FORMULA 1 Singapore Grand Prix

September 26, 2008 / Daily Life, Reviews / 5 Comments

VROOM! Peeeeeewww! VrmmmmMMMMM! VrmmmmMMMMM!

That’s all I’m hearing right now.

My company recently sent me to the Singapore F1 Grand Prix this week to be a receptionist/sales person at the Media Centre. It’s an invaluable addition to my resume, although the hours long and the work tedious. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of history in the making, as this is the first F1 night race in the world, and the first street race in a very long time.

Engineers at Ferrari Garage
Ferrari Engineers; View from the Media Centre

I’ve never really been a fan of motorsports racing, but I do have some knowledge about it – thanks to the anime Capeta. Capeta tracks the life of a poor boy striving to make it big in the rich world of motorsports. Everything from the hardships of maintainence, to the hardships of driving round a track, and the hardships of transiting from go-karts to race cars is shown in great detail (next info here).

Protagonist, Taira Capeta
Protagonist: Taira Capeta

The drawing isn’t that great, and the story is very similar to Major (baseball manga from the early 90s). However, just like all sport animes,  you will learn a lot about the sport simply just by watching. So, I recommend Capeta to all those F1 fans, new F1 fans and girlfriends of F1 fans. It’s an interesting perspective on an interesting sport.

And you’ll never know when you’ll be suddenly asked to work at the F1 circuit.

  • Oh, well… that sound exciting… I guess. Sorry, I never got the whole racing thing. It’s just people driving real fast and perhaps accidentally killing themselves. Though I don’t really get any sports. Most of them just involve people hitting or throwing balls. *shrugs* lol.

  • Liz

    I have to admit, I’m not really a fan either. Although it must be a lot more exciting to actually be there than just watch it on tv. Looks like you had a good view as well!

  • Wow, that’s a cool assignment for your job! Hehe, I was never into racing, though…

  • I am never into racing too but I can understand all the hype and excitement behind Singapore’s F1 race because it’s the fist night time street racing in F1’s history. I just hope that they won’t be leaving too many tyre marks on the streets after the race 😀 teehee. And I’m starting to wonder what are the authorities will be doing with the floodlights and crash barriers after the race has ended – they’ll definitely take a long time to get the fixtures demolished!

    Anyway you’re one lucky person who gets to view F1 race without needing to book an astronomically expensive hotel room or suite 😀

  • WHOA, I envy you SO MUCH!
    I’ve always dreamed about working at the F1 anywhere!

    Good luck with your future assignments!