As excitement for the Singapore Grand Prix revs up, religious leaders gathered a week ahead to bless the event.
The little-known ritual has been a regular feature since the inaugural race began in 2008.
On Sunday, religious leaders representing the Bahai faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism were at the Formula One Pit Building at Marina Bay to bless the start of the race week here and pray for safety of the drivers.
Seen here are (from left) Mr Sneh Kant Gupta (Hinduism), Rabbi Mordechai Abergel (Judaism), Ervad Rustom M. Ghadiali (Zoroastrianism), Venerable Seck Kwang Phing (Buddhism), Master Chung Kwang Tong (Taoism), Mr Jayantilal Amarshi Govindji (Jainism), Sister Francisca Tan (Christianity), Mr Jaafar Mah (Islam), Mr Gurmit Singh (Sikhism) and Mr Kuek Yi Hsing (Bahai faith).
Mr Colin Syn, deputy chairman of race promoters Singapore GP, told The Straits Times: "We are very honoured to have 10 religious leaders representing many of the different faiths in Singapore to gather in one accord to pray for the safety of all involved and to bless the event."
The Singapore leg of the F1 is the only night race in the competition.