So, Porsche Carrera Cup / Formula BMW / Formula 1 starts this friday.


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anyone going to skip work and preparing to camp for the best spots?

here is the supposed schedule from a online search.

On September 24, Friday:

* 15:35 – 16:00– Formula BMW Pacific (Practice Session);
* 16:30 – 17:00–Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (Practice Session);
* 18:00 – 19:30–Formula One (First Practice Session);
* 20:00 – 20:25–Formula BMW Pacific (Qualifying Session);
* 21:30 – 23:00–Formula One (Second Practice Session).

On September 25, Saturday:

* 15:45 – 16:00–Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (Qualifying Session);
* 16:30 – 17:00 Formula BMW (First Race-10 Laps or 25 Mins);
* 17:40 – 18:15 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (First Race-12 Laps or 30 Mins);
* 19:00 – 20:00 Formula One (Third Practice Session);
* 22:00 – 23:00 Formula One (Qualifying Session)

On September 26, Sunday:

* 15:30 – 16:00 Formula BMW Pacific (Second Race-10 Laps or 25 Mins);
* 17:00 – 17:35 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (Second Race-12 Laps or 30 Mins);
* 18:30 Formula One (Drivers’ Track Parade);
* 20:00 Formula One (Singapore Grand Prix-61 Laps or 120 Mins).
 

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to whomever going...better prepare your packing list.
 

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Care to share what packing list???
BTW, be prepared for wet weather too. Any advice for wet weather to keep camera, lens n myself dry?
depends how determined you are to stay put at your chosen "shooting range" be it rain or shine..

so, how determined are you?
 

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Thanks for the timetable.

Appreciate.




anyone going to skip work and preparing to camp for the best spots?

here is the supposed schedule from a online search.

On September 24, Friday:

* 15:35 – 16:00– Formula BMW Pacific (Practice Session);
* 16:30 – 17:00–Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (Practice Session);
* 18:00 – 19:30–Formula One (First Practice Session);
* 20:00 – 20:25–Formula BMW Pacific (Qualifying Session);
* 21:30 – 23:00–Formula One (Second Practice Session).

On September 25, Saturday:

* 15:45 – 16:00–Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (Qualifying Session);
* 16:30 – 17:00 Formula BMW (First Race-10 Laps or 25 Mins);
* 17:40 – 18:15 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (First Race-12 Laps or 30 Mins);
* 19:00 – 20:00 Formula One (Third Practice Session);
* 22:00 – 23:00 Formula One (Qualifying Session)

On September 26, Sunday:

* 15:30 – 16:00 Formula BMW Pacific (Second Race-10 Laps or 25 Mins);
* 17:00 – 17:35 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (Second Race-12 Laps or 30 Mins);
* 18:30 Formula One (Drivers’ Track Parade);
* 20:00 Formula One (Singapore Grand Prix-61 Laps or 120 Mins).
 

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depends how determined you are to stay put at your chosen "shooting range" be it rain or shine..

so, how determined are you?
Well last yr i stayed at one spot to shoot from the start of the porsche race till the end of the qualifying. So how determine does that make me?? But my shots were very pretty lousy. Wrong spot i guess.
So any advice where to stand? i got zone 4 walkabout. was thinking of stationing around the spore sling turn or bend area. :dunno::dunno:
 

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Thanks for the timetable.

Appreciate.
no probs.

walked the grounds earlier and the track conditions were still less then ideal in my opinion.


still cant figure out the logic why they cant put a roof over the overhead bridge and the bridge was very slippery when wet.


guess who was around MS.


was in a autograph signing mood.


Oh yes, by now the various teams show cars should have arrived. Here is Ferrari`s.
 

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Well last yr i stayed at one spot to shoot from the start of the porsche race till the end of the qualifying. So how determine does that make me?? But my shots were very pretty lousy. Wrong spot i guess.
So any advice where to stand? i got zone 4 walkabout. was thinking of stationing around the spore sling turn or bend area. :dunno::dunno:
depends on your skill,

best would be a place where can have pic of cars coming right at you for frontal shots and cars passing by you for side shots.

eg, like in the first photo of post #8.

as for what you might want to bring,

in case of rain, trashbag for the bag and those semi transparent plastic bag for the camera. Poncho or raincoat for yourself.

in case of hot weather, a towel for the camera, lots of water, extra shirt.

for the noise, industrial standard cover-ear type head phone.

additionally, might want to bring those small foldable three leg chair.

I wont comment what camera gear you should bring.
 

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depends on your skill,

best would be a place where can have pic of cars coming right at you for frontal shots and cars passing by you for side shots.

eg, like in the first photo of post #8.

as for what you might want to bring,

in case of rain, trashbag for the bag and those semi transparent plastic bag for the camera. Poncho or raincoat for yourself.

in case of hot weather, a towel for the camera, lots of water, extra shirt.

for the noise, industrial standard cover-ear type head phone.

additionally, might want to bring those small foldable three leg chair.

I wont comment what camera gear you should bring.
OKie THANKS!!!
Can we bring small foldable chairs in? thought it's stated we can't bring that in.
Hahaha... i have already packed ziplock bag for the camera and towel into my bag. :sweatsm:
 

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OKie THANKS!!!
Can we bring small foldable chairs in? thought it's stated we can't bring that in.
Hahaha... i have already packed ziplock bag for the camera and towel into my bag. :sweatsm:
this type one.

 

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ahhaha i got a free tick there through yog lucky draw for volunteers. i will be bringing stuff no doubt. but i wont be shooting cars. skylines more like it:) shall sit back and enjoy the cars.
 

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It's going to rain soon!!! tis should be an interesting race :)
seriously? kao i still at home thank god. time for some ponchos:think:
Actually I'm still in my office in serangoon :bsmilie: when it started raining but just saw in another thread that it will be raining all week :bigeyes:
 

yqt

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ahhaha i got a free tick there through yog lucky draw for volunteers. i will be bringing stuff no doubt. but i wont be shooting cars. skylines more like it:) shall sit back and enjoy the cars.
If it is raining, don't sit too near the tracks, you'll neven know when a fast flying"UFO" may come your way :sweat:
 

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anyone know where i can peep the track? i got no ticket this year.. :cry:
any spot, not particular about the view, not intending to shoot, just wanna see cus prediction is that this year will be a wet race,

first wet night......
 

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If it is raining, don't sit too near the tracks, you'll neven know when a fast flying"UFO" may come your way :sweat:
ok just came back. bored to death thanks to the damn fences:angry: keep on kenna chase back to my seat haha. i miss the days when i'm official photog for yog. at least no one chases me around;p

will upload some pics that i tried. honestly i think they sucked. but wth:bsmilie:
 

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so...anyone didnt bring any wet weather protection?

for those who intend to use plastic bag to cover dslr and keep shooting, take note humidity will accumulate inside the bag so do open once a while or when can see water droplets/fogging inside the plastic bag.
 

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