27 Sep '11, 1am

"I cannot wait to see the end of F1 in Singapore," says our reader. #F1

I HOPE that the hype over Formula One (F1) racing is not spread to the heartland ('More can be done to bring F1 to heartlanders'; last Saturday). In fact, I cannot wait to see the end of F1 in Singapore after the pact for the Singapore Grand Prix ends next year. First, heartlanders already have to put up with the local version of 'F1': noisy speedsters in souped-up cars and motorcycles roaring through housing estates at all hours of the night, disrupting the sleep of many. Second, do the economic benefits to which Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck is referring take into account the lost revenue suffered by shops and eateries, and the traffic congestion caused by road closures? I hope the proper feasibility study Mr Teo cited will take these into consideration. Third, F1 is not a sport we should encourage, given that it leaves an enormous carbon footprin...

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