Sorry for the inconsistency in the photo quality, style. It was taken with various of cameras, including phone camera as my lens broke down on the first day in Singapore T3T. Oh, all the awesome one are taken by Tian Chad. Do check out his site ya , maybe you can find my photo there ^^
Alvin supposed to be able to join us for the Garage Walk but due to some unfortunate and unexpected issue, he couldn’t go along and had to give his place out.
After we gathered up, Alvin brought us to meet the F1 personnel who will be bringing us inside the F1 Garage area.
You need a VIP card to get in and there’s a strict security check at the entrance which is similar to the security check at the custom.
In case you’re wondering, the garage zone is the area where the pit stop is, the place where they change the tyres for the F1 cars and also the paddock area behind the garages.
Here’s Anita Nyers, the LRGP Liaison officerwho brought us around the garage zone.
The Hospitality suite area
Each team has their own hospitality suite where the crew and the driver of the team rest and watch the race.
And here’s ours. The Lotus Renault hospitality suite.
And the lady was very nice enough to invite us in to have some drinks.
It’s a nice place, everyone just chilled and sat down and looking at the race and result on the TV.
At the same time, we bloggers were…
doing our jobs XD
After a while, the lady came back and gave us each a pair of this.
It’s the communication set the crews are using and we need to wear this in the garage as the noise from the F1 cars were way too loud.
We were told that phototaking and cameras are not allowed in the garage. This is to protect each team’s technology and interest.
Then again, we’re bloggers, how can we not take photos and so here’s some photos TianChad secretly took.
Even though Anita told us, cameras are not allowed, yet she still camwhore with us XD. Hahahah…
We were super duper whooper lucky as it was breaktime and we managed to see the F1 cars in the garage and also witness the crew members perform some maintenance works on them. ^^
It was awesome!! 😀
And maybe its break time, suddenly people just popped up from nowhere and chilling outside.
The lady let us walked around the area, took some photos before letting us leave and so we did.
There were quite of numbers of interviews going on in there too.
Poor guys still need to work during the break.
After walking around the place for almost half an hour, it was time to go.
By right, the whole session only last for half an hour but we’re lucky to have ours for 1 and half hour 😀
Due to that we were running late for the PROTON lifestyle event at 1 Altitude. What makes things worse was…
We went lost in the circuit park.
After almost another 20 minutes of walk, we ended up at a different exit, Gate 1 Exit.
In the end, we managed to arrive at 1Altitude but were 1 and a half hour late missing out the speeches and opening of the party. The place was glamorous.
Luckily, the food was replenish time over time and we managed to grab our dinner there.
And it was superb, the food was awesome good. I heard from the gang that the best dish was the braised beef but too bad I don’t eat beef.
The drinks were fabulous, from soft drink to cocktail to whisky. From what I heard, there were 200 bottles of champagne alone for the night.
Almost anything you can order they have it. I actually gave the waiter a hard time when I asked him to get me “anything will do”. hahaha
After the meal and hanging out with the gang, we went to the rooftop.
It had a totally different feel, it basically a rooftop club/pub. Everyone was chilling and chating around while enjoying the music with a glass of drink in their hands.
The DJ of the night~~
From left: The random guy in mask, Peggy and TianChad.
We later took a walk around the place and met Yasmin Hani there.
She’s such a lovely lady. Didn’t manage to take a photo with her tho T3T but managed to have a small chat with her. *happy* Oh, heard that she’s getting married soon! Congratulation to her!
Just around the corner, we found Jojo sitting on the sofas.
Then, JoJo went: “TianChad~~ Y U HERE?!”
I was thinking: ” Fuu TianChad famous!! “
Jojo then asked TianChad to have a photo with her and without any notice…
suddenly TianChad was interviewed. LOL
After the interview, we had a photo with Jojo. Such a friendly person 😀
We continue to walk around and take some photos. It was so high up that I managed to spot a couple of Singapore iconic buildings and structure. Well, you can even see the whole race track from up there.
Oh hai, Marina Bay~~ *waves* See you in November. XD
The scenery was breath taking that I must take a pic with it.
with my face censored 😛
Arrr… how I wish to go there again, sitting down and enjoy the scene.
PROTON really put up a really awesome party for the guest that night.
Thanks again to PROTON for the invite!! 😀