In town for this weekend’s exhilarating Singapore Grand Prix , this morning Sir Richard Branson visited an exhibition of artwork organised by the VSA (Very Special Arts) charity, which works with children and adults with disabilities to introduce them to art in order to better their lives. Richard Branson was shown around the exhibition by some of the young artists as they gave him an insight to their work, which was based on the legend of Singapore and fairytales. Check them out yourselves in this video!
It was an early start for Jérôme today as he visited a leading jewellery store in downtown Singapore to meet and greet our team partner Armin Strom. Surrounded by watches, Jérôme was busy in the run up to Free Practice 1 having his picture taken, signing autographs and talking about how special the only night race on the F1 calendar is.
The Singapore Grand Prix is one of our favourite favourites. The lights, the nights and this incredible city state street circuit conspire to produce one of the best races of the year in our view. So we’re eager to pack as much in as possible this weekend and just a few hours after hopping off the plane at Changi Airport, Timo was up and running with the first of his PR commitments — an interview and appearance at the Singapore HQ of our Team Partner CNBC.
A challenging but exciting weekend lies ahead for Jérôme D’Ambrosio in Spa-Franchorchamps. A driver’s home Grand Prix brings unique pressures and in his case, it’s his very first one. Despite being faced with a beast of a PR schedule, Jérôme has been taking it all in his stride with interview after interview.
Horse Guards Parade in London was the scene of Monday’s launch of Marussia Virgin Racing’s Partnership with the ‘Cars 2′ movie for this weekend’s British Grand Prix. In front of the massed ranks of media and F1 and movie-going fans alike, Richard Branson and his daughter Holly appeared together with Cars 2 stars Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile as well of one of the UK based Formula One team’s race cars. Cars 2 will be one of the major themes of Marussia Virgin Racing’s home race campaign this weekend, as you will see across the whole team’s look and feel and on and off-track activities, including the Marussia Virgin Racing Weekend at Stowe, details of which can still be found at Follow the action all weekend at www.MarussiaVirginRacing.com, @MarussiaVirgin on Twitter and on Facebook.
Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock, Jerome D’Ambrosio, Sakon Yamamoto and Robert Wickens went down a storm as they prepared for what was a rain-soaked four hour Grand Prix that will certainly go down as one of the most eventful races ever.
Local hero Robert Wickens, the latest member of our reserve driver roster was out and about in the run up to his home event, the Canadian Grand Prix. Interviews with journalists, on-stage appearances and getting out on the streets is all part of the job. Here’s a backstage view of Robert’s first public appearance as a Marussia Virgin Racing driver.