Final turn of Grand Prix gets Foo excited every time

Final turn of Grand Prix gets Foo excited every time

SINGAPORE - The night race along downtown Singapore has wowed audiences across the world since 2008.

Lawrence Foo also gets goosebumps every time the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix roars to life along the streets of Marina Bay and the Padang.

Foo is the Technical and Race Operations Director of the Singapore GP.

He always pays special attention to the final turn.

"The last turn is the best part of the race for me," said Foo, whose annual mission is to convert the heart of Singapore's downtown into a motor sports circuit fit for the finest drivers on the planet.

"The way the cars negotiate that turn is almost hard to believe - they just slingshot by. It really catches me every time."

That final corner is not the fastest of the race, which enters its sixth year here from this Friday to Sunday.

The first three turns of the Singapore GP see the cars enter the braking point at approximately 290 kmh.

But they are not the most challenging.

That accolade goes to the notorious triple-apex chicane at Turn 10, known as the "Singapore Sling".

It was named after the famous local cocktail when fans participated in the "Name the Turns" contest in 2009.

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