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Singtel reveals the Top 12 Grid Girls for the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Opportunities for fans to win tickets to the race and other prizes

Singapore, 17 August 2010 - Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) – returning sponsor of the first ever Formula OneTM night race – today revealed the Top 12 Grid Girls for the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.

The Grid Girls have always been an integral part of the Singtel sponsorship in the Singapore Grand Prix and this is the 12 fresh-faced girls’ first public appearance together since auditions started in June. 

To help fans get a glimpse into their personalities, each of the girls has been given a nickname that reflects their interests and character. There’s the ‘Brainy Babe’ and ‘Style Setter’, as well as ‘Biker Angel’ and ‘Bollywood Ecowarrior’.

The girls were chosen out of hundreds of applicants and made it to the finals based on their wit, personality and beauty.

From these 12 girls, three winners will be crowned. The top three girls will be chosen based on online and SMS votes as well as four challenges designed to test how all-rounded the girls are. These include a physical outdoor challenge, a presenter challenge - where they will be required to make presentations in front of a camera - and a fashion challenge where they were judged on their catwalk skills. They also had to pit their racing skills against each other on the Singtel Ultimate Race, a realistic simulator that emulates the entire Singapore race track, its three paned screens creating an augmented reality for the user.

The top three girls will be crowned at the Grid Girls party to be held on 16 September where the competition will officially conclude. The last judging segment will be held on the night itself and the winner stands to win $10,000 cash, and the girls who take second and third placing win $5,000 and $3,000 respectively.

These ladies - whose role is to hold up the national flag of the driver and the number of his car before each race - also add a much-welcome touch of glamour to the race track. There will be 51 Singtel Grid Girls altogether on the track on race day, two to each team.

Activities galore on singtelrace.com

The public who are interested in interacting with the Grid Girls can go to the website http://www.singtelrace.com/ and leave comments for the girls. The Grid Girls’ Twitter pages can also be found on the website along with other exciting games like ‘Drivers Dash’ and ‘Pit Challenge’.

Here fans can also vote for their favourite Grid Girl and take part in activities to earn points.  They then stand to win a pair of tickets to the race every week from now till September. Other prizes include an LCD TV, laptop and mobile phones, as well as other premiums and tickets to the Grid Girl party tickets.

The Simulator Roadshows are back!

The website also contains details about the roadshows where simulator rides will be available for members of the public who wish to become FORMULA ONE racer for a few exhilarating minutes. Winners of the simulator lap races will also win tickets to actual race in September. Some of the roadshows venues include ILuma, Suntec and also Wisma Atria where the finals of the simulator lap race will be held.

This year, the simulator has been upgraded to accurately reflect the current track, and has been enhanced with a new body and bigger screen for an even better driving experience.

On mio TV

Episodes of the recruitment process, auditions and the rest of the Singtel Grid Girl journey can be found anytime on-demand on mio TV under ‘Free for the Month’, on the Singtelrace.com website as well as on ‘Engine Block’, ESPN STAR Sports (mio TV Channel 115).

On Mobile

Formula OneTM fans can also look forward to a free mobile smartphone application in the coming months that will use augmented reality to help race-goers navigate their way around the race grounds and find the best deals and offers.

 

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About Singtel

Singtel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and Africa reaching more than 351 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a network of 37 offices in 20 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.