Alex Yoong Malaysian F1 Driver

Yoong's sponsors dropped out and his father was forced to fund his son's racing activities until the family became indebted. He didn't finish the race. During the race, he was up into ninth by the end of the first lap. Minardi later announced that Yoong would not drive for the team in but did not rule out any further involvement.

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Yoong was also in talks to partner Olivier Panis at Toyota. At the next round at Donington, Yoong ended up starting fifth and drove arguably the best race of his career.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alex Yoong. The damage caused the car to sit out for the rest of the weekend, but Yoong bounced back at Queensland Raceway to start ninth. After getting advice from his father, Yoong drove in Formula Three but dropped out in due to withdrawal from his sponsors. Despite this, Yoong qualified last at Long Beach and became the first retirement. Yoong began a campaign in Formula Renault with Startline Racing in along with sponsorship from Malaysian tyre manufacturer, 150 spacecam @m portable driver Silverstone tyres.

Yoong was racing as high as fifth after passing David Coulthard for sixth. During Friday practice, electrical problems limited Yoong's running and gearbox trouble cut short Saturday free practice. His victorious streak ended in when he finished fourth in the points.

This result was Yoong's best placed finish in Formula One. He cited Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna as his racing heroes.

He eventually finished seventh after being passed by Mika Salo. And he has worked with some of the best. Technical problems marked the practice session and qualifying. Several laps later, his brakes failed at Tosa and pitched him into the gravel.

Alex Yoong in the Champ Car Series. Alex Yoong competed in the waterskiing tournament in the Jakarta Games where he won a silver medal.

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Yoong retired after a collision with Irvine. At the start, he overtook rival Marchy Lee at the first corner and won the race. He eventually finished on the final podium position in third.

He was driving for Startline Racing, sponsored by Malaysian tire manufacturer Silverstone. He became the lead driver and put together of an outfit of primary Malaysian crew members, an example followed by other National teams. Yoong and Webber did not race in Spain after several rear and front wing failures for both drivers throughout practice and qualifying. Yoong currently focuses on the development from drivers in Asia. For the uninitiated, a Super Licence is a qualification allowing the licence-holder to compete in the Formula One World Championship as a driver.

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Philippine Daily Inquirer. The rest of the season wasn't much better. He subsequently went into Formula and managed to improve despite a horrific crash at Spa-Francorchamps during the season. Despite this brilliant result, Yoong was unable to qualify in Austria, Germany or Hungary. His grandfather worked as a contractor and steel trader but was forced to retire during the Asian financial crisis.

Yoong returned for the Italian Grand Prix. After his Formula One career, Yoong initially struggled to remain visible in international motorsports. With the deployment of the safety car to clear several cars who had retired, Yoong was unable to see the safety car's lights in the spray.

Yoong retired with an engine failure. Next year, Yoong was a race winner five times and finished second in the points, behind Adderly Fong.

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During the first race in Australia, he was beset by gearbox problems in free practice and spun twice when caught out by a wet track. The real figure was never publicly disclosed. During the race, he spun in front of Ralf Schumacher before the Williams lapped him.

He had to adjust to the Mugen-Honda engine and came up with results very similar than with Portman Racing. In his first season in this one-make cup, Yoong won three times in ten races to finish third in the points, behind Marchy Lee and Adderly Fong. Later in the race, while he was in fifth gear at kph, he aquaplaned and spun after hitting a puddle. Yoong joined the Italian F championship from the third round onwards. Yoong consulted his father who believed his son would succeed in lower categories.

F1 was a dream come true for Alex Yoong

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F1 was a dream career for Malaysian Alex Yoong