Saturday, February 22, 2014

Have you changed the tires of a Formula 1 Race Car?

Most of us have definitely seen a formula 1 race car on television. Some of us rare and lucky ones must have got the opportunity to see the race car up close and live. But, have you ever changed the tires of a Formula 1 race car? Well, I have and so did 50 other people who were with me at the event in Sheraton Bangalore organized by Tourism Malaysia and Sepang International circuit. All of us got to remove and fix one tire of the Sahara Force India Formula 1 race car that was placed inside the lobby lounge of the Sheraton Hotel in Bangalore.

Sahara Force India Formula 1 Race Car on Display
This changing tires was part of an exercise to find the team that removes the four car tires and fixes it back the fastest. The team with the quickest time won a prize to go to the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang on Mar 28, 29 and 30, 2014. Unfortunately for me, I was not part of the winning team, but I got the opportunity to get close to a race car and this meant a lot to me. The Sahara Force India record is 3.5 seconds, but the winning team managed to do it in 39 seconds. The timing may have been bad compared to Sahara Force India standards, but all 9 of them landed themselves a fully sponsored trip to the Malaysian Grand Prix 2014.

If you are the Formula 1 enthusiast, you should mark your calendar for the dates of March 28, 29 and 30. Exclusive tickets to the event are expensive, but I was surprised to find out that there are tickets even for INR 1,800 which offer uncovered hill top space. If you have a good pair of binoculars, a raincoat and some water, I am sure even this spot will offer lots of fun. Basically, what I am trying to say is that people with all kind of budget can find themselves a seat here. And one of the more interesting things that I found out during this event is that this Malaysian Grand Prix 2014 ticket unlocks entry into many dance shows where international artists and celebrities perform and one that gets discounts at various shopping centers across KL. There are a lot of packages too in case you are the package type. Tourism Malaysia and/or Cox and Kings India will be able to provide you with details and prices. So, have you started planning your Grand Prix holiday to Malaysia?

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