Singapore F1 GP – Top Gear
It’s got to be nearly 2 years ago that Cameron (editor of Top Gear NZ) mentioned about the possibility of going to Singapore to cover the only night race on the Formula 1 calendar. The 2010 race came and went with no sign of a photography brief let alone a plane ticket…. While I was packing my bags for a trip to Europe I got “the call”. I pretty much got back from England repacked and headed off to Singapore with Steve Vermeulen, journalist for TG.
It was very cool to be back down the pit lane, in a previous life I was actually a race mechanic, I worked for Arrows & Renault F1 teams for 5 years and it had been 9 years since I was last down an F1 pit lane. To be honest nothing had really changed, same faces, the cars are a little more sculpted, the pit garages are a bit more bling but to be honest, it felt just the same. Accept I was no longer rolling around on the floor under a race car, which was nice ! The story ran in November’s issue of TG here in New Zealand.