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LEAVE THE UMBRELLA AT HOME, AND DO YOUR BIT FOR CHARITY

Singapore, 14 September 2008 - As the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix is a "rain or shine" event, Singapore GP Pte Ltd understands that some spectators are concerned about arrangements for the possibility of rain during the three-day event.

Each pack costs only SGD$2, and all profits from the sales will go to two registered charities: Singapore Red Cross Society and the St. John Ambulance Singapore.

While umbrellas are allowed, their use is restricted and spectators should be mindful when using them. An opened umbrella will hinder others from seeing the race and with a strong gust of wind an opened umbrella from the grandstands could be blown onto the track. For these two reasons, umbrellas cannot be opened in the grandstands.

Wearing a rain poncho will also make the race more enjoyable as both hands will be kept free.

Once spectators are inside the Circuit Park, after clearing the security checks, they can purchase the Survival Kit from the Red Cross and St. John members, who will be dressed in their respective uniforms. As these volunteers will be carrying around cash boxes that are sealed, the exact amount of cash would be appreciated as it is not possible for change to be given back.

On behalf of the Singapore Red Cross Society, and St. John Ambulance Singapore, Singapore GP would like to thank the public for their generosity in helping others, as well as their support for this inaugural race.

About 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

The inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix will take place on 28 September 2008 on a street circuit of public roads around the Marina Bay area. The race is Formula One™’s first to be held at night, and is their first street race in Asia.

About Singapore GP Pte Ltd

Singapore GP Pte Ltd is the race promoter for the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. It holds five-year renewable rights to stage the Singapore Grand Prix, beginning with the 2008 Season. The company is a partnership between Komoco Motors Pte Ltd and regional events company Lushington Entertainments, via its parent company Reef Enterprises.

About Singapore Red Cross Society

Singapore Red Cross (SRC) (www.redcross.org.sg) is dedicated to protecting human life and dignity, relieving human suffering and responding to emergencies, regardless of race, creed, religion or political beliefs. The SRC runs a range of services benefiting the vulnerable in our community including the Red Cross Home for the Disabled which provides long-term care to individuals with severe and multiple disabilities, non-emergency ambulance service, blood donor recruitment, disaster management, Red Cross Training Centre providing first aid and CPR courses and Red Cross Youth activities.

About St John Ambulance Singapore

Since its formation in 1935, the St. John Ambulance Singapore (www.sjab.org.sg) is a cardinal believer in the importance of instilling a core set of values in their cadet members. Their cadets are taught not just to lead, but to put the interests of the community before self. Besides teaching their cadets First Aid and CPR skills, they also develop programmes to train cadets in all aspects of leadership, good character building, team spirit, patriotism, good moral values and responsible citizenship.