This weekend, hundreds of racing fans from around the globe came over to Singapore to watch the Formula 1 Grand Prix sponsored by SingTel. Some have even participated in the black market to secure their tickets. The event is held in Marina Bay area, which started yesterday and will end tomorrow.

People have been asking me if I’ll be watching it and all I’ve been able to give them was a blank stare and a “no.”

I know that F1 is more than a sport and a motor race in itself; it’s more than a measure and presentation of drivers’ abilities to drive faster with elan. It’s all about teamwork and strategy with unexpected turns and twists etc. It’s also a testing bench where car manufactures test the latest technology that will be equipped in some years in our cars.

However, the fact that I do have a vague interest in car racing makes me unexcited by the spectacle. I’m just sort of “meh.” The media hype around makes me feel that I should care, though. Why, it’s part of like a grandiose history in Singapore.

I can watch it on YouTube videos online, just to heighten my understanding on the fuss. But they say being on the track or in the grandstands watching it live is a lot different: Your heart pounds, just witnessing the drivers overtake and race each other at speeds up to 360 km/hr.

Well, I’ll be near the Circle Line today, so I might hear the roaring engines at least and remotely, the sound will be like an old radio playing in another room.


Health and technology freak. Food and lifestyle blogger with a large appetite for food and travel.

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