SIC unveils Formula One PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix trophy

Published on March 30th, 2010

With less than a week to the biggest motorsports racing event in Malaysia, the Sepang International Circuit finally unveils the 2010 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix trophy.

Designed and sculptured by Royal Selangor, the trophy’s design is inspired by the checkered flag, and the curved shape gives a sense of acceleration and movement. The trophy will be the first sculpted F1 trophy for Malaysia.  The trophy unveiling event was preceded by the ballot draw for 12 students which have been selected for the Students Interview Session with Formula One Drivers through the audition process on Friday.

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“This year, unlike previous editions where we have the drivers’ parade, we decided to organize the Student’s Interview with Formula One drivers, which will be held before the drivers presentation on the starting grid,” said SIC CEO Razlan Razali.

“The drivers will be introduced to the students by the emcee and each student will have the opportunity to ask one team a question. The ballot draw will decide which student will get which driver or team for the interview session.”

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The interview session will be broadcasted and the spectators around the circuit and television viewers around the world will be able to watch it.

During the event, Razlan also took the opportunity to thank the partners and sponsors of the 2010 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix in advance.

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“With less than a week to go to the event, I’d like to thank Petronas for being our title sponsor for the last 12 years and hope Petronas will continue until 2015, DiGi for being our concert presenter and Malaysia Airlines for flying in our featured artists, Wyclef Jean and Fatboy Slim as well as the classic F1 car owners,” he said.

He also thanked MAS Cargo for flying in the classic cars on display at the Pavilion and the KLIA, Ministry of Defence for the Air Force fly pass and the National Service Department for the NS volunteers which will be helping SIC out at the circuit during the hectic race weekend.

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“I’d also like to convey my appreciation to the ERL, Skybus, KTMB and PLUS for their support and assistance. We hope that members of the public will use their services, with their special packages for Formula One fans, in coming over to the circuit to watch the race,” he said. To remind the general public and spectators to be early and use the public transport as much as possible. To obtain the right car park stickers as only vehicles with the right stickers will gain access to the circuit.

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Aside from the 2010 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix, where four Formula One World Champions will be battling their way to win championship title, and Malaysia’s own Team Lotus Racing’s debut on the home ground, there are many other exciting events going on at the circuit during the race weekend.

The opening ceremony itself will also be an exhilarating event, with the spectacular air display show from the Royal Malaysian Air Force and Malaysia’s own break-dancers performing to entertain the crowd at the circuit.

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Formula One fans will also be able to meet and greet their favourite drivers and teams at the driver’s autograph session on Sunday from 12pm to 1pm at the General Mall Area.

There will also be the Children’s Pit-Walk, where children will have the opportunity to see where the teams prepare for the race, and perhaps even meet the drivers themselves on the 2nd April from 5pm to 6pm and it is free.

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Any parent or guardian with children will also automatically gain free access to the pit area, where they will be able to view race preparations by teams competing in the 12th Malaysian Grand Prix.

The 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix Concert, featuring Wyclef Jean and Fatboy Slim, sponsored by DiGi, will be the ultimate crown of the race weekend.

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To enhance the F1 experience and build up excitement ahead of the race, Malaysia Airlines is also giving away over 50 grandstand tickets and over 100 Grand Prix Concert tickets. The concert will feature Fatboy Slim and Wyclef Jean and will take place at the Sepang International Circuit Helipad at 7pm, an hour after the race. Backstage passes to meet the international superstars are also up for grabs.

text: SIC  pix: Syafril Ismail

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