The 2016 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix kicks off next week (September 16-18), but not before the track is blessed by the city’s keepers of different of faiths. Representatives from 10 different religions which are practiced here in Singapore – Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taosim, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’i faith, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism – came together to pray for the safety of all the competing drivers and crew who will be arriving for the ninth edition of Formula 1’s iconic night race in the Lion City.
The practice of praying for the circuit was started in 2008 as the organisers felt that safety is paramount and that they wanted to pray for the security of all involved in the race, and also for good weather.
The 2016 F1 Singapore Grand Prix is the world’s only night race and will also host several well-known international and local acts.
Some objected to it on religious grounds.
Others wondered if Singapore is the only country in the world to bless the F1 tracks.
While some felt that the religious leaders should be praying against the zika infections here instead, others thought that it was a positive symbol of religious harmony.
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