A1 TEAM MALAYSIA PREPARES FOR MEXICO ROUND OF A1 GRAND PRIX Proton sponsored A1 Team Malaysia arrived in Mexico this week for round nine of the A1 Grand Prix series which is being held at the Parque Fundidora in Monterrey. Team spirits are...
A1 TEAM MALAYSIA PREPARES FOR MEXICO ROUND OF A1 GRAND PRIX
Proton sponsored A1 Team Malaysia arrived in Mexico this week for round nine of the A1 Grand Prix series which is being held at the Parque Fundidora in Monterrey. Team spirits are high following the team's first A1 Grand Prix podium, earned at the previous round in Indonesia two weeks ago.
The Monterrey circuit is located in the historical Parque Fundidora, which was built on the site of Latin America's first steel mill in 1983. The 3.38 km track runs in an anti-clockwise direction and has 12 high and low speed corners along with fast straights where speeds of upwards of 280 km/h can be expected.
Alex Yoong is looking forward to returning to track action in Mexico at the challenging circuit, where he has previously raced when competing in the US Champ Car series three years ago. The Malaysian driver says, "There are only a few A1GP drivers with experience of this circuit, so I hope that I have the edge on some of the others at the beginning of the weekend. This track hasn't been used for a while, so it's very dusty and will take some cleaning during the practice sessions before we see just how quick these cars can be at this parkland venue."
Jack Cunningham, Team Principal, A1 Team Malaysia adds, "The team's second place finish really gave us a welcome boost. To achieve a podium was just a great lift for us and the team's fans at home in Malaysia. Can we go higher and lift the winner's trophy? We're out to do the best that we can at each weekend race. The team will be working hard to do everything possible for the best result we can achieve here in Mexico."
A1 Grand Prix is a new concept in motor racing with national teams representing their country competing around the world, with drivers native to the nation piloting identical cars. The Series has visited the UK, Germany, Portugal, Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, South Africa, and Indonesia. Following the Mexico race weekend, the Series will travel to the USA, with the final round taking place in Shanghai, China.
8TV is the official Malaysian broadcaster of the A1 Grand Prix of Nations series.