A1 TEAM MALAYSIA IS LENT A HELPING "NOSE" One of the aspects that make the A1 Grand Prix of Nations series unique is that each team's car has an identical chassis. In keeping with the A1 GP philosophy of having a series that competes on a...
A1 TEAM MALAYSIA IS LENT A HELPING "NOSE"
One of the aspects that make the A1 Grand Prix of Nations series unique is that each team's car has an identical chassis.
In keeping with the A1 GP philosophy of having a series that competes on a level playing field with identical chassis, tyres and engine, the A1 chassis is designed and manufactured by Lola International, a company famous for its long track record in motorsport building cars for A1, Champ Cars, Formula Nissan, F3, F3000, sportscar categories and more.
Since the official A1 Paul Ricard test session in August 2005, A1 Team Malaysia has assisted A1 Team Indonesia with spare parts purchase and supply and other logistics issues as A1 Team Indonesia did not have its full complement of spares with the team having been put together very quickly in the last weeks leading up to the start of the inaugural A1 Grand Prix of Nations series at Brands Hatch in the UK on 25 September 2005.
On Sunday 12 February at Sentul International Circuit, Indonesia, A1 Team Malaysia was in need of a spare nose at the end of the Sprint Race following damage to the front of the car during one of the two occasions when Alex Yoong was hit by another car.
A1 Team Indonesia immediately came to the rescue by offering their spare nose in order for A1 Team Malaysia to compete, as the damaged nose was not repairable in the time available between races.
Jack Cunningham, Team Principal said on Sunday 12 February,
"Keen-eyed fans will have noticed that the A1 Team Malaysia car ran with a red and white nose. We thank Team Indonesia for their generosity in coming forward and offering us the use of the spare nose. We have done a lot for the Indonesian team over the past months and this was their opportunity to pay us back and help us compete, in a race where achieved such a fine result. Without their help today, we wouldn't have made it. Their willingness to reciprocate when we needed help was just what we needed. Perhaps that's the true result of a racing series run between competing nations. Anyway, with Lola now having the opportunity to produce additional parts we will have our full complement in Mexico, our next race, where we will again be showing the yellow, black and white colours of Team Malaysia."
A1 Team Malaysia now heads to Mexico for the A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Monterrey which takes place from 24 -- 26 February.