Lane Experience on 19 September 2013.

Here are the profiles of the eight SingTel Grid Girls:

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More fuel economy records for the Jetta


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The Volkswagen Jetta Sport 1.4 TSI proved its impressive efficiency in the real world last weekend, with a record 20.8 km/L achieved at the Shell FuelSave Challenge 2013.

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The Shell FuelSave Challenge is a driving competition organised by Shell  to educate drivers on fuel-saving and efficient driving methods through various educational pit stops.

The winning team of Karrin Lim and Roy Lee on day one achieved an  average fuel efficiency of 20.8 km/L by driving a total distance of 72.3 km.

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