Monday, April 21, 2008

Go Kart to Experiment Singapore F1 track Firsthand.

The worlds of F1 and K1 are a million miles apart.
While the former features super-slim millionaires who enjoy all the trappings their Formula One superstardom affords them, the latter is a vehicle for go-kart enthusiasts who tinker with engines in their spare time.
Yet come September, the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen could do worse than turn to their lowly cousins for a few words of advice.
For it is the go-karters who will be the first motorsport racers to experience the Marina Bay circuit which will host the world's first night-time Formula One Grand Prix on Sept. 28. The K1 Motorsports Carnival series will be holding the grand finale on the Singapore F1 Grand Prix race circuit on the 26th and 27th July, the culmination of a six-month travelling show to popularise mortorsport in Singapore -- will take place on the same Tarmac that will host the F1 race.
The K1 races are due to be staged at the Pit Building of the Marina Bay F1 track over July 26-27. That section will house the paddock for the F1 cars come September.

.The go-kart competition has been ongoing since December 2007 to raise awareness of Motorsports in Singapore heartland areas, such as Punggol, Keat Hong, Sembawang and Bedok, with future carnivals to be taking place in Geylang Serai, Tanjong Pagar and Marine Parade. The finale will feature go-kart enthusiasts running on the very tarmac surface and circuit route that the Formula 1 drivers would be running on during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on 28th September later this year. The event is expected to attract up around 40,000 people and organisers hope to bring in Keiichi Tsuchiya, otherwise known as "Drift King", to give a drifting demonstration.The K1 Motorsports Carnival is jointly organised by CS Racing, Singapore Motor Sports Association, People's Association and the Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports
By Ossian Shine


Skylar said...

hi there .. saw your blog site chronicling the F1 scene in Singapore .. you have a few mentions about the karting scene in Singapore too, particularly K1 . .thought that you'd be interested about our karting activities in Singapore which you can learn more about here at


Bruno said...

Hi Fuji,
went through your site
where do you guys practise most ? where are the challenge held ? I'd love to join you for some hot Laps..
in the meantime i'll link to your website from here...