Our third year involvement with the NUS FSAE Race Car project was in 2008. We secured a number of press and media for the project. We were also a 2008 Silver Sponsor for the project. With 2008 being the inaugural year for the Singtel Formula One Grand Prix, it was an exciting for us to plan and secure promotional events for the project.
The first of such projects to the run up of the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix 2008 was to secure a spot for the NUS FSAE Race Car project in the Malaysia-Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR) which held an event at the National Library Board in February 2008. Prof Seah Kar Heng, project advisor, also gave a short talk on his team and project. ESPN Star Sports was also present to televise the event. It was a great day for the family and to see impeccable examples of the glory days of the motorcars and quite a few racing cars too which are still competing in races today.
The second of such projects to the run up of the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix 2008 was to secure a spot for the NUS FSAE Race Car project at the K1 Grand Finale at F1 Paddock in Marina Bay as part of the National Day Celebrations 2008. The NUS FSAE team displayed two of their design-and-built race cars and talked to public who dropped by their booth. An estimated 30,000 visited the event which had its guest of honour, Mr LUI Tuck Yew and Mr Teo Ser Luck from the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
GPS - Racing Feature
Jul & Sep 2008. GPS was a magazine exclusively launched for the Singtel Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore to create a buzz to the nation for the world’s most prestigious motorsport. GPS covered the 2008 FSAE racecar as well as the NUS Eco car for both issues. All thanks to Mark Henderson.
20 Sep 2008. In the special F1 SG GP supplementary edition in Singapore’s national paper, three of the FSAE Alumni was chosen to be scrutineer the Formula One cars in the Pit Building. A coveted undertaking, the three boys were put to charge for Red Bull, Force India and Torro Rosso F1 teams.
18 Jul 2008. Team member of the FSAE team, Naem was featured as the engine expert in Singapore’s Malay paper. Posing with pride next to his racecar he built, Naeem was confident and poised as he fielded questions from Jaz Al-Zain.
18 Jun 2008. Interview of Prof Seah, 2008 FSAE’s project supervisor, on leading his student race engineers. Dubbed, “Doctor of Speed” the online article was written by Karen Hoisington.
10 Apr 2008. Another coverage on a alumnus team member Daniel Pherng who was involved in the 2007 and 2008 FSAE team. A full page article featured the photogenic graduate next to his self-built racecar.
21 Mar 2008. Four members of the 2008 FSAE race car team who were residents of this community shared their experiences about being racecar engineers to inspire the youths of the community. The magazine reaches 890,000 households in the central district of Singapore.
21 Mar 2008. Two members of the 2008 FSAE race car team who were residents of this community shared their experiences about being racecar engineers to inspire the youths of the community. The magazine reaches 658,000 households in the western district of Singapore.