Mika Hakkinen was another former champion in attendance, here in his role as Johnnie Walker Global Responsible Drinking Ambassador as the world-famous Scotch makers were announced as the Official Whisky of Formula 1.
On track, Ollie Hancock took his Steve Nichols-tended ex-Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi F5A to a spectacular victory in the invitation-only Masters Historic race, after a tight battle with Michael Lyons’ smoking ex-Rupert Keegan Hesketh 308E was finally resolved when the latter retired down an escape road.
Aaron Scott took his ex-Arturo Merzario March 761 to second ahead of Joaquin Folch’s ex-Nelson Piquet Brabham BT49C. They were followed home by Andrew Beaumont’s ex-Ronnie Peterson Lotus 76, Keith Frieser’s ex-Jackie Oliver Shadow DN1 and Doug Mockett’s ex-John Watson Penske PC4.
Other delectable machinery included John McKenna’s ex-Mario Andretti Parnelli VPJ4, Steve Allan’s ex-Alain Prost McLaren M30 and Robs Lamplough’s ex-Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P180.
Musically, a series of Singapore Grand Prix weekend concerts saw Jennifer Lopez headlining with Robbie Williams and Mayday, as well as Zone 1 Village stage performers Ziggy Marley, Pet Shop Boys and John Legend.