Precious cargo emphasises why Singapore is a real driving force

The F1 pit building and garages at Marina Bay roared to life yesterday, with the arrival of Formula One cargo. The Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix runs from Friday to Sunday. Over the next few days, more than 700 tonnes of cargo from the Inte
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The F1 pit building and garages at Marina Bay roared to life yesterday, with the arrival of Formula One cargo. The Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix runs from Friday to Sunday. Over the next few days, more than 700 tonnes of cargo from the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Formula One Management (FOM), tyre supplier Pirelli and the 11 competing teams will be unloaded and delivered to the team garages. The drivers, including reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate and strongest rival Nico Rosberg - who is only two points behind him in the title race - will hit the town with a series of public appearances from Wednesday. Tickets to the annual event can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg, via ticketing hotline 6738-6738 as well as Sistic outlets in Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2016, with the headline 'Precious cargo emphasises why Singapore is a real driving force'. Print Edition | Subscribe