Monday, May 28, 2007

F1 backlash

There seems to be a growing backlash againest the F1 race here in Singapore. The latest question about the race is whether the race will harm the environment.

The Singapore Minister of State for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, said that noise and smoke are inevitable during the race, but organisers will studying ways to minimise their effect. Question- When did Singaporeans start caring about the environment?

Answer- When Singaporeans discovered that the Singapore government is to fund 60% of the $150 million race. Seeing that the race would take in only $100 million, there's a lot of people are wondering if the economics of the race is viable.

When it comes to money, Singaporeans will ask a lot of questions. Unfortunately, they are too late in asking the question. A lot of people who read my blog knows my views about holding the race in Singapore, at night, at that stupid location, but the deal is signed already. Too late to back out now!

When I start questioning the race, a lot of people say that F1 should come to Singapore. (I was a bit of a spolit-sport, it seems.) Well, it's too late to have doubts now! So Singapore, stop your whining! F1 is coming, whether you like it or not.

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