Fernando Alonso Unveils a Replica of His Car Made Out of a Tropical Plant
By Nina Syahira
September 19, 2014
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso took some time out of his busy schedule yesterday to unveil a beautiful replica of his F1 car made out of bark and tropical flowers. It took Alan Wong and his team of volunteers eight weeks to build it. The UPS event was held at Clarke Quay by the Singapore River. Fans swarmed around the stage in hopes to catch a glimpse of the Spanish driver who arrived not in a Ferrari but a boat.
However, the organic recreation was still missing its steering wheel. After the unveiling, Alonso then signed it with his autograph and finally put it in its rightful place to complete the car.
The car is made in tribute to the great relationship between Ferrari and its logistics company, UPS. This also mirrors the team work of all involved in the circuit during the race.
“It’s a very unique race, for it to be at night and have [their] own routine of times and preparation. Very demanding circuit. This is the toughest race for the driver due to humidity and temperature and the work you do in the circuit.”
The 33-year-old racer is set to impress on the tracks, or should we say roads, this weekend. He hopes to do well and perhaps clinch a third time as World Champion despite having been on the podium twice out of the 12 races this year.
“I love to drive and I always feel comfortable but I have to be realistic as well. It’s not like by magic as if everything will change in one weekend. So hopes are always high because we have to be optimistic.”
Be sure to catch Fernando Alonso and all other professional drivers at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend!
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