With the Masters Historic F1 races set to hit the streets of Singapore on September 19-21, the entry list has been confirmed along with the timetable and fans will get a chance to see a 24-strong entry in two races, preceded by free practice and a sole qualifying session? The constructors represented are Lotus, Tyrrell, Brabham, Wolf, Williams, McLaren, March, Shadow, BRM, Hesketh, Parnelli, Penske and Fittipaldi, with drivers from Europe and America set to go head-to-head in the two 25-minute races.
Heading the entry is experienced Spaniard Joaquin Folch in the ex-Nelson Piquet 1981 title-winning Brabham BT49C and he can’t wait for the event to begin. “After so many years racing historic F1, (I can remember my first race in 1997), we have had the opportunity to race in legendary places... But to have the opportunity to race in a place like Singapore is something not to be missed. Thanks to the organisers of the Singapore GP, as well as the F1 management and administration, and especially Masters Historic Racing, this dream is about to come true. I am sure that the Singapore fans will appreciate to have the opportunity to see that bunch of unique cars racing on the streets of their city.”
The race will make history for being the first historic F1 race on the streets of Singapore, the first time that the cars will have been driven in anger on the Singaporean streets. The event will also break new ground by being run under the floodlights on Friday evening and that will be a first for the cars that never ran in the dark in period. For the cars and drivers it will be a completely new experience and an exceptional spectacle.
Against Folch as potential winners come young guns Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E), Ollie Hancock (Fittipaldi F5A) and Aaron Scott (March 761), plus leading Americans Chris Locke (Lotus 79), Doug Mockett (Penske PC4) and Robert Blain (March 761). Practice and qualifying take place on Friday September 19th with race one on Saturday at 16:40 (over 25 minutes). Sunday’s race opens the programme at 16:00 and the sights and sounds of 1970s and 80s F1 cars are sure to captivate fans.