Signing the pact to promote responsible drinking with a car instead of the usual marker, Lewis Hamilton got behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4-12C on Wednesday afternoon at Changi Exhibition Centre to perform the "World's Most Powerful Signature".
Aptly named, the 2008 Formula 1 World Champion tried his best to 'write' the floor with a 'pen' powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine capable of producing 592 bhp of power and 601Nm of torque.
Part of Johnnie Walker's Join The Pact campaign that promotes responsible drinking, this was previously performed by Jenson Button and Mika Hakkinen in a viral video. Hence, it is the first time that the "World's Most Powerful Signature" is performed in front of a 'live' audience and although the McLaren driver did not come close to marking his initials 'LH' on the tarmac, fans present at the event showed no less support for him.
Johnnie Walker has been capitalising on its sponsorship of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team as a platform to raise awareness for responsible drinking since 2005 with the message "Never Drink and Drive".
Also present at the event was Rodney Seow, one of Singapore's racing legends, having won the 1967 Singapore Grand Prix that was held on the old Thomson Road circuit. He was the last to win the Singapore Grand Prix of that era, with two other Singaporeans — the late Yong Nam Kee and Lee Han Seng — winning in 1962 and 1966 respectively.
You can also join the pact by signing up online at www.jointhepact.com.
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