2010 SingTel F1 Grid Girls Crowning Party – A Media Event

What a great media event!  I mean, fast cars and pretty women should go side by side with one another.  I am an avid fan of Formula One and have been watching every single match on TV.  Singapore circuit is special.  Not only because it is a night race, an anti-clockwise circuit, but also because the race takes place in the city, along the beautiful marina.

So what do F1 grid girls do?  Good question.  I met one of my fellow bloggers at the party.  To me, grid girls are there to hold the flags before the race.  And they are there to clap and welcome the winners at the end of the race.  Beyond that, I have no idea what they do.  My buddy is the hilarious one.  He said there have been rumors that …

Anyway, the venue of the event was at Shanghai Dolly, Clarke Quay.  I seldom write about the event venue (because most are just standard).  I think Shanghai Dolly is a lovely venue.  Great decoration and the house band is simply mesmerizing.  I will be back, for sure.

12 SingTel F1 grid girls, 3 group performances followed by questions for the individual.  I am surprised that no one answered world peace.  I think one girl has a rather noble answer and she went on winning the top grid girl award.  At 10 pm, the winner of SingTel Grid Girls 2010 was announced.  Mabel Lau has won the title, got herself a S$10,000 cheque from SingTel, and will be holding our Singapore flag on the race day.  OK.  I can understand why she wins.  Probably the most photogenic of all.  Personally, I like the 2nd runner up too.  In any case, we will see them on TV during the weekend of 24th to 26th September.

Back to F1, I am being asked a lot of time on which team I support or who is my favorite F1 driver.  The thing about motor racing is that viewers have very short term memory.  The last race’s winner is always the hero – in this case, Alonso.  Webber in this season has pulled off some of the most amazing stuns (and is marginally leading the championship).  Button has won the championship last year, looks like he is still in the game.  And Hamilton, what a committed driver – when he has a competitive car.  I wish he can win this season.  Having said that, I would be delighted if any of four could win.

Where are the photos?  You must be asking.  Well, I have worked double hard and pushed out the contents within a few hours after the event.  Hot from the oven.  Just for you!

Notes:

  • I haven’t got time to narrate the photos.  But they are very much self-explanatory – I hope.
  • Those who carried flowers are the top 3 girls.
  • I wish I could devote the same amount of attention to all 12 grid girls.  But I am a man.  My attention takes direction from my …
  • The girl who doesn’t look like a grid girl won herself a gift from SingTel after some intense competition on the stage that involved … dancing.
  • The girl who was holding the mic is from the house band.  She has one amazing voice.

10 thoughts on “2010 SingTel F1 Grid Girls Crowning Party – A Media Event”

  1. Yeah , what did Mabel did to deserve $10,000?? Life is so unfair!! 🙁

    I don’t want to hear about World peace anymore, it’s a farce.

    I wanted to say a waste of your time taking pictures of pretty girls but I must say your photographic skills are good. You captured Mabel and Runner-up at their best. 🙂

    1. JoV – Oh, Mabel will be holding our Singapore flag during the F1 race day in Singapore! You see, we have tons of grid girls holding flags of the respective drivers before the race starts. And there is only one grid girl to hold our national flag, in front of the audience who performs our national anthem. Since there can only be one (like the F1 race champion), the grid girls have to “fight it out”. Ha ha ha.

      1. You missed the point… err… that’s my point, Do you really need a beautiful girl to hold the national flag? My answer is NO. But your answer is a resounding Yes. and who is worthy to hold the national flag?

        The pretty one. duh?

    1. Ed – Funny you said that. During the event, the CEO of SingTel made a casual comment that each year, we have better grid girls than last year – just like SingTel products, this year better than the last … hahaha.

      But yes, this year’s grid girls do have quality … hehehe.

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