ALEX YOONG MALAYSIAN F1 DRIVER

At the Lausitzring, Yoong started in 18th and charged up to seventh by the end of the first lap and ended up in sixth. Several laps later, his brakes failed at Tosa and pitched him into the gravel. At the next round at Donington, Yoong ended up starting fifth and drove arguably the best race of his career. He drove a Lotus 72 that was driven by Ronnie Peterson. It is her second SEA Games gold medal.

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Retrieved 15 October I must thank all my past and present sponsors, my government, my family and friends as well as all those who supported me who have all been part of making this possible. He returned to Water skiing at the Southeast Asian Games and he claimed one gold medal and one silver medal in the men’s slalom and jump events on 17 November This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat Archived from the aelx on 16 February After that it will be heavy training for me to raise my strength a few notches.

Yoong began a campaign in Formula Renault with Startline Racing in along with sponsorship from Malaysian tyre manufacturer, Silverstone tyres.

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The third race saw an 18th-place finish. That, however, is to be expected for me coming in at the tail end of the season.

The race was more eventful as he dropped to 25th and lapped after his car was stuck in fourth gear and an incident with Kevin Mundy on lap one meant he was unable to finish higher than 10th. He was knocked unconscious maalaysian 20 minutes. Yoong returned for the Italian Grand Prix.

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For —08, Yoong was announced to remain with Malaysia and was partnered alongside Aaron Lim. He will be a very good yardstick for me to aim at. I will probably also be in Spain for a couple of weeks’ training with some experts.

Alex Yoong season review

On what he think was the most difficult aspects of his introduction into Formula One when most of the season’s malaywian have already been run. He also co-presented Formula One live coverage at 8TV. Yoong also gained a second place in the feature race which saw him sustain three minor collisions and a mistimed, delayed pit stops and many overtaking moves.

This result led to Yoong to go a title challenge in The lack of time to get my race seat back into my race car resulted in my lower back cramping up from lap 5 which was really difficult for me.

Yoon Yoong, during an interview before the Indian Grand Prixadmitting his foray in Formula One did not influence drivers in Malaysia [30]. At the first round in Donington, on lap one, Yoong outbraked three cars entering the Melbourne hairpin with his four tyres locking up and by the 5th lap, Yoong was in 6th but an eventual collision with Rollo McNally but managed to finish 20th.

Alex Yoong season review

Yoong also raced in Formula Nippon where he achieved no success. During the race, malxysian spun in front of Ralf Malaysain before the Williams lapped him. During the first race in Australiahe was beset by gearbox problems in free practice and spun twice when caught out by a wet track. Manwaring offered him a seat, possibly as early as the British Grand Prix. Archived from the original on 2 May In the Korean Formula Three Grand Prix at Changwon, an altercation with a backmarker placed him out in the first race, but the second heat saw a late-race charge from the back to snatch 10th on the final lap but was not classified overall because of this first heat retirement.

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Retrieved 29 May With all these things in place the challenge for Fernando, if he stays toong, me and the team is then to score points next year. He did not malagsian the races at Australia and South Africa bringing an end to starting 45 consecutive races. For this to happen, Yoong signed with Shane Beikoff racing to compete in the final three rounds of the Konica Minolta series.

At Macau, Yoong went from 23rd on his way to ninth in the first heat before a 12th-place finish in the second hoong finish seventh overall. Yoong drove at Eastern Creek to qualify ninth and finished eighth and fifth respectively. Malaysia had a very limited motorsports scene back then and the focus completely disappeared from local events. But, Yoong miraculously recovered and once again closed on Lupberger.