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Lim Ruey Yan
The Straits Times
Sep 22, 2019
Jimmy Lin, the former teen idol known as The Little Whirlwind, has flown into town and is catching the Formula One race here.
The Taiwanese singer, who is known to love car racing, said it was the first time he is watching the Singapore race. The 44-year-old told Lianhe Zaobao: "I have always wanted to watch (the Singapore Grand Prix) but did not have the chance."
He posted on Instagram photos of himself attending the launch of a luxury watch by F1 racer Kimi Raikkonen in Singapore on Thursday
Lin also attended the F1 practice session on Friday and took time out to savour local hawker dishes such as kambing soup at the Newton Food Centre on Saturday.
Lin, who is known to love car racing, took part in his first car race in 1997 and formed his first racing team in 2006. He also named his sons Kimi and Jenson, after Raikkonen and former F1 driver Jenson Button.
On Wednesday, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth had disclosed on Instagram that he was in town for the F1 race. Other celebrities at the F1 event include local actress Zoe Tay, who posted a photo of herself at the F1 Pit Building, and model Fiona Fussi, who posted a photo of herself attending the F1 qualifying race on Saturday.