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F1 fever catching up in Singapore

Mika in the MP4-22, originally uploaded by fox2mike.

I was out with some friends yesterday evening when I found out that Mika Hakkinen was in town for a little promo and there was a McLaren F1 car involved in the picture...

On digging around the internet, we found out that it was a promo for Johnnie Walker's new do not drink and drive campaign called Join the Pact (http://jointhepact.com/).

The only thing we (roomie and I) did today was head over to the place where the event was happening and catch a glimpse of the McLaren MP4-22, Mika, Paula Malai Ali and Steve Dawson (covering the event for Star Sports).

Woohoo! I managed to get some pretty decent shots ;)

Of course, the car never did anything more than 2nd or 3rd gear and the ear plugs they handed out weren't really needed, but it was fun. Mika did a total of 4 runs in the MP4-22, with the 3rd and 4th being longer than the first two along with some spins and the like.

The place where the event happened is actually a part of the street circuit where the GP will take place in September. Rest of the snaps - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fox2mike/sets/72157604312769276/


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 31st, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)

Dude you are seriously lucky too:-)

I see you got some pretty decent photos of Paula Ali too. So this was a Star Sports event? How short is she? 5'?
Mar. 31st, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Haha yes :) She's about 5'2 with heels I guess...I didn't really notice :p But she was shorter than me.

Star Sports was covering the event...you should see it on Engine Block/Raceday I guess.
Mar. 31st, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
I will do that, I always miss Engine Block. With reason too. In their promo they usually go one and on and finally tell the time and day with one second to go. And not too many promos too.
Mar. 31st, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
I've never seen one :p I think it airs on Monday nights...not sure. We didn't ask them actually, they were in a hurry.
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