SINGAPORE, September 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
UPS, Official Logistics and Shipping Sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari, welcomed driver Kimi Raikkonen today to unveil a UPS City Center Race Experience at Raffles City Shopping Center, Singapore.
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The 2007 Formula One World Drivers' Champion opened the event and presented UPS's Ferrari race garage, complete with a show car, race simulators, and histories of Scuderia Ferrari and UPS. Both companies have exciting and long histories that UPS is keen to celebrate and share with the people of Singapore.
Raikkonen, who was recently re-signed by Scuderia Ferrari for the 2016 season, discussed the synergies between the two global brands and praised UPS for providing access to fans who are not able to attend the race over the weekend. He also met with a number of UPS executives and contest winners at the event ahead of the 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
"It's a very nice idea for UPS to give the fans this kind of access. For a driver, it's sometimes easy to forget how privileged we are, but this is a great celebration of the relationship ahead of the Grand Prix," said Scuderia Ferrari Driver, Kimi Raikkonen.
"UPS and Scuderia Ferrari share similar values - excellence, innovation and precision - creating a solid foundation for us to collaborate and improve Scuderia Ferrari team's operations and efficiency," said Jim O'Gara, President of UPS South Asia District.
"Providing the public with access to the world of Scuderia Ferrari and this magnificent sport is a fantastic way to celebrate UPS's partnership with Scuderia Ferrari. This UPS City Center Race Experience is a fine example. Our global presence in more than 220 countries and territories connects businesses and communities around the world, providing people with unparalleled access and the customer experience that they have now come to expect from UPS," O'Gara concluded.
The general public can enjoy a complimentary ride on the simulators at the UPS City Center Race Experience from 12pm to 10pm from Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, at Raffles City Shopping Center outside Robinson's.
About UPS' partnership with Ferrari
UPS became Official Logistics and Shipping Sponsor of Ferrari in February 2013, in a partnership encompassing Formula One, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Series of the Ferrari Challenge Championship.
UPS is also Official Logistics Partner to Ferrari through the gradual integration of its own transport services, providing freight movement on a global level.
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