Last weekend was a very special weekend. I don’t even know where to start.
Its the 10th anniversary of Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix and my very good
buddy Ringo Chong is racing at the support race; Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific.
30 drivers representing Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan,
France, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong,Thailand, Malaysia, Italy and
Ringo from Singapore; will be racing in this one make Ferrari challenge.
Ringo and I used to be neighbors. I could still vividly remembered our Canon days.
Of course I am to be blame in a good way; that he is now uses Fujifilm X series
exclusively. Hopefully after seeing these pictures he might try Medium Format
On Thursday night; the support drivers are invited to walk, jog or cycle around the
track to understand the racing line. Singapore F1’s track is actually a street circuit.
Consist of 23 corners on this 5KM track. I have never driven on a F1 track before
but cycling around with Ringo is the closest I could get on with my rear wheel
Brompton bike powered by my skinny legs.
I brought along the GFX with 3 lenses. Primarily , GF23mm F4, the new GF45mm F2.8
and GF110mm F2. As I cycle I took some pics with the GFX mounted with GF45mm.
How cool could this be? Cycling on a F1 track and shooting with the GFX. Yes, one
hand shooting is possible; even when you are cycling! So this 3 lenses will be
my set-up for documenting Ferrari challenge.
Qualifying was on Friday evening. Ringo clock the fastest time. And he powered to win
both the Saturday and Sunday races. I am really happy to see a local winning on
home soil. Congrats again buddy! Singapore is so proud of you!
Below are all the photos taken with GFX. I truly enjoy myself using a Medium Format
mirrorless camera. Like what I always say; GFX: Medium Format for everyday. Rain
J’utilise avec grand plaisir ce boîtier pour une utilisation type “reportage”.
Belle série de photo sur la Formule 1 !