Macao Grand Prix

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Introduction and History …………………………………………………… p. 1-2

Objectives ………………………………………………………………….. p.2

Socio-Cultural Impacts …………………………………………………….. p. 3

Development and Environmental Impacts ………………………………… p.4

Economic and Tourism Impacts…………………………………………….p.5-6

Political Impacts …………….………………………………..……….…....p.7

Conclusion ……………………………………………………………..…. p.8

References ………………………………………………………..………. p.9

Introduction and History :
Macao Grand Prix, a motor-racing annual event, is the biggest sport event in Macao. It happens on every third Thursday till Sunday in November. It is very expected and excited every year that thousands of fans and tourists will visit Macao from different countries. Many advanced competitors from more than three hundred countries attend this event. It has already happened more than 50 years till now. There are several types of races : motorcycle lap, Porsche Carrera Cup, Guia race lap and formula 3 lap. And the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix is the most highlighted competition. All the races are held in the Guia Circuit, a tortuous street circuit which exists amount the bustling street, is one of the most challenging circuits in the world and as popular as the Monaco’s Mongolian Carrow one.

The Macao Grand Prix is found in 1854. It was just a small race for the enthusiasts at that time. At the beginning of 1853, there were some enthusiasts like Carlos Silva and Fernando Pinto who found that the streets in Macao is very tortuous that it is very suitable for those kinds of competitions. Therefore, they applied to the Hong Kong Automobile Association and finally got the sponsorship and support. At the end of the same year, the first race happened. There were only 15 cars to attend this tiny race. This race lasted about 4 hours and it attracted more than 20000 audiences. It made Macao to be the first region where held the Grand Prix in Asia.

p. 1 In the initial stage, all the expenses were sponsored by the private organizations and vehicle race amateurs. Until the 1970’s, the Portuguese Government authorized the big vehicle race to the Municipality of Macau to sponsor.

Moreover, there is another feature that there will be a lot of hot girls from different countries to propagandize and boost the morale for the motorcades which draw a very high attraction. They also attract a lot of photographers.

Objectives :
Since every big event always have some problems and effects behind, I am going to indicate different kinds of impact that the Macao Grand Prix brings to Macao. The socio-cultural impacts, developmental and environment impacts, economic and tourism impacts and political impacts will be described in the following paragraphs..

p. 2
Socio Cultural impacts :
Analysis of positive impacts :
Bring the local Macao competitors to the public
Macau becomes more and more famous in the world
Advanced more local people’s knowledge about vehicle races Use of related examples :
According to a study from IFT(Instituto de Formação Turística), a Macau hotel school, showed that most of the Macanese have the same feeling that the Macao Grand Prix is administer to promote Macao’s fame in the world All the races will be played in the television everywhere in the world Some visitors who had attended to another Grand Prix are willing to compare the Macao one to the others, such as Shang Hai, Singapore, etc. Lots of training programs are provided by the government to the staff and volunteers before the event

Analysis of negative impacts :
Give a lot of stress to the community who held this event Affect the enthusiasm of the audients
Use of related examples :
Mostly, the local people are not interested in sport activity The reason why some people are not willing to watch the Macao one is because the time...
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