Driver Release: Australian Formula BMW Junior – Chris Wootton – is in the final stages of preparation to compete at Asia-Pacific’s most glamorous motorsport event – the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix – where Formula BMW Pacific acts as the curtain raiser to the main event.
The Singapore event is important to the 20-year-old in more ways than one. He attracts significant sponsorship support from Singapore, ensuring he has a busy week connecting with sponsors – such as First Automobile and Fraser Place and appearances at the One 15 Degree Marina – in the week leading up to the Grand Prix.
After a strong performance at the only night Grand Prix on the Formula 1 calendar last year, Wootton is hoping that he can turn things around on the biggest stage there is and show his true potential in front of the Formula 1 paddock.
Wootton’s team, Eurasia Motorsport currently sits third in the Team’s Classification and is still in with a strong mathematical chance of winning that Title.
Aside from the concrete canyon that lines the Marina Bay circuit, Wootton will have numerous other challenges to contend with, namely a late afternoon schedule for all sessions and the prediction of thunderstorms to go with humid temperatures well into the 30’s (C).
BEHIND THE HELMET: Chris Wootton
“In my opinion, the Singapore Grand Prix is the best event on the Formula BMW Pacific calendar, it’s a great circuit and a very unique challenge.
“It supports one of the best F1 events of the year and the spectacle of Formula 1 at night has no peer – it has to be seen to be believed.
“The people in Singapore are always friendly and the country is very clean, which is lovely. I really feel comfortable going there, it’s a fabulous place.
“I’m really hoping for a breakthrough win at the Grand Prix, there can be nothing better than winning a race in support to a Formula 1 event.
“We have achieved some great results this season, I hold the lap record at the Sepang circuit and had had a collection of podiums and pole positions. “Overall, this event is very important to me. I have fantastic support from First Automobile, Fraser Place and the One 15 Degree Marina in Singapore. We’re really looking forward to spending some time with our sponsors leading up to the event and seeing them come out to the race.”
FRASER PLACE SUPPORT
Chris Wootton Racing is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fraser Place serviced apartments. The Fraser Place brand lays in its distinctive modernity. Chic, contemporary and trendy, the lure of its upbeat lifestyle is carried by the pulsating city vibe. It offers the perfect balance of work and life’s little pleasures for the discerning traveler in search of true cosmopolitan living.
Fraser Places’ branding will appear on the engine cover of Chris Wootton’s Formula BMW FB02 as it takes to the track for the first of the practice sessions ahead of the Singtel Singapore Formula 1 event, which takes place next weekend at the Marina Bay Circuit. The Fraser Place logo will feature on the Chris Wootton’s race suit.
Ken Wootton, the manager of Chris Wootton Racing said: “We are delighted to welcome Frasers Place to Chris Wootton Racing, Formula BMW and the fantastic Singapore F1 Event, we are looking forward to working with the team at Frasers Place to position this leading brand in front of the influential Formula 1 crowd.”
WHAT IS FRASER PLACE?
Fraser Place Robertson Walk, Singapore, fashioned in the style of a Mediterranean village, comprises 161 splendid apartments, ranging from one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, all fused with the warmth influence of the Mediterranean to evoke a delightfully vibrant ambience.
Ideally situated near the banks of the historic Singapore River, the residence offers a panoramic view of the modern city skyline and enjoys close proximity to the Central Business District. Residents are also accorded easy access to the entertainment riverside corridor of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay – hosts of a myriad of themed restaurants, al fresco dining, chic cafes, pubs and specialty shops for the trendy and hip.
With a comprehensive range of lifestyle amenities – including gym, sauna, pool and an al fresco dining area featuring a pool table, Fraser Place Robertson Walk also features The Retreat, an award-winning innovative meeting concept, living spaces and communities infuse business with leisure.
Fraser Place Singapore is located approximately a 30-minute ride from Changi International Airport.