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Inaugural SingTel Singapore F1 GP 2008

by | Mar 31, 2008 | Motor Sports | 0 comments

March 31, 2008
Champ gives F1 fans an early thrill


THE unmistakable roar of a Formula One car was heard in Singapore six months early at the Padang yesterday.Two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen thrilled a crowd of over 10,000 as he zipped down St Andrew’s Road at a top speed of almost 200kmh.

The demonstration, part of Johnnie Walker’s responsible drinking campaign, saw the retired Finn execute burnouts and spins in a two-hour performance that had onlookers reaching for their ear-plugs and snapping away with their cameras.

His machine for the day was McLaren’s car from last season – the MP4-22.

The SingTel Singapore Grand Prix – the world’s first Formula One street race to be held at night – will flag off on Sept 28.

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