Singapore was gripped by the excitement of the Formula One Grand Prix. The first ever night race was truly exciting to watch. I caught up with my good mates Kim Lim and Bruce Watt down at Chijmes for drinks, racing and a little food. Bobby’s is a bar that’s become my local when in Singapore. They have really great staff, food and the Pints are plentiful. Kim, Bruce and I have gathered here so often it’s a little embarrassing, however this night was different. I haven’t seen Singapore so full of tourists before. Chijmes was no exception either, even though it’s virtually across the road from the track! The F1 had completely sold out by the weekend so the “left overs” found every big screen TV in bars, restaurants and clubs all over Singapore.
The Race was actually very cool to watch. The number one position swapped so often due to various mishaps, blunders and some impressive driving. The track though is pretty tight and there isn’t much room for overtaking anywhere on the circuit. It also look horrendously bumpy in places. However, it didn’t detract from a great race to watch. What was interesting for me was the electric look of the reflected overhead lighting in the helmets of the drivers – It looked like tracer bullets!