It may be “just” two years since Covid-19 started its engines in 2020, but this is practically an eternity for local race fans eagerly awaiting the return of the Singapore-stage of the F1 Grand Prix. If fans feel it’s a long wait, imagine how much longer the hiatus feels to a race-car driver. Case in point, the 40-year-old Yuey Tan.
The pit-stop has finally come to an end, because the popular Singapore F1 Night Race returns in 2022 with the full-fat roster of the race proper, star-studded music concerts and two support races: W Series, an all-female single-seater racing championship, and TSS The Super Series, which is one of Asia’s most competitive GT Series that sees GT3, GT4 and GTM race-cars fielded.
Tan is a Singapore-based professional race-car driver and a veteran of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) race series. Prior to the pandemic lockdown, he’d scored 11 Singapore Grand Prix starts — and two wins — in the PCCA during the series’ tenure as a F1 support race. Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are the only drivers to drive more Singapore Grand Prix than he has.