Bridgestone tyres hosted an event during which eight disadvantaged children met up with 2008 Formula One World Champion World champion Lewis Hamilton.
The McLaren driver was delighted to share his first hand account of the thrilling world of motorsports sports racing with the children.
Bridgestone, the official tyres supplier for F1, hosted the event for the children of Singapore’s Club Rainbow, during the run up to this weekends 14th Grand Prix of the season.
Club Rainbow (Singapore) is a registered charity committed to helping children and youths suffering from a range of chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Established in 1992, the charity currently supports more than 470 beneficiaries and their families.
The beneficiaries, aged 12 to 19, were given a tour at the McLaren team garage and given an insight into the intricate preparation for the race vehicles.
But the highlight of their visit was undoubtedly the exclusive meeting with Hamilton where he chatted about the sport with them.
The beneficiaries then presented a hand-made gift to Hamilton and had pictures taken with him to mark the memorable visit.
Kunihiko Umemoto, president of Bridgestone Asia Pacific said, “The buzzing excitement of the Formula One race is best experienced ‘live’ in person – with the sights, sounds and adrenalin rush.
“We are glad to bring the children and youths from Club Rainbow out for a remarkable time at the Singapore Grand Prix and to give them a rare glimpse of the workings behind the scenes.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team