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Globe Telecom brings back the F1 rush in the Philippines with Slipstream 2.0

Country’s no. 1 mobile brand empowers the Filipino dream to conquer the global F1 stage

Marlon Stockinger

Manila, Philippines (June 23, 2015)—The country’s leading mobile brand Globe Telecom brings the Formula One rush to the Philippines once again as it presents Slipstream 2.0, an event celebrating the journey of Marlon Stockinger as the first and only Filipino to make his way into the competitive world of Formula One racing.

Slipstream 2.0 opens the world of the Prince of Speed, Marlon Stockinger, to Filipinos, and how he lives his life in the fast lane. “This sport may not be as common as boxing and basketball in the country, but with Slipstream 2.0, we can bring Marlon’s journey and the F1 experience closer to the Filipinos,”said Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business. “This year, Slipstream evolves into a family entertainment event. People will not only witness Marlon’s driving skills but there are many activities to enjoy. We want this event to be an unforgettable digital lifestyle experience for the families attending by giving them wonderful moments that they can share,” Horan said.

Slipstream 2.0 is happening this Saturday, June 27, at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. From 12NN to 5PM, the public can enjoy driving exhibitions, motorcycle stunts, and car parade and exhibit. Marlon’s famous Lotus-Gravity Charouz Renault 3.5 car will also be on display for public viewing and photo opportunities. Marlon will be at the event to show his amazing driving skills, as well as to meet and greet the lucky winners of the Slipstream contest.

Apart from the event day’s activities, there will be pre-event gimmicks lined up for Marlon and everyone to enjoy. Marlon lives a fast-paced, highly connected digital lifestyle. And for someone who is always on the go like him, where else can he best spend some quality time with his fans, but in the digital space.

For this, Marlon will take on Twitter on June 24, at 4PM to tweet with his followers and give them his undivided attention. Marlon will give his fans a chance to ask him about anything under the sun, and learn more about him.

He will also take on Viber the following day at 5PM to chat with his fans who want to know more about this fast-rising F1 star. Those who will want to chat with the Prince of Speed must join the Enjoy Globe Viber public chat.

A set of podcast sessions will also be released starting June 26 where Marlon will talk about his passion for racing, how he keeps in touch with his family, friends, and fans even if he’s always on the go. A by-invitation dinner with Globe executives, ambassadors, partners and media friends will follow at 7PM at Le Jardin, before the final day on the 27th.

Special guests

Aside from activities for Marlon fans and both car and non-car enthusiasts in the afternoon, there will be special guests from Anima Christi Center in Muntinlupa City. Anima Christi is a special school for children with learning challenges. Before the actual event opens, students from the school will be able to meet and greet Marlon, as well as spend some time with him playing parlor games and sharing meals. The children will also be given special access to the pit garage and Marlon’s car.

Road closure

To give way to the exhibitions at the event, some roads will be closed from 12NN to 5PM. Roads included are the following: Rizal Drive, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue cor 28th Street, 4th Avenue cor 30th Street, 5th Avenue, 27th Street cor 3rd Avenue, and 31st Street cor 3rd Avenue.

For more information on Slipstream 2.0, visit www.globe.com.ph/slipstream.