Formula One: Registration opens for interactive fan events ahead of 2016 S'pore night race

Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the field during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit on Sept 20, 2015.
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the field during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit on Sept 20, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Race promoters of the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix unveiled on Wednesday (June 15) a series of fan-friendly interactive events in the lead up to this year's night race in September.

The popular Thursday Pit Lane Experience (on Sept 15), where the public are allowed on an exclusive up-close view of the cars and pit crew in action at the team garages, has been increased to 3,000 slots, 500 more than previously.

Tickets are complimentary and Singaporeans and Singapore citizens can ballot for a pair of passes at singaporegp.sg/revupsingapore.

Furthermore, those who ballot stand to win attractive prizes, including a Singapore GP VIP experience worth $7,000, a pair of Turn 3 Premier Grandstand tickets, a three-night staycation at the Pan Pacific Singapore hotel, as well as invites to exclusive events.

Organisers Singapore GP have also introduced the Rev Up Singapore! truck from June 25-Aug 24. It is a roving exhibition that features race simulators and F1 memorabilia like the Singapore race winner's trophy and will be launched at Safra Punggol on June 25-26 before travelling across the island.

The Fit for Racing Challenge, a circuit-style workout that simulates the training regime of a an F1driver, will be held on June 25 at Safra Punggol.

Participants who successfully complete the challenge will receive a limited edition finisher pack which includes a tee-shirt, shoe bag and vouchers and also stand to win over $9,500 in prizes for the male and female category plus tickets to the Sept 16-18 race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

It cost $12 to register at singaporegp.sg/revupsingapore and net proceeds less transaction fees) will go to Community Chest.

Motorsports fans can also try the Marina Bay Street Circuit walking tour, where they will hear from key Singapore GP representatives and visit team garages and hospitality homes and even restricted areas like the media centre, race control room and podium.

Tours are complimentary and will last approximately 2.5 hours long. Registration is open at singaporegp.sg/revupsingapore.