Friday, 21 September 2012

Sponsored video: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button & the Singapore Night Race

Earlier in the week in my Singapore Grand Prix preview I tried to explain just what it is about this round, having only been on the calendar since 2008, that makes it one of most special and iconic on the modern F1 calendar.

Via the link below Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and friends seek to do the same thing in a nice film brought to us by the lovely people at Johnnie Walker. Its worth just under three minutes of anyone's time. Hope you enjoy it.



In an age where F1's move incremental shift eastward hasn't universally been a success, Singapore can certainly be considered an unqualified triumph. The venue made an immediate and positive splash with the famously hard-to-please F1 fraternity right from its very arrival there. And this popularity is reflected in Jenson's and Lewis's thoughts in the film.

Credit: Dhonsky357 (D357) In and Out

It also reflects that Singapore is a quintessential city to hold an F1 race: affluent, vibrant, exciting. Jenson and Lewis also talk about the physical challenge of the Singapore Grand Prix. The race is run in sapping heat and humidity for close to two hours, and has an acrobatic layout with walls almost always nearby offering little room for error.

What's more, it had the distinction of being F1's first night race, and a more fitting venue for this could not have been chosen. Not only does Singapore boast a intense night life, but the cityscape nighttime backdrop, in addition to F1 cars that never fail to look beautiful under the lights, mean that Singapore offers many an ideal opportunity for a camera lens.

This post has been sponsored by Johnnie Walker

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