|The A1 Team Malaysia has introduced a brand new Team identity in line with the Malaysian unity initiative recently launched by Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, entitled “1 Malaysia”.|
The motor racing team which represents the country in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, the nation-versus-nation international racing series, was conceived five years ago with the aim of drawing together Malaysians to form a national racing team. The team embodies 1Malaysia with a crew which is both multi-racial and multi-denominational and competes for the pride of the country.
The fundamental concept of 1Malaysia is an appreciation of the diversity of the nation’s people; its goal is to preserve and enhance this unity and cultural diversity whilst recognising that everyone shares a desire for a better tomorrow, within the bounds of opportunity, respect, friendship and understanding. 1Malaysia energetically reinforces this and encourages everyone to define Malaysia and the role Malaysians must play in its future.
A1 Team Malaysia is proud to represent the nation on a global platform, showcasing national brands and companies by using the powerful medium of motorsport. Since its inception, the team has recruited and developed its own Malaysian crew of specialist race mechanics and technicians, as well as commercial people, who are now in demand from other high-profile international teams, having been given the necessary top-level international motorsport training and experience.
The team has been competing in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport for the past four years and has consistently finished in the top 10 in an illustrious, yet short, life-time and is regarded as a potential championship title contender having finished 6th overall of the 22 teams competing in the last season.
The team is currently preparing for a new season of racing which starts next month at Surfers Paradise in Australia, 23-25 October 2009.