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EDOX holds a meet and greet session with F1 driver Marcus Ericsson

BY Marcus Lim

The Swiss watchmaker launches their latest timepiece in partnership with the Sauber F1 team

Last Thursday, Swiss watchmaker EDOX held a meet and greet session with Sauber F1 driver Marcus Ericsson at the Pan Pacific Singapore hotel. Apart from the customary photograph and autograph opportunities, guests had the delight of witnessing three young local aspiring F1 drivers interview Ericsson. 

First to quiz the F1 driver was 12-year old Danial Hakimi, an avid karter who has competed in the Rok Cup and X30 Southeast Asia series. Danial sought advice from Ericsson on overcoming setbacks (in racing), to which he quipped “be strong in yourself and believe in yourself”.

Next up was 11-year old Kalen Chin, an experienced junior karter who started karting at the young age of 4. Similar to Danial, Kalen also competed in the Rok Cup and X30 Southeast Asia series. He posed a rather practical question, asking for racing techniques he could learn, and walked away with advice to “maximize braking, but (to) avoid braking too late”.

The final interviewer was the youngest there – 8-year old Tiziano Monza, who is the youngest Singaporean to obtain an official racing license when he was just 6.5 years old. F1 driver hopeful Tiziano asked for tips to becoming an F1 driver, and was told to “always work hard, always enjoy what you are doing and have fun”.

EDOX also unveiled their latest timepiece at the event, the EDOX Chronorally Sauber F1 Team Limited Edition, which was specially created to mark the partnership between the two organizations. The timepiece shares the same high-tech DNA with the Sauber F1 car, featuring a light and tough black titanium case paired with a carbon-fibre dial.