Don't be too jealous because we got up close with the F1 racers

iPhone? Pfft, the F1 race is also something that you should be hyped about
While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers

While everyone's getting their hopes up, trying to grab an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the launch day, the Stuff team trekked (okay, maybe it's a bit of an exaggeration) across the island to meet the F1 racers.

The list is long, but we managed to snag some time with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonson and Kimi Räikkönen. Have your pick, see what your favourite driver has to say. Oh, and feast on the eye candies. You're welcome. 

The uniqueness of the Singapore Grand Prix

While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers

"Apart from it being a night race, the racers are out of their normal time routines. The street circuit’s also very challenging – it demands a lot of preparation in the car, since there’s a very specific set-up for the circuit. There’s also the humidity in Singapore, and the length of the race, which is nearly two hours."

This weekend's biggest challenge

"The demand of physical strength required for the race is very high, so there needs to be good body preparation. There’s a lot of stress coming from media attention, sponsors, and the responsibility on your shoulders when you drive for a big brand, so you need to be ready and confident in doing a good job."

Favourite track

While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers

"I like to race in Asia – we’ve been moving into this region a lot more in the recent years. There’re a lot more new circuits, so it creates some adrenalin and that’s what racing is all about. F1’s also growing in this region, so the fans are very fascinated when we arrive [to their respective countries]."

Of games and toys

While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers

Talking about games, Alonso admits, "It’s very different world altogether. We spend a lot of money and many years to develop a simulator that’s close to the experience you get driving the real cars. A game, compared to that, will just remain a game regardless of how developed the game is or how good the graphics are. The [technology you find in the] simulators we use are 100 years ahead of a game, so it’s impossible to compare."

He does have a soft spot for toys, especially one called Tomita. "It’s a little toy that I’ve had for many years, that I’ve been taking pictures of in different cities and places and I put it up on social media just to share  my journeys with my fans."

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