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Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race on the calendar of the FIAFormula One World Championship. The event takes place in Singapore on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the inaugural F1 night race and the first street circuit in Asia. Spaniard Fernando Alonso won the first Formula One edition of the Grand Prix, driving for the Renault team amid controversial circumstances, when a year later it had emerged that his team mate Nelson Piquet Jr. had been ordered to crash on purpose by senior team management to bring out the safety car at a timely moment to catapult Alonso to the head of the line. The Singapore Grand Prix will remain on the F1 calendar until at least 2017, after race organizers signed a contract extension with Formula One Management on the eve of the 2012 event. Every running of the race has featured at least one safety car, a total of 12 safety car deployments since 2008. The running of the race under artificial lights sees the race start at 2 pm CET (8 pm local time), which is the standard time for European Grands Prix, as well as moderating the extreme daytime apparent temperature seen in the tropical climate. Even so, given the race is held just about 172km from the equator, the cockpit temperature can reach 60°C (140°F).
The Singapore dollar or dollar (Malay: Ringgit Singapura, sign: $; code: SGD) is the official currency of Singapore. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively S$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents.
Singapore continued to use the common currency upon joining Malaysia in 1963, but only two years after Singapore's expulsion and independence from Malaysia in 1965, the monetary union between Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei broke down.
Singapore established the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore, on 7 April 1967 and issued its first coins and notes. Nevertheless, the Singapore dollar was exchangeable at par with the Malaysian ringgit until 1973, and interchangeability with the Brunei dollar is still maintained.
Pearl smuggler Matt Gordon (Fred MacMurray) finds romance with Linda Grahame (Ava Gardner) just before the start of World War II. He proposes to her, and she accepts. However, when the Japanese attack Singapore, the church where she is waiting to marry him is bombed; Gordon searches frantically in the wreckage, but cannot find her. He is forced to sail away on his schooner.
With the end of the war, Gordon returns after five years and is met by Deputy Commissioner Hewitt (Richard Haydn), who is convinced he has returned for a hidden cache of pearls. So are Gordon's old criminal associates, Mr. Mauribus (Thomas Gomez) and his underling Sascha Barda (George Lloyd). Mauribus offers to buy the pearls, but Gordon denies he has any.
The F1 season, which had been set to host a record 23 meetings, will now revert to 22 races. F1 had been looking at potential alternative venues to stand in for Russia but concluded that the additional costs and burdens another race would have placed on teams and personnel were not warranted.
F1 commentator confuses NBA prospect for Patrick Mahomes in awkward interview ... Meanwhile, F1 races from Singapore to Monaco usually have a waterfront component for yachts; here, the “water” was painted on ... “It seemed odd for an F1 race.” ... “F1 is supposed to be the most luxurious motorsport series, so the hospitality should reflect that,” she said.
Apex, het bedrijf dat het gloednieuwe circuit voor de GP van Miami heeft ontworpen, had het al moeilijk genoeg met het bouwen van een circuit dat aan de maatstaven van de FIA, de F1 en Liberty Media moet voldoen, maar alle leguanen die er zijn op en rondom het evenemententerrein brengen een extra uitdaging mee.
FORMULA ONE could hold a second race in "boring" Singapore to replace the cancelled Russian Grand Prix, according to reports ... It has left a gap on F1's ... Should Qatar decide to host the race, it will take F1 on a triple-header with Singapore and Japan to follow.