Spotted on Today Online:
Singapore track blessed ahead of annual F1 night race
SINGAPORE – Ahead of next week’s 2013 Formula One Singtel Singapore Grand Prix (Sept 20–23), the Marina Bay Circuit was blessed this afternoon in a ceremony presided by representatives from the Republic’s 10 religious faiths.
According to Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore Grand Prix, no other race circuits in the world has such a public practice and on such an elaborate scale.
“Safety is paramount and we want to pray for the security of all involved in the race, and also for good weather for sure,” said Syn, who started the practice for the local circuit since the inaugural race in 2008.
Religious figures from Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taosim, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’i faith, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism came together to pray for the safety of all the competing drivers and crew who will be arriving for the sixth edition of Formula 1’s iconic night race in the Lion City.
Lol, yeah I know! Typical kiasu behaviour, but well, I still think it’s pretty interesting to read about this news – like, I’ve never heard of the religions – Baha’i faith, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism before!
But anyway, let’s hope the Singtel F1 Grandprix will be great one again this year in 2013!(: