With the season start edging ever closer, Badger GP have arranged a pre-season Formula 1 fan meet-up for Sunday February 12th at the Roxy Bar and Screen in London.
Mention the 'Singapore Grand Prix' and thoughts of night racing, bright lights ...and, of course, Nelson Piquet Jr instantly come to mind. Although the 2008 Grand of Singapore was the nation's first step into Formula 1, it was not the first time the Great Prize was contested there.
The Automobil-Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße circuit - otherwise known as AVUS - probably stands as one of the most striking and unusual tracks in the history of Grand Prix motor racing. With its two 6-mile long adjacent straights hooked together by hairpins at either end, the pin-shaped AVUS was easily the fastest closed circuit in the world.
Although there had been some races and minor events prior to the 1906 French Grand Prix, it signified the first time the spirit of high speed competition was sanctioned by an Automobile club - namely the l'Automobile Club de France.