Thursday, 20 September 2012


The 2012 Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix marks a substantial landmark for Scuderia Ferrari and Technical Partner Shell as they reach their 500th Formula One Grand Prix together. Shell and Ferrari share one of the most successful partnerships in Formula One history spanning back to 1950 and Shell invites members of the media to celebrate this groundbreaking achievement.

Thursday 20 September - 500 Race Anniversary Film

Shell has commissioned a special film to mark the 500 race anniversary. The four minute film, features interviews with Luca Di Montezemolo, Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, John Surtees and the first man ever to win a Formula One race for Scuderia Ferrari, José Froilan Gonzalez.
It is available rights free from Thursday 20th September at 17:30pm – Embargoed copies are available earlier on request.

Thursday 20 September – Fernando Alonso Media Opportunity

Shell will present Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso at a media opportunity and media briefing on Thursday 20 September 2012 at 16:30pm. Members of the media are invited to watch Alonso drive Shell’s Professional Simulator and ask him questions ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. 16.30pm

Pan Pacific Hotel Ballroom

37 Raffles Boulevard

Singapore 039595
Immediately after the event, media are invited to try the Shell Professional Simulator Experience for themselves with coaching available from Shell’s engineers.

Friday 21 September - Livery

Throughout the race weekend, Ferrari will run with a special 500 races livery on the front and rear wing of the F2012.

A Ferrari F458 Challenge has been specially branded with the logo and will be driven by Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gené in the supporting Ferrari Challenge race.

Saturday 22 September – Scuderia Ferrari Presentation - Photocall

Shell has specially commissioned a painting by renowned motorsport artist Michael Turner that depicts the historic nature of the partnership. The unique artwork will be presented to Scuderia Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, by Mark Williams, Shell Downstream Director on Saturday 22 September at 17:30pm in the pit lane.

Members of the media are welcome by invitation only.


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