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The 14th leg on the 2009 Formula One race calendar - the FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix had been a huge event for the city of Singapore for the second year running- for both locals and tourists alike. As the venue of the only Formula One night race, the downtown Marina Bay area was transformed into a massive urban racetrack, complete with a state-of-the-art lighting system, grandstands and entertainment outlets, 100,000 spectators, a capacity and more than 110 million television viewers worldwide for the three event-filled days from 25 to 27 September 2009.
F1 Rocks™ Singapore with LG hosted three nights of star-studded performances by The Black Eyed Peas, No Doubt, ZZ Top, Simple Minds, Jacky Cheung, Beyoncé and hosted by Lindsay Lohan, at the Fort Canning Green. There were also gigs by Carl Cox and John Digweed presented by clubbing giant Zouk™ at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, and performances by Travis and Chaka Khan at the F1 venue.
Red Bull revved up the party quotient by throwing an exclusive Opening Party to the F1 Weekend at Wave House Sentosa. For the 1,900 guests it was a much-anticipated preview of the venue and the pre-race party of the FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix night race to see and be seen at.
Wave House was fitted out for the night with choreographed stage and ambient lighting, digital billboards, and bars, transforming half of the outdoor area - the FlowBarrel™, the beach front and the splash pool areas (the second level Terrace was used as the VIP lounge) into an über stylish outdoor venue.
Organized by Red Bull Singapore, this grand opening party to the F1 weekend welcomed drivers of its two Red Bull teams - Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing, as well as Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastian Buemi of Scuderia Toro Rosso. Spotted in the crowd were models and TV personalities such as MTV VJs Utt and Sonja, Sports @ SG presenters, Kui Jien and Jade Seah, Mediacorp artistes Adam Chen, Terence Chow and Melody Chen, as well as personalities in the music and entertainment industry.
As the chilled sounds of DJ and saxophonist duo Cosa Nostra, and jazz singer Michaela filled guests' ears, all eyes were on the FlowBarrel, where the local instructors put on a show amidst the mesmerizing light display and visuals on the digital billboards. Three bars served Red Bull special concoctions, such as the Perfect Serve (1 shot of 42 Below Vodka with Red Bull) while butlers served canapés all night long.
At a magic moment close to midnight, the drivers made their way quietly to the bridge linking the main building and the Lalang Lounge by the FlowBarrel on the second level; the epicenter of the party. The spot lights came on, followed by thunderous cheers and clapping. As the tempo built up and the drivers mingled with the guests at the lounge, DJ Aldrin took over the decks and kept the adrenaline-high crowd grooving till the wee hours.
Entrants must be 16 years and older to apply and should be adventurous, fit, strong and have a good sense of humor.