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October 10, 2015, Saturday
  • Duterte to wait until Oct. 15 before declaring whether or not he is running for president. about 1 hour ago |
  • Immigration agents nab a Chinese fugitive charged with economic crimes. about 1 hour ago |
  • Faulty electrical wiring caused the fire that burned a portion of UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion on Friday morning. about 1 hour ago |
  • Makati Rep. Abby Binay to run for Makati Mayor if brother Junjun will be disqualified. about 1 hour ago |
  • Pacquiao silent on details of his senatorial bid. about 1 hour ago |
  • Pacquiao arrives from Qatar where he gave support to competing Filipino boxers. about 1 hour ago |
  • 3 suspects involved in the killing of a couple in Romblon arrested. about 1 hour ago |
  • OFW who fell from 3rd floor of building in Saudi Arabia to undergo surgery. about 1 hour ago |
  • OFW in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia falls from a building while running away from her employer. about 1 hour ago |
  • Duterte says if he shows up at Comelec on Thursday, that means he is running for president. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ayala Bridge in Manila to remain closed for the next 3 weekends. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ayala Bridge in Manila still closed to motorists due to repairs. about 1 hour ago |
  • Pikit & other towns in North Cotabato experience by power outage after bombs hit 2 NGCP towers. about 1 hour ago |
  • 2 NGCP steel towers in North Cotabato collapse after being bombed. about 1 hour ago |
  • 2,136 out of 3,866 pass the licensure examinations for mechanical engineers last month. about 1 hour ago |
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel & stay in Japan & Hong Kong for 12 days. 17 hours ago |
  • LTFRB suspends the franchises for 30 units of Dagupan Bus. 17 hours ago |
  • Number of fatalities in fire that hit Leyte Prison and Penal Farm rises to 10. 17 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman has also issued a dismissal order against Masbate Gov. Rizalina Lanete. 18 hours ago |
  • Director General Joel Villanueva resigns from TESDA in view of his plan to join the senatorial race. 18 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp says the Ombudsman’s dismissal order vs. Mayor Binay was done in haste. 18 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman Carpio-Morales says it is up to Comelec to decide whether or not to allow Mayor Binay to run for a 3rd term. 18 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman’s order includes Mayor Binay’s dismissal from service & perpetual disqualification from public office. 18 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman’s dismissal order for Mayor Binay is in connection with his plunder case over the alleged overpriced Makati City parking building. 18 hours ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay is planning to file his COC next week & run for a third term. 18 hours ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay can still appeal the Ombudsman’s dismissal order at the Court of Appeals. 18 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman cites grave misconduct & serious dishonesty as reasons for Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s dismissal. 18 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman orders the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. 18 hours ago |
  • The 5-day period for filing of the Certificates of Candidacy (COC) begins on Monday Oct. 12. 22 hours ago |
  • Comelec conducts a demonstration on how to properly file the Certificates of Candidacy (COC). 22 hours ago |
  • Fmr. SAF Chief Getulio Napenas laments no one is being charged for the death of 9 SAF commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut. 22 hours ago |
  • Ayala Bridge in Manila to be closed to motorists at 10 pm Friday. 22 hours ago |
  • Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista eyes a third term. 22 hours ago |
  • Jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam wants to run for a senate seat. 22 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Seneres says he has a vice-presidential bet & a complete senatorial line-up. 22 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Roy Seneres hopes he won’t be seen as a nuisance candidate after he announced his pres’l bid. 22 hours ago |
  • 3 inmates bolt prison in Tabaco, Albay. 22 hours ago |
  • 9 inmates die in fire that broke out in Abuyog, Southern Leyte prison. 22 hours ago |
  • About 60 members from PH & U.S. Marine Corps take part in an amphibious landing exercise in Ternate, Cavite. 23 hours ago |
  • Sen. Honasan absent in Cebu City event where Binay announced the senator’s bid for the vice presidency. 23 hours ago |
  • Binay announced the ‘Binay-Honasan’ tandem at UNA’s political event in Cebu City. 23 hours ago |
  • Binay announces Sen. Gringo Honasan is his running mate in the 2016 elections. 23 hours ago |
  • Fire out declared at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion at 10:30 am on Friday. 23 hours ago |
  • Fire hits University of Santo Tomas’ new multi-purpose gymnasium ‘Quadricentennial Pavilion’ on Friday morning. 23 hours ago |
  • Body of man involved in Thursday’s hostage-taking in Manila has yet to be identified and claimed. 23 hours ago |
  • De Lima took her oath as LP member at Balay headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City. 23 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima takes oath as Liberal Party member. 23 hours ago |

Philippines’ pride in the Lotus F1 Junior Team

By Isah V. Red | Mar. 13, 2013 at 06:01pm
The year 2013 is proving to be a promising one for young sports superstar Marlon Stockinger who made Filipinos proud in the international motor racing scene by winning numerous international races—among them the world’s most prestigious Grand Prix race in Monaco—and being the first Southeast Asian race car driver chosen to join the junior ranks of one of the most legendary Formula One teams—The Lotus F1 Team!

Dubbed as one of the “Young Ones,” Marlon Stockinger proudly represents the Philippines alongside six other recruits from across the globe (Marco Sorensen of Denmark, Alex Fontana of Switzerland, Oscar Tunjo of Colombia, Esteban Ocon of France, Alexander Albon of Thailand and Dorian Boccolacci of France); and they will all be supported by the Lotus F1 Team.

A Filipino-Swiss racing driver Marlon Stockinger    Image Teddy Pelaez

Marlon has this to say when asked about the significance of joining the Lotus F1 Team Junior Program, “It’s a great feeling to be associated with such a prestigious team. If you look back through the years as Benetton and Renault you can see that this team knows how to win championships, so to be surrounded by that heritage is a big honor for me. I really want to make the most of it and am looking forward to wearing the team colors with pride.” Marlon will take a huge step this year as he competes in the World Series by Renault, a challenge that he vows to truly work hard for to build a strong platform and progress through the ranks.

Lotus F1 Team Principal Eric Boullier said, “Motorsport can be very daunting for young drivers, particularly everything that occurs away from the track, so we hope to give our drivers the very best preparation possible for their future careers.”

Stockinger, which is the Philippines’ best representation of speed, has been an ambassador of the country’s most reliable broadband, Tattoo since the beginning of his journey toward the F1 dream. Now that’s he’s leapt closer to that dream, Tattoo continues to support Stockinger in a partnership that has transcended from an analogy on speed to a relationship that has become world-class.

Marlon and the rest of the Lotus F1 Team have a very special treat for Filipino motorsport fans. For the very first time,  Filipinos will witness and experience first-hand, the fastest show on earth as we bring Formula One to the streets of Manila.  An actual Formula 1 car will be flown in for a Lotus F1 Roadshow happening on May 3-5 at the streets of Manila. Marlon will have the unique privilege of being its official driver. This is a dream come true for Marlon, who at a very young age has dreamt of making it big internationally and representing the country as a car-racing champ.

It could only get bigger and better for Marlon from here. With a solid team such as the Lotus F1 behind him plus the support of Tattoo, Marlon shows no signs of stopping. As Marlon drives into high gear towards that Formula 1 dream—let’s race with him!  Marlon Stockinger wants the Philippines in the World Racing Map, let’s follow his every turn as he races to the finals and becomes the Philippines’ First F1 Junior Driver to race in the most prestigious World Series by Renault!
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