Oh no! Not another naming contest.
The Singapore Grand Prix is asking the public to help name three turns at F1 circuit along Marina Bay.
The corners selected by organisers Singapore GP are Turns 1, 7 and 10 and readers are invited to send in their suggestions in a contest where attractive prizes are on offer for the winning entries.
Turn 1, under Benjamin Shears Bridge, was a natural choice as the sport regards the first corner as the most watched and crucial corner of a race.
Located at the corner of Suntec City and Nicoll Highway, Turn 7 was where some of the most dramatic overtaking manoeuvres occurred last year.
Turn 10, outside the old Supreme Court building, saw a number of drivers come unstuck, including then reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.
You know what, Singaporeans are the best when it comes to naming contest. Here are some of the amazing names that we got from those naming contest.
The Budget Terminal named as “Budget Terminal”
The Bukit Panjang LRT named as “Bukit Panjang LRT”
Marina Bay named as “Marina Bay”
Did I miss out any?
Are you guys sure you want to hold a naming contest for the 3 turns? Do you think we will come out with creative names for these turns or will we be constant and rename something back to it’s original name?
Let me guess what will the final name be.
Turn 1 (under Benjamin Shears Bridge) will be named “Benjamin Shears Turn”.
Turn 7 (corner of Suntec City and Nicoll Highway) will be named “Nicoll Corner”. (Suntec is a commercial entity, therefore it cannot be used as the name)
Turn 10, (outside the old Supreme Court building) will be named “Supreme Court Turn”
Let’s see if I guessed them correctly.
Anyway, if you are interested in taking part in the naming contest, you can email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org from now until February 28, explaining to the judging panel your choice in no more than 50 words.
Three winners will each receive a three-day 2009 Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix pass for the grandstand closest to the turn they have named, as well as a pitlane tour.
The best overall contributor will also get a two-night stay in a five-star trackside hotel.
Names must have strong local flavour and be no longer than three words – that includes the words “Turn” or “Corner” – and cannot incorporate commercial names.
The contest in opened to all individuals, regardless of nationality or country of residence, except for employees (and immediate family members) of Singapore GP, TODAY, authorised agencies and principle sponsors associated with the Singapore Grand Prix.
On 2nd thought, why not just name them “Turn 1”, “Turn 7” and “Turn 10” respectively?