zipping thru the night @ 300kmph with no headlights

Imagine Hamilton bombing down the Esplanade drive , in Singapore,  approaching 300km per hour. With no headlights. If you’re wondering what the first ever night F1 Grand Prix is going to be like, think bright. Very bright.

trail of lighting systems
trail of lighting systems

New-age lighting equipment will bring daylight to the coming Singapore F1on the last weekend of September 2008.

Keith Collantine from F1 Fanatic UK reports about the the preparation Singapore has done at no expense spared:

Here are few pictures showing just how bright the lighting will be at the inaugual Singapore Grand Prix this weekend:

trail runs

They’ve also tested out the lighting system that will be used for flag warnings:

flag warnings

Concerns have been expressed by drivers and fans about the safety of racing at night – but from these pictures it looks as though the race will be very well-lit.

According to the organizers the pit building is complete and resurfacing work on parts of the circuit has been completed.

The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix will be held on 26-28th September. It will be F1’s first night race and is expected to be followed by Malaysia in 2009 and possibly several other Asian circuits in the near future. The scheduled race will be held on the third day of the race weekend, September 28, 2008. The 5.067km long track is composed of technical high speed turns and long straights with lots and lots of overtaking points that will surely keep the crowd on their toes. The F1 Singapore Grand Prix will be first street race in Asia and is one of three races in the 2008 F1 calendar to run anticlockwise. The cars will run in down town Singapore along the garden city’s beautiful skyline and some historic places lit up for the night race.

the track

the track

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