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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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Singapore GP: Formula 1 talks for schools


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In the lead-up to the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2013, race promoter Singapore GP has a slew of activities as part of the ‘Rev Up Singapore!’ campaign to share the Formula 1 spirit throughout our sunny (recently a bit hazy) island.

One of the initiatives is the Singapore GP School Visit programme – it was introduced last year and after receiving good response, they are expanding it this year.

Singapore GP will be bringing Formula 1 to 15 secondary schools. There will be simulators, interactive game stations and an educational talk… presented by me! :)

Yes, I’m really excited to be the one giving the talks!

Last year I had the opportunity to give talks for F1 in Schools events and I’m always happy to promote motorsports to youths.

I gave the first one at Ngee Ann Secondary School on Tuesday morning, in front of about 1,600 students and they took some time to warm up (it was 8am in the morning on the second day back at school after the month-long June holidays) but they were really interactive during the Q&A session.. to the point where we had to cut the session :(

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Four students will be getting the chance to go for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Formula 1 paddock two weeks before the Grand Prix and I got to pick one (basically the one whom I think asked the best question). He asked a question about Ayrton Senna and how he would fare against today’s drivers if he was still around. This student obviously knows his stuff!

Anyway, here are the list of schools I will be giving talks to:

1) Ngee Ann Secondary

2) Woodlands Secondary

3) Coral Secondary

4) Ping Yi Secondary

5) CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)

6) Boon Lay Secondary

7) North View Secondary

8) Outram Secondary

9) Yuhua Secondary

10) Dunman Secondary

11) Pei Hwa Secondary

12) Montfort Secondary

13) Crescent Girls’ Secondary

14) Northbrooks Secondary

15) Bedok Town Secondary

Is your school on the list? If it isn’t, don’t be disheartened! There’s always next year :) ))

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Meanwhile, I was really happy to speak with the student journalists of Ngee Ann Secondary after the talk. They prepared the questions and recorded down the interview – so pro!

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Fernando Alonso visits Shell Fuel lab


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Flying visit of Scuderia Ferrari driver Alonso to Shell Fuel Laboratory

The two-time Formula 1 World Champion and Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, 31, visited the Shell Technology Centre Hamburg on Wednesday

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Among other things, the Spaniard went to see laboratories and test facilities in the heart of the motor fuel research and development department at Shell. Prior to the German Grand Prix at Nürburgring, Alonso praised Shell’s long-standing technical partnership with Ferrari in Formula 1. One of the reasons for his visit was that the premium race fuel Shell V-Power Racing, which has been designed according to motor racing findings, has been available on the German market with a new improved formula since June.

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BIGBANG to headline the Padang Stage at the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


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BIGBANG to headline the Padang Stage at the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX on 20 September

 Special S$38 promotion for the first 2,000 Friday Zone 4 Walkabout tickets selling fast
 Highly popular three-day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets sold out

World-famous Korean band, BIGBANG will return to Singapore to headline the Padang Stage at the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX race weekend on Friday, 20 September 2013.

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BIGBANG joins a star-studded line-up of headliners at the Padang stage in Zone 4 of the Marina Bay Street Circuit including The Killers (Saturday), Rihanna (Sunday) and Justin Bieber (Monday), on top of the recently announced Zone 1 entertainers Tom Jones and Bob Geldof.

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GP2 and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as support races for Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix


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GP2 and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia return to thrill fans at the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Fans flocking to Marina Bay for the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX are in for a triple treat as two of the world’s outstanding race series, GP2 and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, return to support Formula One™ on the challenging Singapore street circuit in September.

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GP2 is widely recognised as the premier feeder category for Formula One™, as a quick look at the 2013 Grand Prix field will show: Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg – winner in Monaco in May – and Lewis Hamilton were the first two GP2 champions respectively, Sauber’s Nico Hülkenberg, Williams driver Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean of Lotus took out the title from 2009-2011, and reigning GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi is the test and development driver for Lotus.

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