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Singapore celebrates opening of new pit building 15 Jul 2008

Scenic Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Circuit Preview, Singapore, 21 November 2007. World © Sutton Singapore Grand Prix pit building, Singapore. © Singapore GP Pte Ltd Singapore Grand Prix pit building, Singapore. © Singapore GP Pte Ltd

With the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix just over two months away, race organisers have celebrated reaching an important milestone in their preparations, after officially opening the track’s new pit building.

The three-storey structure, which is located along the city’s marina promenade, is an integral part of the street circuit’s infrastructure. While the building’s ground floor will eventually house the Formula One team garages, the second and third levels will feature race control facilities, the media centre, the winners’ podium and a Paddock Club large enough for up to 4,000 guests.

“Even before the launch of the Paddock Club packages, we have had huge interest from the who’s who of the Formula One community,” explained Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP. “And it is great to have a purpose-built facility to deliver a world-class corporate hospitality that will enable guests to experience the excitement of the Singapore Grand Prix up-close and in-style.”

With the building work complete, organisers are now free to start work on the interior of the 350-metre long pit facility ahead of September’s event, which will be Formula One racing's first-ever night race.

Tickets for the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix are still available to buy through Formula1.com’s official Tickets and Travel service.