Over the Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend, Elliott Danker had the chance to speak to Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner. He spoke about returning to Singapore, the struggles they’ve face this season and the combination of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel
Welcome back to Singapore Christian, how have you found it here so far?
Christian Horner: It’s always enjoyable to come back to this race, we’ve managed to win it for the first time last year with Sebastian Vettel which was fantastic for the whole team! We’re right in the thick of the championship battle now and it’s important to get a strong result in Singapore. It’s great to be back in the atmosphere of Singapore and back under the lights.
As part of Johnnie Walker’s Join the Pact campaign, Hamilton took to the tarmac in a McLaren MP4-12c and blazed his signature into the ground to symbolise his commitment to never drink and drive. This was the first time in the world that the stunt was performed for a live audience.
Demonstrating the importance of always staying in control behind the wheel, the World’s Most Powerful Signature was first performed by Jenson Button and Mika Häkkinen for a Johnnie Walker viral video that has since been viewed by over 230,000 people around the world.
Johnnie Walker also took the opportunity to pay tribute to Singapore’s own racing heritage, honouring local racing legend and 1967 Singapore Grand Prix champion Rodney Seow. Lewis Hamilton presented Rodney Seow with a specially customised Johnnie Walker race helmet in recognition of his invaluable contributions to Singapore’s racing heritage and his own incredible journey of personal progress. Elliott Danker also got to have a chat with the 2008 World Champion
It was an action packed weekend at the end of September as Singapore hosted it’s fifth Singapore Grand Prix. One of the highlights for many fans is a chance to get up close and personal with their favourite drivers.
Elliott Danker had the chance to do just that in this document of the events leading up to the Singapore Grand Prix