April 2, 2008
Motorsports without beautiful women is like a forest without trees.
Motorsports without beautiful, witty, charming women would be… like Formula 1 without Formula Unas.
These are the 10 young, attractive ladies, motorsports fans — who are handpicked and invited by Red Bull “mystery judges” to each Grand Prix. The one most outstanding Una (as they’re affectionately called) will get to join fellow Fromula Una winners from the other Grand Prixes in Sao Paolo, Brazil for the F1 season finale.
Another beauty pageant? Yes sort of, but not quite. After all, they need not parade around on stage in bikinis and advocate world peace. Instead, the girls were quietly assessed for their spunk & attitude, grace & glamor throughout the whole 4 days, by “mystery judges” again nonetheless.
As some conspiracy theories go…was I… *gasp*..one of those sneaky judges lurking amidst the shadows? Hmm…
Haha that, unfortuantely, is a secret we will never uncover
So I was lucky enough to be invited along as part of the Media for an exciting ride with the Formula Una ladies to the F1 Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit. I repeat, I was not one of the Unas, my role was of the reporting kind. Though it may have been work… but who really cares when it’s an all-expenses paid VIP trip to one of my favorite sports! Plus, I get to hang out with 10 major hotties!
Red Bull Austria’s La Formula Una Program
We set off on a rainy morning from West Coast Park Mcdonalds to the Tuas checkpoint, and then our final destination Kuala Lumpur. Embarassing Q&A games were played on board, as everyone chatted away and got to know each other better.
At our stop-over for lunch we find…….
We finally arrive at our hotel cum serviced apartments.
The Unas getting their rooming arrangements sorted out…
A little relax time in the suite, with a small complimentary dose of chocolate-lovin’ to top it off…
While the Unas had to bunk in with another roomie, I felt so fortunately blessed to have my own spacious room all to myself!
Luxe bed and big kitchen. Not that I’d be doing any cooking.
Would have loved to whip up a storm and play house though.. I wouldn’t mind staying in this big elegant studio, perfect size for a bachelor girl like me. Even the bathroom was humongous enough to dance around in!
They asked if I was scared sleeping alone. Well no, not at all. I did leave one lamp on though…
The stunning 30th floor view of the skyline from the bed.
*daydreams of Lewis Hamilton beside me….*
besides cars, he gets my heart racing
…..righttt, SNAP OUTTA IT!
Met up with the Red Bull crew at the top of the hotel, where the popular Luna Bar is located.
Very nice & funky, love the pool and open skylines. Getting the place ready for the Formula One parties to be held over the next few nights…
The stylish indoor area of Luna…
They had plenty of pretty frocks to choose from of course, one girl reportedly even brought 15 changes of outfits!!! I guess they must be strong believers of the saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail“. Or perhaps “There are no ugly women, only lazy women“. Well with their eyes set on the Red Bull La Formua Una title, no cost is spared.. and the end result was undoubtedly gorgeousness 10 times over.
Unas being briefed….
…..followed by… a dazzling SURPRISE!!!
Photoshoot time… and the La Formula Unas are…
Come nightfall, we head off for our first dinner together.
Market Place is a cosy and intimate fine-dining haven tucked away in a secluded tropical surroundings…
Once seated, the programme coordinaters hand out Sony cameras to each Una for them to snap away throughout their trip.
Time to get trigger happy girls…
Serenaded by the soothing sounds of the saxophone…
which culminated to us (okay just a few of us old folks) singing along to “I LOVE YOU BABBYYY…AND IF IT’S QUITE ALRIGHT, I NEED YOU BABBBYY..TO WARM THE LONELY NIGHTS…”
Then it’s back to Pacific Regency for more partying at Luna Bar.
2 Unas take it up a notch to the DJ console
Lutfiah puts up a really cool poi performance! I’m inspired to learn it too after watching her. Oops, her cap also falls into the pool in the process!
P.S did you know Redbull has recently launched a sugar-free version? Also, do not confuse the blue & silver cans from Red Bull Austria with the Thai version… they’re different!
Although swigging all that Red Bull did leave most looking energetic and awake even at 2am, we retired to our rooms to get some rest for our outdoor jungle adventure early the next morning…..
Stay tuned for more updates over the next few days Take care till then.