Singapore F1 Night Race 2014

Singapore F1 Night Race 2014

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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. It keeps the drivers on European time, which is very difficult when its light when you are going to bed and night when you wake up.

Marina Bay, Singapore track data

Lap length: 5.065km (3.147 miles)
Race laps: 61
Race distance: 308.828km (191.897 miles)
Pole position:  Right-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’48.574 (167.941 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2013
Fastest lap 1’42.841 (177.303 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2013
Maximum speed: 296kph (183.926 mph)
DRS zone/s (race): Pit straight and straight to turn seven
Distance from grid to turn one: 200m

Full throttle: 46%
Longest flat-out section: 832m
Downforce level: Maximum
Gear changes per lap: 80
Fuel use per lap: 1.6kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel: 0.064s

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Dragon Boat Race 2014

Dragon Boat Race 2014

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A dragon boat team consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast, plus a Cox who steers the dragon boat from the rear and a drummer who sits at the front. The team of paddlers work in unison to propel the boat forwards from a standing start, the aim being to reach the finish line in the fastest time. Generally a race consists of between 4 and 6 boats. They usually have brightly decorated designs that range anywhere from 40 to 100 feet in length, with the front end shaped like open-mouthed dragons, and the back end with a scaly tail. Boat were traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China\’s southern Guangdong Province out of teak wood to various designs and sizes.

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SLAM Suursaari Race 2013 in Finland

SLAM Suursaari Race 2013 in Finland

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Slam Suursaari race is the biggest offshore race in Finland and it is sailed every year in the beginning of June. The race starts from Haukilahti, Espoo. The boats will round Suursaari, from where they will head back to Haukilahti, making it about a length of 140 nautical miles.

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