Rare F1 religious ritual for safe speeding
The Singapore leg of the Formula One race is known for being a rarity - the only night race in the circuit.
But what is equally rare and less publicised is the multi-religious prayer for safety before the start of F1 week in the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
The ritual involving religious leaders representing the Bahai faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism has been a regular feature since the inaugural race in 2008.
It was no different on Sunday when the religious leaders gathered at the F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay to bless the start of race week here. Seen here are (from left) Mr Sneh Kant Gupta (Hinduism), Rabbi Mordechai Abergel (Judaism), Ervad Rustom M. Ghadiali (Zoroastrianism), Venerable Seck Kwang Phing (Buddhism), Master Chung Kwang Tong (Taoism), Mr Jayantilal Amarshi Govindji (Jainism), Sister Francisca Tan (Christianity), Mr Jaafar Mah (Islam), Mr Gurmit Singh (Sikhism) and Mr Kuek Yi Hsing (Bahai faith).