According to Wikipedia, Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Did you know that it was Marlon Stockinger to be the first Filipino who won a formula race in Europe? He is the 2006 Asian Karting Champion, 2007 Philippine Rotax Max Champion, and the 2008 Formula BMW Pacific Scholarship Winner. These achievements and the fact that his driving talent is a real deal make him the ideal symbol of Globe’s journey of providing innovations and excellent service to its consumers and their digital lifestyle.
Manila, Philippines- After his stint at the GP2 series in Austria last weekend and before racing in Silverstone, England in July, Marlon Stockinger returns to the Philippines to bring the F1 experience to the country last June 27 for Slipstream 2.0 at the Bonifacio Global City. Together with his Lotus F1 team, Stockinger once again showed Filipino pride in the fast lane by driving his Lotus World series race car zooming around BGC grounds for the public to see.
The public enjoyed driving exhibitions, motorcycle stunts, a car parade, and exhibit. Marlon’s famous Lotus-Gravity Charouz Formula Renault 3.5 car was displayed for the public to check out. Marlon also showed his amazing driving skills and had a meet-and-greet with the winners of the Slipstream contest.
Pinoys witnessed and once again enjoyed another rare occasion where an F1 car has been driven by a Filipino icon along the streets of BGC.
“This sport may not be as popular as boxing and basketball in the country, but with Slipstream 2.0, we can bring Marlon’s journey and the F1 experience closer to his countrymen,” said Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe. “We want every Filipino to see and experience the excitement that millions of fans around the world associate with this sport. Aside from that, this is a way for us to really express how we support and empower the Filipino dream,” Horan said.
Marlon Stockinger is the perfect embodiment of Globe and the telco’s leadership journey. With Marlon’s impressive track record and a real talent for racing, Globe is confident that he is well on his way to becoming the first Filipino F1 driver and conquering the global F1 arena. According to Horan, “Marlon’s journey is almost the same as ours. His passion to succeed is as strong as our commitment to continuously give the best services and experiences to our customers and remain on top of our game.”
With Marlon living the life in the fast lane, Globe sees a wonderful opportunity to uphold its aspiration to enable the passions and interests of each Filipino and support their digital lifestyle. “If we can support Marlon in reaching his goal, we can champion every Filipino in living their digital lifestyle. If we can sustain Marlon’s fast-paced and highly-connected lifestyle, we can empower the Filipino digital lifestyle with our innovative offers and global content partnerships,” Horan added.
Apart from these, motoring fans fest at some fancy automobiles that were displayed by Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. Ducati showcased its top of the line bikes while the Singapore Tourism Board had an F1 car replica on display. Spectators were also treated to some of the latest offerings of Globe Telecom, Huawei, Alveo, Monster Energy Drink, Liquid Image, Ascott, Motolite, Brembo, ROTA, and Phoenix with several booths and interactive activities.
Aside from various activities for Marlon’s fans at the Slipstream 2.0, the F1 icon also welcomed his special guests from Anima Christi Center in Muntinlupa City. Anima Christi is a special school for children with learning challenges. Before the actual event opened, students from the school spent time with Marlon, played parlor games and shared meals with the young driver. The children also had exclusive access to the pit garage and Marlon’s car display during the event.