• Sep 19th 2008 at 6:58PM
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This weekend Singapore will host Formula 1's first night race, and SPEED TV has created a computerized lap of the course narrated by Mark Webber taking you through the 24 corners. Perhaps the best part of this brand new track in a brand new host country at a brand new time of day night is the knowledge that there are three spots for overtaking, which hopefully means this will be more than just a two-hour parade lap. If nothing else, McLaren might be packing a surprise. Follow the jump to check out the video. Thanks for the tip, Andy!

[Source: Speed TV via MotorWorldHype]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      F1 is not racing this weekend, it's next weekend (Sept 28th).
      • 7 Years Ago
      can't wait to see this great race

      • 7 Years Ago
      nice v10 sound
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sounds like the V8s to me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, but they didn't put v8 sound because a v10 just sound better, you can tell by the high pitch sound that it's not a v8
      • 7 Years Ago
      @JBob: no, I am not kidding you. A company called Red Bull paid for a fully CGI video clip of the as yet unseen lap of new Singapore circuit with a voice over done by one of their drivers. They put it up on their website to be viewed free of charge. Yet someone else has come along; copied the content and and stuck a ad in the front of it and that is the content that Autoblog chooses to link to.

      Does Autoblog get a cut from the ad revenue?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah that's a bit much ajh.

        Here's how it went down. I saw the video on SPEED TV's website. Their website had the embed code so I blogged about it.

        I can assure you that neither Autoblog nor myself are getting any kind of "ad revenue" from this because its just a common video with an embed code that can be posted anywhere just like you're run of the mill youtube video.

        As we all know SPEED (owned by fox) is the broadcaster for F1 so for all we know this could have been something arranged between them.

        Any ad revenue from the vid is SPEED's because its their embed code that I got this from. I don't make a single red cent off anything I post on my site and I resent the fact that you would immediately jump to the conclusion that somehow Autoblog or myself pirated something from Red Bull.

        Neither Autoblog or myself "copied" this video.

        And lets not forget the clear and obvious fact that hey, if we can all clearly see that video features Red Bull's team and also the fact that many people can watch and embed this video....isn't Red Bull getting plenty of exposure from this anyway? Thats the whole reason companies like that do things like this video.

        I highly doubt that Red Bull would have this video on their site with a random advertisement for another companies product on it. They're objective is to make sure as many people see their brand as possible. Way I see it Autoblog, SPEED, and myself are all helping that happen.

        With that said I'm glad I got the hat tip from Autoblog, thanks for that...and I'm glad that people enjoyed the video.
      • 7 Years Ago
      erm, next weekend? 9/28?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Since there's no actual F1 race this weekend (several point out), you can get your racing fix watching Grand Am on Speed at 1P tomorrow. It's a multi-class race, so there will be plenty of passing.

      The cars are a tad ugly though, I warn you.

      There's a Koni (production-based) Grand Am race tomorrow too, but Speed isn't airing it until Oct 12th!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm so proud of my country :-) The race will be on 28th itself, but 26th there will be a trial run and 27th will be an exclusive runs for our lambos and ferries.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh man I can not wait for this race. Really wonder how this will effect the drivers with no lights on their cars. Actually with all those lights next to the road it should be fine.

      Im in europe and im glad i can watch it at the normal 2PM time. Come on hamilton!!!

      Just my 2c

      Greetz Mike - http://www.torrentin.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Erm, why is the "source" for this Speed TV when Red Bull; the creators of the content; have it available for free sans advertisement at http://www.redbullracing.com/4th-Sector/Webber-Singapore/ .

      It is despicable that either Autoblog, "Andy" or the intermediates would profit from other peoples work.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm really looking forward to this race.
      • 7 Years Ago
      can't wait
        • 7 Years Ago
        you said it man, can't wait
        I wish it would rain then also, anyone know the weather?
      • 7 Years Ago

      are you kidding me? i just thought it was a cool video. just sit back and enjoy it. and this def got me even more psyched for the race. under the bleachers? THAT is cool!!
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