It is morning in Singapore and most of the F1 circus will be asleep at this time, not waking up for breakfast until about midday. I always live on the local time zone and so I have a few long days but I cannot cope with saying “Good morning” to people and eating bacon sandwiches at 3pm. So this morning I am at the Asian launch of the MP4-12C at the Conrad Hotel in Singapore and we have the rather odd situation of James Allen and I (colleagues for many years and “rival” bloggers) sitting side by side waiting for the event to begin, both blogging away. This is predominantly an affair for the local media but as James and I share an interest in the economics of F1 and the business around it, we are here to listen to what they have to say. The Asian markets are so strong at the moment that this is where the cars are going to sell best and so this is important for the company.