Singapore GP: Race Reporter Weekend with Hilton HHonors

I’m very lucky to have been chosen as the Hilton HHonors Race Reporter for the Singapore GP. I’ll be helping out HHonors, the Vodafone McLaren Sponsor to report on the GP. I’ve already visited the McLaren Technology Centre and will post a report on that soon. Next I’ll be travelling to Singapore for a weekend of exclusive behind the scenes access into McLaren, the F1 Paddock and anything else that goes on at the night time GP.
So for the next week my blog will be focused on the trip and the insight I will gain over the course of the Singapore GP weekend. Although, I will continue reporting on the technical developments on the cars.

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Race Reporter Weekend
I’ll be covering this via Twitter, this Blog and the Hilton HHonors Facebook page. I’ll use the hashtag #F1 #HHonors on all my tweets so you can follow my weekend as it happens.
Thanks to McLaren and HHonors, I’ve already I’ve got a list of places to go and people to meet. If there’s some where in Singapore you think I should visit, a question I should ask or some one in the paddock who you think I should talk to, then let me know via Twitter.

The experience
I fly out From London Heathrow on Wednesday, taking a Singapore Air flight at 11.00 on an Airbus A380. Arriving in to Singapore on Thursday morning, I’ll be staying the Conrad Centennial Hotel for the weekend. I’ll cover this journey in a road trip blog, so you get to hear about the full experience.
From then on it’s a rush of interviews and track action, culminating in watching the GP from Grandstand and the after race parties. So far we have the following planned, this is all subject to change and there’ll no doubt be much more besides:

TAG Heuer – New Boutique and Product Launch with Jenson Button
Paddock – Thursday is set up and scrutineering day in the F1 Paddock,
McLaren – I’ll meet the teams Head of Track operations and get to understand the logistics in getting the team to a flyaway race

Conrad Centennial – How does the team’s hotel cope with the drivers and 80 team members staying in the hotel and sticking to European time?
Track Action – Free practice 1 & 2 with a full report, complete with insight from McLaren at the end of the day

Track Action – Free practice 3 & Qualifying with a full report, complete with insight from McLaren at the end of the day
McLaren – I’ll meet Jenson Button’s personal physiotherapist to understand what the driver needs to prepare for a GP
Entertainment – The Singapore GP has a range of events concerts to entertain the F1 fans late into the night

Track Action – The race itself with a full report at the end of the day
Entertainment – The Singapore GP has a range of events concerts to entertain the F1 fans late into the night

Other Exclusive McLaren insights with their team members and partners
I’ll be chatting to F1 people up and down the paddock on their GP weekend
Singapore experience – I’ll seek out the sights and sounds of Singapore away from the track


For a glimpse of what’s to come in Singapore this weekend, watch McLaren Driver Jenson Button give his preview to the race weekend for HHonors

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