Team Malaysia pit crews helmet designed by fans

NEW PIT CREW HELMETS DESIGNED BY FAN FOR A1 TEAM A1 Team Malaysia has unveiled its new pit crew helmets created from the winning design in a recent A1 team Malaysia Fan Club competition. Megat Shazreal Naim's design was chosen to feature on ...

NEW PIT CREW HELMETS DESIGNED BY FAN FOR A1 TEAM

A1 Team Malaysia has unveiled its new pit crew helmets created from the winning design in a recent A1 team Malaysia Fan Club competition. Megat Shazreal Naim's design was chosen to feature on the mechanic's helmets which are used during the pit stops at each race weekend. His creativity has won him a trip to the season finale at Brands Hatch in May next year.

The team launched the helmet design competition at the end of last season, challenging fans to submit designs which reflected the team's identity, incorporated aspects of the national flag and fitted with the livery of the car. The fans responded with entries which showed both creativity and design flair, with over 30 designs submitted from across Malaysia.

The winning entry from Megat Shazreal Naim features the core bright yellow and black of the team and car -, whilst also incorporating aspects of the Jalur Gemilang (the Malaysian national Flag).

A1 Team Malaysia's helmet supplier, Sol Helmets, joined A1 Team Malaysia judges to select the winning entry and with a unanimous decision the winning design was selected. The winner's prize includes a trip to Brands Hatch in the UK for the final round of the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and his own helmet autographed by the team. The final design will be in use at the first round of the series in Zandvoort this weekend.

Three runners up in the competition were also announced with Yazid Yusof, Danny Choo, Alvin Lim winning tickets to A1 Team Malaysia's home race at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia in November, as guests of the team.

A1 Team Malaysia's Fan Club Manager, Azrai Razuan, commented on receiving the helmets for despatch to Zandvoort, "There were plenty of original and creative helmet liveries submitted for the competition with our Malaysian fans showing imagination and design flair. The winning design is highly visible, distinctive and is in keeping with the yellow livery that we are known for, which is exactly what we wanted. With three pit stops each race weekend this season the helmet will be on display regularly and with this great new design, we know that all fans will notice us in the pit lane and cheer us on even more."

Fans of A1 Team Malaysia can have their chance to enter other great competitions by joining the A1 Team Malaysia Fanzone, by registering though the team's main website at www.a1teammalaysia.com.

-credit: malaysia

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