SIC SELECTS 12 KIDS AS F1 PRESENTERS FOR SEPANG RACE

Published on April 6th, 2011

Eleven-year old Krishanti Devi will have a dream job and the envy of millions comes this Sunday at the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix after she landed the dream job of interviewing world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing.

“It’s a dream come true … I’m so happy,” said the Standard Five student from Sekolah Sri Nobel International School in Kelana Jaya, who was selected from 19 finalists in a special programme conducted by F1 promoter Sepang International Circuit.

The programme, which kicked off last month, was to select children between nine to 14 years old as F1 child presenters whose duty would be to introduce drivers from all the 12 competing teams.

“My dad is an F1 fanatic … he simply loves F1,” said Krishanti, who was selected along with Lisa Walker (Ferrari), Pans Gaetou (Williams), Celine Fong (Hispania Racing Team); Sanjev Sharma (Virgin Racing); Ti Shin Fame (Torro Rosso), Tiong Hong Wei (Mercedes GP PETRONAS), Christy Fong (Team Lotus); Chin Wei Wen (Force India); Martin Haniff (Sauber); Teoh Teng Kai (Lotus Renault); and Louis Fong Jin, who would be introducing the Mclaren pair of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

Speaking to reporters later, nine-year old Louis said that he had always idolized Hamilton and was praying hard before to pick the McLaren tag when he was invited to the stage to make his pick.

“I got McLaren … Yes!” shouted the Standard Three school boy as he went jumping with joy on stage to the cheers of the guests that included SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali.

Sepang hosts Round 2 of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship, which opened two weeks ago in Melbourne, Australia.

While Sunday will be Race Day, the F1 qualifying session would be held on Saturday. The drivers would have their first free practice on Friday when SIC would also be organizing a free Kids’ Pitwalk for Children.

words & pix: SIC

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