Team Proton R3 have won the MProduction class championship with
drivers Fariqe Hairuman and Syafiq Ali for the 2019 Malaysia Championship
Series (MCS). During Round 5, the pair finished second in a gruelling 300km
race while racing a Proton Iriz offering double points to those who finish in
For Fariqe, the 2019 title is his second MCS championship
after he also won it in 2015 while driving for R3. His codriver Syafiq, a
three-time Sepang 1000km (S1K) winner, clinched his first MCS title to add to
the impressive list of racing accolades he has already won.
After clinching MCS
championship R3 targets S1K win in November
By winning the MCS championship, R3 have achieved one of
their main goals for 2019 and can now focus on defending their S1K title to
deliver PROTON a record breaking fifth title in the race. They have a good
chance of doing so as the team will be fielding cars with proven track records.
Aside from the Proton Iriz, R3 will race two units of the
2019 Proton Saga, the newest car in their stable. During Round 5 of the MCS,
the veteran driven pairing of Admi Shahrul and Faidzil Alang defended their
title chasing teammates from attacks by other cars but still managed to drive
their Saga to a third place finish. It was the second podium for the Saga in
the last three MCS races, which bodes well for the S1K.
The second Proton Saga will be manned by drivers selected
from the MSF-R3 Lady Racers Search. The initiative offers an opportunity to
lady racers to undergo a development programme with R3, culminating in a race
seat in the 2019 S1K race.
R3 receives over 200
entries to Design for Speed contest
The 2019 S1K will carry a new element for R3 as one of its
Proton Saga racing cars will be painted in a special livery designed by the
winner of the Design For Speed Contest. Run from 26 August to 22 September, the
contest invited Malaysians aged 18 and above to submit their most creative
livery design with the best design being applied to one of the R3 Proton Sagas
taking part in the race.
Grand Prix have been running for 12 years in a row. Being a F1 fan since young,
this is the 1st time that I’ve gotten a chance to visit a full F1
race weekend. The Singapore GP is a street circuit that they closed up the
street to create the circuit.
race weekend, Singapore GP turns into a fuel and fun event for fans and 1st
timer. There are plenty of different event going on during the weekend. For
starters, the whole event is being split into 4 different zones for attendees
to experience during the event.
consist of a center concert stage, a showcase of classic cars, a market street
that sells food, and a F1 village where fans can get their hands on merchandise
of teams they support. Apart from that, there are a few activities that
includes a few racing rigs that you can get your hands on to see how you fare
among other racing fans.
Zone 2 have
not much event happening there apart from the Singapore flyer ferris wheel.
Zone 3 have a smaller concert stage and some food stall around the stage. Zone
4 would be the zone where all the big stars perform on a huge stage in the
middle of the field.
Day 1 –
track at 8.50pm to pick up the media passes. The free practice 2 is ongoing,
hearing the f1 cars going around the track make us excited about the next 2
days of the upcoming experience. Didn’t manage to catch the Swedish Mafia House
Concert, but we are happy that we made it to Singapore for our 1st
F1 experience. The 1st impression about the track is brightly lit,
and the setup is well organized by the Singapore GP officials.
Day 2 –
our F1 experience on day 2 by arriving at the track around 4pm, the Porsche
Carrera Asia Cup is having their qualifying round. Entering through gate 2
allow us to get an up-close experience when the Porsche Carrera Cup cars
driving past us on the circuit. The thundering shriek from the flat-6 engine of
the Porsche Carrera Cup cars is definitely something to behold.
to get a viewing spot around the end of the pit straight into turn 1 during the
free practice 3. 1st time seeing the F1 cars drive pass us at high
speed give us a sense of how fast the F1 cars are in real life. After dinner,
we continue watching the qualifying on the padang area. Where we are trying to
catch Muse concert after the qualifying. The qualifying was exciting as drivers
are gunning around the track trying to gain the best track position they can
concert was wonderful, people were singing along to the band with their songs.
The lightshow and dancers put on a spectacular show for everyone that turn up
for the concert. The crowd was phenomenal.
Day 3 –
We came to
the track at 4pm as well. We are hype to check out Hans Zimmer performing live
on stage. The music that were played during the concert was all the famous
movies theme songs, give people who attend the event an epic visual and audio
over to turn 3 viewing platform to check out the driver’s parade on classic
cars. After that it’s the wait for the race start. We camp at turn 3 is because
we feel that it’s one of the location where one of the big braking zone is.
During the 1st lap of the race, you can see the F1 cars cruising
pass turn 3 while kicking up all the dust. It’s quite something to see in real
life. After the 1st few laps, we made our way to the market street
around zone 1 to get some food, while watching the race on one of the big
screen around the circuit. When the race reach the last 15 laps, we decided to
go to the viewing point beside the end of pit straight to watch Sabastian
Vettel finally win a race after ages since he last win a race.
race is over, the fireworks that we manage to see is nothing short of
impressive, with fireworks on top of the flood lights makes a spectacular view
while the fireworks around the circuit lights up the night sky. We get a chance
to walk on the pit straight to see all the rubber that is disintegrated on to
the race circuit after the race.
festival was spectacular. It’s a great experience for someone who attends an F1
race for the 1st time. Would definitely recommend for people who
wants to experience F1 festival. Singapore definitely put on a great show for
Twelfth Formula 1
Singapore Grand Prix attracts highest attendance since the inaugural night race
The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019
has set a new record for the second highest attendance in its 12-year history,
overtaking the previous one set last year.
With more than 130 hours of entertainment across 10 stages,
innovative hospitality offerings, and exciting gastronomic experiences
throughout the Circuit Park, the twelfth edition of the Formula 1 night race
drew 268,000 spectators to the Marina Bay Street Circuit over the threeday
An exciting showdown is in store for spectators at 2010hrs
tonight, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc taking pole position in Singapore for
the first time – his fifth of the season and third in a row – ahead of the
61-lap Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019. Four time
Singapore Grand Prix winners, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian
Vettel round off the top 3 taking second and third place on the grid
Off the track, the event’s stellar entertainment line-up
over the race weekend included Swedish House Mafia, Muse, Gwen Stefani, Fatboy
Slim, Hans Zimmer, as well as Toots and the Maytals, with Red Hot Chili Peppers
slated to close the action-packed weekend at the Padang Stage after the
chequered flag is waved.
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