Sep 26, 2008

Singapore F1 night race: Rafael Nadal on the celebrity invite list?

At the Paddock Club within the F1 venue last Saturday night at around 10pm, he was said to have caused a commotion as he and Spanish world No. 1 tennis star Rafael Nadal apparently turned up before being ushered into a VIP suite. The only problem: No one was able to snap a picture as evidence (darn!).The F1 (Formula 1) show rolls into its newest town this week for the first ever night race in the late-season fight for the championship, in Singapore.

To heighten the excitement, it is rumored that Rafael Nadal and David Beckham are on the celebrity invite list.

Hollywood and high fashion sees no boundaries too and star-studded invite list include Star Wars director George Lucas, supermodel Naomi Campbell, socialite Paris Hilton, action star Jackie Chan, actress Michelle Yeoh and singer Nicole Scherzinger.

This impressive line up of world celebrities gives a whole new meaning to Formula One Grand Prix indeed.

When it was first announced, teams had questions about the lighting, the potential glare off the surface if it rained, and the wisdom of combining the night race novelty with a newly constructed track that none of the drivers had seen, let alone driven on.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was not worried about competing at night.
"It doesn't seem to be a problem in other sports and there have been huge preparations for this, so it will be great," the McLaren driver said.
Defending champion Kimi Raikkonen has not won a race since April said,
"I enjoy evenings and night time more anyhow."

"I like to sleep until noon every day so for me this seems the perfect venue. I am more awake in the evenings than in the mornings."
Do catch this race on TV. You certainly don't want to miss this.

Updates: Well, there's no evidence shown that Nadal and Beckham attended the F1 night race. I guess it's a rumour that remains a rumour. It's funny because asiaone.com still haven't given up. Read the excerpt from their article.
THE biggest celebrity touted to be in town for F1 was football superstar David Beckham.

At the Paddock Club within the F1 venue last Saturday night at around 10pm, he was said to have caused a commotion as he and Spanish world No. 1 tennis star Rafael Nadal apparently turned up before being ushered into a VIP suite. The only problem: No one was able to snap a picture as evidence (darn!).

(Via businessfast4ward.com, asiaone.com; Image via cnn.com)

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