Schumacher and Rosberg brings the F1 fever to the streets

Published on April 1st, 2010

Fresh of the their strong start at the first two rounds of the season in Bahrain and Australia, the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg took the streets of Kuala Lumpur to participate in the PETRONAS Formula One street demo, for the very first time.

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The took place at the PETRONAS Pit Pulse and along Jalan Binjai in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre was the main highlight of PETRONAS’ 8 -day promotion campaign for the upcoming PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.

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With the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS MGP W01 taking the centre stage at the demo, both Schumacher and Rosberg were also joined by other teams in the PETRONAS Motorsports family. Also taking part in the demo were the graduates from PETRONAS’ racing school programme – PETRONAS Formula Xperience and the riders from the PETRONAS YAMAHA teams aboard the Supersports 600cc YAMAHA R6, ¬†Underbone and Supercross motorcycles.

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The crowd were also entertained by a special appearance of the original Silver Arrows MERCEDES-BENZ W196R Formula One car. The car was the original Silver Arrows that was entered by MERCEDES during the 1954 – 1955 season then driven by Argentinian multi-world champion, Juan Manuel Fangio.

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The MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One team’s participation in the programme was part of activities with the team’s title partners, PETRONAS. Prior to the the event, Schumacher and Rosberg together with Nick Heidfeld, team principal Ross Brawn and Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport met with their Malaysian fans during an open-stage special appearance at the PETRONAS Pit Pulse on Tuesday.

text: PETRONAS MOTORSPORTS  pix: Geck

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