Globe Telecoms held a one-day race exhibition event entitled Slipstream 2.0 at the Bonifacio Global City on Saturday to support Marlon Stockinger’s plight to become the first Filipino in the Formula 1 racing circuit.
The event, which includes different motor sport displays and now in its second year, aimed to be a venue where fans can witness the world-class racing atmosphere in the middle of the bustling city.
“It feels awesome to be back here again. I think there’s a lot of people here than last year. Its cool to see the Filipinos getting into motor sports,” Stockinger said about the event in an interview with The Manila Times after several runs around BGC in his Lotus F1 Junior vehicle.
He added that he believes that the roads here in the country, especially inside the business districts, can be suitable for holding international races.
“I think definitely if Philippines wanted it, we could have a grand prix here. Its definitely possible. But i think its more possible to have a Filipino F1 driver,” he stated.
Lastly, the aspiring F1 driver claimed that events like the Globe Slipstream is one way to promote racing and the sport here in the country.
“I do a lot of racing abroad and it’s hard for my Filipino fans to follow me so doing it here in my race car is just a great way to give back. Its really cool,” he ended.