SINGAPORE — Ahead of the official Singapore Grand Prix opening and practice sessions on Friday (Sept 15), Formula One (F1) drivers and entertainment acts alike were making their rounds in town.
At Jewel Changi Airport, Verstappen and Perez were seen sitting on what appeared to be vehicles used by cleaners.
A video posted by the Red Bull team on Instagram shows the duo engaged in a discussion, complete with hand gestures from Verstappen.
The caption stated in jest: “What are we Maxsplaining today?”
Fans were quick to jump in with their own witty replies, with the top comment reading: “Verstappen teaching Checo (Perez’s nickname) how to overtake Hamilton in a cleaning machine.”
Another suggested: “Max is explaining to Checo how F1 needs to add blinkers to the cars for better safety precautions.”
Referring to the Red Bull designs adorning the cleaning machines, another remarked: “Red Bull will put their livery on anything.”
JACKSON WANG AND HIS ‘KIASU PARTY’
Over at Como Orchard that houses a hotel, K-pop idol Jackson Wang hosted a Team Wang Design x Club21 party to celebrate his luxury streetwear label’s new collection on Wednesday.
In a video posted by a fan on X (formerly Twitter), Wang is seen thanking fans for showing up at the event and asking them to enjoy themselves.
“Let this party be a very kiasu party,” he announces, making an attempt to use the Singlish slang that means “afraid to lose”.
On Tuesday, Wang already appeared at an event held at the rooftop club Ce La Vi in Marina Bay Sands, before moving to an after-party at Club Wave in Orchard Plaza.
Wang was last in Singapore for his Magic Man concert tour in December last year and will be performing at one of the stages within the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Friday alongside other artistes such as Niki and Rich Brian under the American music company 88rising.
HAMILTON, A THARMAN SUPPORTER?
A special mention goes to Russell’s teammate and seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, who was seen in a photo on Mercedes’ Instagram account last Sunday holding a pineapple.
Needless to say, Singaporeans were quick to link the fruit to Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who was sworn in as Singapore’s ninth President on Thursday and had used it as his campaign symbol in the recently concluded Presidential Election.
The top comments for the photo post were full of references to Mr Tharman, with some people joking: “Non-Singaporean fans gonna try understanding what the comment section is talking about hahahaha.”