Are you a big fan of Formula 1? I am. Here is your chance to experience it!
SingTel yesterday unveiled one of two custom-built simulators that will allow everyone to experience the adrenaline rush of being in the driver’s seat of a Formula 1 (F1) car.
The SingTel Ultimate Race replicates the night race in great detail, and drivers get the added thrill of whizzing past iconic Singapore landmarks such as the Esplanade and City Hall.
As the cars are mounted on motion-enabled platforms, drivers experience every thrilling hairpin turn, every heart-pounding skid, brake and crash while zooming down the actual Singapore street circuit at breakneck speeds. The first simulator will be located at the telco’s headquarters at Comcentre, while the second car will make its rounds around the island. SingTel is offering this rare experience absolutely free-of-charge.
For those who prefer to experience the simulator in the comfort of their home, the SingTel Ultimate Race has also been transformed into a PC game and can be downloaded from www.singtelrace.com.
SingTel Prediction Challenge
The game allows Singaporeans to try their hand at predicting the outcome of the 2008 Formula 1 races, starting with the fifth race of the season in Istanbul, Turkey, and ending with the Formula OneTM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. Starting from 9 May, participants have up to within an hour of each race to decide who they think will be the eight fastest drivers in the qualification round and race.
SingTel Mobile Racer
SingTel has developed a thrilling Formula 1 race game that can be downloaded onto customers’ mobile phones. Players can purchase and customise their cars, choose to compete across three levels of difficulty and pit their driving skills against their friends or computer opponents on the Singapore circuit. Top scorers stand to win grandstand tickets to the 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
SingTel Grid Girls
F1 will not be complete without the glamorous Grid Girls. There will be 48 gorgeous SingTel Grid Girls, of which the top 20 will take part in a four-episode 30-minute reality show hosted by Glenn Ong.
The grand winner will take home $20,000 and the top three winners will lead the Grid Girls to the starting line on the day of the race. Viewers can catch the girls and see what the panel of celebrity judges has to say about them on Channel 5 from 27 August to 17 September. Get an insight into their thoughts and personalities at their blogs.