There are some interesting faces in the Singapore paddock this weekend.
One of them is Lesa Kennedy, a prominent NASCAR board member and vice chairwoman of the American series.
It is rumoured she is securing a supply of ECUs with McLaren Electronic Systems. McLaren group chairman Ron Dennis is also in Singapore this weekend.
Kennedy also met with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, sparking rumours NASCAR could be put on the bill for the 2012 United States Grand Prix in Austin.
Also spotted in the Singapore paddock was Dmitry Kozak, Russia's deputy prime minister, who met with F1 chief executive Ecclestone.
Other notable dignitaries in Singapore are Dr Naviachandra Ramgoolam, the prime minister or Mauritius, and Jacques Regis, formerly the president of French motor racing authority FFSA.